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14/07/2013 at 21:50

Hi all,

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?



15/07/2013 at 07:02

I find that lilies need quite a bit of water - could they have got too dry in this weather?

15/07/2013 at 19:46

Hi Dove

No they started to go brown before this weather, the soil is kept moist

15/07/2013 at 20:35

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.

15/07/2013 at 20:54

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.

22/07/2013 at 23:02

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

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