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I love all Lilies but I love the tiny flowers of Tiger Lilies they are so sweet and delicate. didn't realise they would be so small when I purchased them, but pleasantly surprised.
I planted some Lillies in a big tub in March, does anyone know how long they take to appear please?
once the lillies have flowered and been dead headed do they flower again ,or should i take the bulbs out and save for planting next year.
Once the lilly bulbs have flowered and the foliage is diminishing is it best to remove the bulbs or leave them in the pot until spring?? Should they be allowed to dry out completely during the winter once removed from the pot?? If left in the pot should they be fed and watered during the autumn months?
Very little aftercare information in this article. This is why I stopped buying Gardeners World. Lots of lovely pictures and how and where to plant and then nothing about aftercare, overwintering etc. Judging by the above comments, these are just the points which beginner gardeners need to know.


I've grown lilies in big baskets and they look fabulous and the blooms last. Also, if you grow lilies in containers you're less likely to have the beetles because you're using fresh soil.
helo, i am from romania and i love this bbc gardenig magazine also i do love gardenig even if i have only a little balcony.
I grow three types of lilies in containers here in Australia and they have been flowering for 3-5 yrs. The longiflorum are looking great for Christmas.
I lift my lillies and store them dry till spring then replant them sometimes get little bulbils or offsets which I plant in small pots and then gradually pot up. I think Carol Klein had some info on this in her latest gardening programme.
Can I still plant Lilly's in may and get them to flower this season
some suggestions as to compost would be helpful. I understand some need ericaceous compost - also some benefit fro JI
Is it OK to plant Turks Cap Lilies into their permanent place in a border this early in the year? i.e. March.
when is the best time to plant skyscraoer lilles the best place to plant them in the garden how to plant them and can you plant them in large tubs

why are my carefully planted llillies coming up blind help!!


got to say lilies are easy, I pot mine up and just have done some in good large pots about 6/8 inches deep normal compost well covering the bulbs and even put some bark over the top, I have had others in pots for a few years now which I just put close to the walls when they go down  haven't watered all winter but they are just starting to grow so will keep them damp don't drown them and just refresh the soil on the top each spring . They are so rewarding , yes I have had the odd lily beetle but they are so daft being slow and bright red , easy to see I just squash 'em (sorry) ..  also planted some Nerines the same way they are also stunning flowering later in early autum ..



Although Nerines are planted with nearly there necks showing !!


joyce mannell

I  have lilles in tubs can I put them in the borders now  as I think they would grow better

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