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I have a lot of lilies in my garden and my tree lilies are fine, but some of my orientals buds have gone brown and dried, I cannot see any sign of aphids, thrips, etc. DOes anyone have any ideas of what is wrong?
I find that lilies need quite a bit of water - could they have got too dry in this weather?
No they started to go brown before this weather, the soil is kept moist
I have something similar on one pot of lilies, but not the other. I put it down to having missed some evil lily bugs in my search, but it could easily be something completely different.
Something is stressing it or it was stressed at a critical point as a plants first response to difficult conditions is often to drop flowers and concentrate its resources on survival.
I'd check for vine weevil larvae eating the roots as a first step.
Thanks all, the strange thing is that not all of the lilies in the pot have had their buds dry out.
Thanks Bob I have cheked for vine weevil and larvae and there is no sign