How do I care for lilies in my garden after flowering?

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P. Chislett – 

Hi, it was good to see Loraine on television the other night at the show, now is that right that after flowering we are to cut of the flowering stalks. So miss seeing you at RHS Chelsea and now have to contend with having my beautiful lilies sent by post. Thank you very much.

Hi Patrick

Hope you are well. Hopefully we will be back at Chelsea next year.

Loraine on the BBC

BBC Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 2021: Episode 1:

Yes cut the lily flower heads off from just below the flower and leave the stem and foliage to die back naturally. This will feed the bulb for the following year. You’ll notice the stem will turn brown and hollow, at this point you can remove it.

The Hart Family