Posted: 04/08/2016 at 07:16
With lilies... buy big bulbs. Plant deep in a pot of compost enriched with a handful of blood fish and bone. Top dress with compost mixed with well rotted manure. Water well but let it drain.
Tree lilies are now several years old, planted in Sandy soil, given a handful of BFB as they emerge, top mulched with Well rotted FYM.
I spray just the lilies with provado ultimate bug killer when I see the first Lily beetle. All visible Lily beetles get squashed. The provado has worn off by the time the buds are formed, so I had to hand remove the larvae with wet kitchen paper. There is some Lily beetle damage but not much.