Red Lily Beetle

This question was asked by
Pearl T

Is there a way to prevent lily beetles, I pick them off but they are devastating them?

Hi Pearl

Lily Beetles are such a pain aren’t they? To get rid of them, you could try making a garlic solution (crushed garlic and water) or purchasing our lily beetle prevention spray.

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This question was asked by
C. Kemp

How can I eradicate Lilly Beatle and eggs from my Lilly plant that I bought last summer. I would like to buy more of these beautiful plants.
I need to be sure how to control and deter them from my garden before I buy more.
Thanks

Have you tried the eco-friendly lily beetle prevention spray? You will need to be vigilant and keep spraying them and spray again if it rains.
This spray is a prevention so you will need to get rid of any you see beforehand.

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Lily beetle

This question was asked by
Avril Collins

Do you have any advice as to varieties of lily suitable for planting in a pot, preferably with scent, that resist lily beetle? many thanks

Any of the Oriental dwarf lilies are great for pots as they are shorter varieties. However, any lily variety can be planted in a pot. If you want them to be scented, then avoid the Asiatics as they don’t carry a fragrance. I’d suggest Lily Salmon Star, this is a stunning pot lily with a pretty scent. Unfortunately, Lily beetles are attracted to most lilies. They aren’t picky! Have you seen our Lily Beetle Prevention spray?

Lily ‘Salmon Star’ (harts1106)

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Lily beetle

This question was asked by
christine gilbert

what is your best lily beetle insecticide

We currently recommend using Grazers G4 Lily Beetle Prevention. It’s all natural and and eco-friendly.

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Adding to my order

This question was asked by
L. Purtill

Hi I placed an order this morning 3007805
Would it be possible to add some Lily beetle prevention to my order as I forgot, or is it too late, too save on paying postage again
Kind regardLinda

Yes of course you can add to your order. I have already raised your order but I can amend it by hand. I will send you a paypal request for the £6.95.

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Tree lily planting instructions

This question was asked by
J. Mehew

I would appreciate advice as to ideal growing conditions for tree lilies.

Hi there Jane,
I am sorry about that, all orders should have planting instructions with them.
Tree lilies can be planted in pots or in flower beds. The good thing about tree lilies is that they are happy in any well-drained soil. They like full sun ideally as they will lean to find the light otherwise and some tree lilies can get very tall.
If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 8″ apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14″ ‘patio type’ pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
Plant the bulbs with 4-6″ of soil above them.
When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
After a few years of flowering, you may find the Oriental Trumpets Lily produces less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

Hope this helps.

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red mites on lilies

This question was asked by
J. Riley

Do you have a recipe for a home made pesticide for the red mites. Thank you

Hi John,
To prevent these insects from from ruining your lovely display of lilies, we recommend inspecting plants regularly and picking off any adult bugs and wipe any grubs off the backs of leaves. We also recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies. Which is all natural and eco-friendly.

Or you could try making your own garlic solution of water and crushed garlic.

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Can I feed my lilies?

This question was asked by
Natalie Smith

Can I feed my lilies?

It’s a good idea to feed lilies once they come into bloom. You can feed them with a Tomato feed (a high potassium liquid fertiliser) every couple of weeks. Our Lily Beetle Prevention spray also is good for feeding your lilies, it will keep the red lily beetle away and encourage the growth of the lily.
The Lily Beetle Prevention Spray is all natural, it is Wildlife-friendly, Eco-friendly, Child and Pet-friendly. Continue feeding the lily after they have finished flowering to help the bulbs grow and produce strong stems and blooms the following year.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

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Lily Beetle Spray

This question was asked by
Jean Thompson

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.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

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