What to do, what to do.
At the same time my helconias have been taking over and suffocating the amaryllis. I do love those heleconias, so decided to give them free reign of that bed and move the amaryllis (called hippeastrum more commonly here) over to the sweet potato bed.
It was quite dark by the time I had finished and found the camera to take a photo, but I am sure you get the idea. Time for a nice glass of wine in the swing with my hard work visible alongside!
I am not really sure when the best time is to move amaryllis - I suspect it is just after they flower, and then you would probably cut the leaves right back. well, I don't always do things exactly by the book all the time...... I do remember them flowering right around the time of my daughters wedding which is July 31st, so there was no way I was going to cut those leaves, so loosely tied them together with some string, then poked bits of sticks in around the area to support them. Now if and when they do flower I will have an "avenue" of amaryllis. The bed definitely looks much better than the weed bed it was on Friday, so I count that as a positive.