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25/07/2013 at 16:46

I have orange lillies which are just about done what do i now do its the first year of planting them and i hope they come back again next year .

25/07/2013 at 21:08

Hi yerwoman, cut off the flower heads when they've finished, leave the stems to die back and cut them down to the ground late autumn/early winter when they've gone brown.  They'll come back next year.

25/07/2013 at 22:19

And label them - it's amazing what you can forget in 12 months 

25/07/2013 at 22:44

I have found the best lilies in my garden .and the biggest...are those grown on the best drained areas.  My soil is sandy loam but the driest soils produce best lilies.  Those orange lilies, yerwoman, may be Enchantment....I grow several of these....and I simply dead head them, give a spray of seaweed then one of Epsom salts andI that's it. Avoid wet soil in winter and llilies should thrive

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