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- n. Plural form of nerine.
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Geraldine's nerines thrived on neglect on the thin acidic sand and the rubble foundations of the house, but they loved the heat and the free-draining conditions and were proof of a plant that had obviously found its niche.
But with their southern heritage the nerines are making a countermovement.
Past the small lawn, paved terrace and formal beds of roses, fuchsias, irises and nerines is a vertiginous bank planted with clashing pink and red Camellia japonica, a large fig tree and a tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera .
In my garden in Devon the dahlias and zinnia are starting to look bedraggled but the nerines, which I planted as bulbs back in March are still holding strong.