Thanks so much.
It is difficult to give a definite answer to your question. You never mentioned the location of the cottage (zone), light conditions (full sun, shade). That being said, from your photograph it appears that the plant in question could be Nerine sp. This fall flowering bulb is a member of the Amaryllis family. Most Nerine flowering scapes are 30-50cm tall and are terminated by a loose umbel of five to 10 trumpet-shaped, shocking-pink flowers. It flowers outdoors from September to early November, depending on temperature and site. The bulbs should be planted in autumn or early winter, spaced 7-10cm apart then covered with mulch to protect from frost in the first year until they are fully established. A well-drained coarse, sandy soil, low in nitrogen, is recommended.
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Continue to enjoy this spectacular plant.