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18/03/2014 at 18:37

Hi i just wondering if anyone mixed any of your lilium lilys together? i got 3 muscadet bulb and 2 stargazer bulbs, I think they will complement each other quite well. Or would you plant them on their own?  I wonder what the scent will be like? i dont know if they smell similar are not. 

I bought some tree/tower lilys today aswell, will they flower the first year?



18/03/2014 at 19:12

I have these two and they are lovely but mine are in two separate pots but next to each other they compliment each other. mind the lily beetle.

18/03/2014 at 19:18

 Perki..........depends on the bulb size.........I bought some" tree" lillies and they flowered in the first year.

Personally I love L candidum and regale but I wouldn't turn my nose up at most of the lillies on offer nowadays

18/03/2014 at 19:40

Hi philippa the bulbs are about 2 inch by 1 1/2 inch if that makes sense . I had some regale bulbs in my basket was getting them but put them back when i walked past the bulbs again and got stargazer 


Flowering Rose - is the scent of the muscadet and stargazer similar? with them growing similar heights i was going to mix them up with each other. I do love the scent of lilys, it be a shame if i couldnt smell one over the other.

18/03/2014 at 22:05


It's totally up to you.  After all said and done.  You grow lillies because you like them.  How you grow them is your choice.  For instance. Perhaps you simply wish to have a grand floral display.  Why not?  For me, being a bit of a specialist, I like to keep my varieties seperate.  When time is right. I place my pots, tubs etc amongst other garden plants.  Truly , imagine yourself as an artist.  You see the view, you transmit to canvas, what you see.  Visions of gardening are the same.  Enjoy.

19/03/2014 at 06:24

I grow my lilies in large pots - I don't mix the varieties as they take different lengths of time to flower, so you could have a pot of dying blooms with one still budding.

Having them in pots means that I can group them together when they're flowering 

19/03/2014 at 07:56

I mix mine, because I use large pots. I don't mind some dying off as others flower. I don't notice much difference in perfumes, if any, they just smell wonderful. Don't get pollen on your nose

Perki they should flower the first year.

19/03/2014 at 08:03

I don't have any spare pots - aren't they expensive - so mine will go straight in the garden. They will be close to each other but probably in two 'streams' rather than mixed, not decided yet.

perki they will be lovely however you plant them, if you fancy mixing then 'just do it' at least you'll know for next year if you like it! enjoy the experiment / playing!

19/03/2014 at 13:04

I had a tree Lilly in a pot and split it last year into 2 pots, added to them 2 smaller new lilies (cheap at the end of the season so I haven't actually seen them yet!) so I (hopefully) will have 3 different colours in 2 pots that will compliment each other.  

I think it's entirely up to you though, for example, I have put my tulips in 3 pots, each pot all the same colour to have a different effect.

It may of course all look rubbish, only time will tell, but if it does I'll do something different for next year.  Lillie's are one of my favourite plants / flowers and I am very tempted by the Black Knight Lilly, it looks beautiful  I hadn't thought  of the different flowering times though so that may be an issue 

19/03/2014 at 14:22

Hi, i planted muscadet and stargazer together in the front garden. With only have 2 stargazer bulbs made my mind up, i only work in 3 or 5 odd numbers i am very picky on little things 

Just wait and see how they do, if it doesnt turn out as well as i pictured, i can just move them or buy some more lilys 

Mrsgarden - i dont have any spare pots either, i would love some real terracotta pots but the price . i bought some cheap ones 99p, i hadn't even used them and i put a hole in the bottom of one. They ok they will do the job for now.

I did buy 2 packs of tree lilys one for myself and one for mothers day, i am getting  itchy feet now and want them for myself 

19/03/2014 at 14:29

I'm a bit like that too Perki, I have 5 in each pot, 1 of the tree Lily (I don't know the name if it!) and 2 each of the smaller ones.  They have some nice pots in Aldi but not sure if they are big enough?

19/03/2014 at 17:41

Tracey.........If you decide on Black Knight, I'd be interested to know if the colour really is as described......for.some of the pics in the catalogues they must use filters on the lens as they are somewhat unrealistic.   I'm tempted to add it to list

19/03/2014 at 17:42

My dilemma is Philippa, do I really need 10 bulbs, but it's such a good price for 10. I could do with someone to share with and then they would be cheap as chips 

19/03/2014 at 18:09

Tracey  ......go on then, you've talked me into it.  I'm sure we could manage 5 each unless someone else wants to give them a go ?  It will be interesting to see what they turn out like.

What price can you get them for ?  I'd be prepared to pay for 5  plus whatever it costs for you to post them to me.  I've already sent plants to others on this forum so I can be trusted

Send me a PM if you want to do it?

19/03/2014 at 21:39

They are actually on this website Phillippa, you can buy 5 but only a couple of ££ cheaper for 10 and fee delivery so seems sensible  It will probably be Friday now before I can get them ordered but thank you so much for the offer, will PM you 

19/03/2014 at 21:41

Here you go Philippa and PM on it's way 

19/03/2014 at 23:20

Perhaps we as forum members could, some how, set out to share with our friends, just what our likes amd dislikes re?

20/03/2014 at 07:22
Perki - dont forget go share some photos so we can all see how they turn out, you may even set a trend for next year!
20/03/2014 at 16:25

MrsGarden - i will report back with some pictures in a few months time 

unless the the slugs get them

20/03/2014 at 16:34

Tracie........have PMd you

Mike............excellent idea........maybe a thread on which we could deal just with sharing the cost of some plants/bulbs we want but can't cope with the number we have to buy ?  Might be worth a thought

Perki.............come on now, don't be defeatist

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