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01/11/2012 at 14:28

I bought three oriental lily bulbs at this years Hampton Court flower show back in July and planted them in a large pot before the end of the month. I now have a spectacular display in my conservatory, see pic. Im just wondering what I should do with the pot and contents when the blooms die back. I have a cold greenhouse available.

Peter.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15418.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

01/11/2012 at 14:49

Dead head the blooms when faded-pop the plant in the greenhouse.let it die back naturally until the stems are brown, feed and with good fortune-they will bloom year after year

 

01/11/2012 at 14:54

Peter they look lovely, do they have a good scent? do you know the variety?

01/11/2012 at 15:07

Thanks Kate.

Thier called Ice Clear and I bought them from H W Hyde and son they have a very good website where you can order online see below. The scent is intense and will fill the house when the conservatory door is open.

http://www.hwhyde.co.uk/lilies/orientals

Regards. Peter

 

01/11/2012 at 15:11

Peter thanks for that info.

PS I agree with sotongeoffs winter care instructions.

 

01/11/2012 at 15:32

Thanks both for your advice.

Just ordered three bulbs of Neapolitano oriental from Hyde seen them at Hampton court but they had sold out spectacular and such a scent. Hope I get the same sucsess as Ice Clear.

Thanks again.Peter

 

 

 

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