Last Summer we asked you to vote on Facebook for your favourite lily from some potential new varieties for 2019! Well, here they are in order of popularity. All these new lilies are available on our website to order for delivery in February 2019.
I have just received the most magnificent Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs from you and want to make sure they get the right start. How deep should they be planted and how much watering is required before and after planting?
We’re glad you’re happy with your Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs. Aren’t the bulbs just fantastic! You will need to plant the Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs with just the tip of the bulb showing (like how we’ve supplied it in the pot) and they only need to be moderately watered. Do not be tempted to over water them. They will need to planted outside now. Happy planting!
Now’s the time to start checking your foliage on your lilies and fritillaria for the dreaded scarlett beetle. I’ve just been out in my garden and found 4!! Those little pests were soon removed to prevent them from ruining the leaves of my plants.
We have tips to prevent these beetles from ruining your plants and other care tips on our FAQ page.
Growing lilies in pots is a great way to add a pop of colour to your gardens. You can then choose to keep them in their pots or replant them into your flower beds throughout the growing season.
For best results put your pots in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight throughout the day and ensure the soil is well drained. Lilies don’t like standing in water! In fact, you only need to keep them moist, sometimes water every few days, meaning in rainy periods you may not have to water them much at all.
Dwarf lilies/Pot Lilies and other short stemmed lilies tend to be popular as pot choices as they fill out with flowers. If you want taller plants, Asiatics, Orientals and Trumpet lilies can grow nice and tall with an abundance of flowers on the top. Just check the height of each variety as they can vary. Our website gives you the average height for each lily.
Ensure your pot is big and heavy enough as some varieties can become tall with lots of flower heads, this will prevent them from falling over from strong winds. You can add rocks or pieces of broken pots to the bottom to help with your drainage . If you don’t have sufficient drainage in your pots your plants could rot. Once your lilies have flowered and died back ready for their cold-dormant stage through-out the winter months, it’s a good idea to tilt your pots on their side to prevent waterlog. More advice can be found on our website.