Lily storage and the cold weather ahead

This question was asked by
Joan gibson

I have received my order of lily bulbs from you today, and read they must be planted asap, but the soil is frozen with forecast of snow. How long can I keep them as they are, and where is the best place…
Many thanks

Hi there,
This is a really good question for all our customers receiving their lilies this week. You’re right, the weather is looking rather cold with the risk of snow so it’s not ideal to get out in the garden to start planting. Don’t worry though, your lilies will be absolutely fine if kept somewhere cold (e.g a garage) for a few weeks until the wintery spell has passed and you can get our and enjoy your garden!

Thanks for a great question.
Loraine Hart