I have been growing lilies in pots for 3 years, can I now plant them out in the border please?
Yes this is no problem at all. It may be a little late now for this year as they may have started showing signs of growth. It’s probably best to leave it until the Autumn when everything has died back.
When is the best time to start using lily beetle spray?
Start early using your lily beetle spray, I would suggest using it as soon as your lilies start showing through the soil. You may notice them on fritillaria first and this can be as early as March! We use Grazers repellent for Lily Beetle. This is a completely natural spray, very effective and must be used frequently for best results. A plus is it feeds the foliage as well and stimulates growth.
Believe it or not lilies can take quite a bit of drought. They really like to be well drained. Unless it’s very hot, then they only need watering once a week. If you are new to growing lilies, we would suggest trying the Oriental Trumpet Lilies to get you going as these are happy in any well-drained soil. Once you’ve started growing lilies, you’ll see how easy they are and you’ll be addicted I’m sure.
Any Oriental Lily has a fragrance, so look at Orientals, Oriental Trumpets Lilies (these are the tree-like lilies) and Roselilies. All these have wonderful perfumes. We find the whiter the lily the more fragrant it is.
As a new gardener last summer I purchased some tulip bulbs at the Southport flower show. WOW they are amazing and cant wait to see you guys in August. Wish I could forward the pics to you I am so proud of them and it shows the high quality of your bulbs. Thank you. Mrs JA normansell
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I love lilies but unfortunately their scent gives me migraines. Is there any lilies I could grow in pots on my patio that have no scent, Even alstroemeria can give me a headache in vases in the house.
Lilies are such a glorious flower but the scent is an acquired taste. Generally, it’s the oriental varieties that carry the scent. However, the Asiatic lilies, that are very vibrantly coloured, do not carry a scent. The Asiatic lilies grow very well in pots and tend to reach a height of about 100cm tall.
Please find below some of our favourite Asiatic lilies that are fragrant free: