Posted: 08/03/2015 at 07:57
There is still time to plant lilies. Bulb prices vary, but generally you pay more for bigger bulbs, and they give the best flowers. If they are in pots, it is easier to stop snails eating the new shoots. They need a rich well drained soil, and plant at least six inches deep. If you use pots they need to be deep pots, so you can have drainage at the bottom, then some compost, then the bulb, then another six inch of compost.
Feed throughout the season. The worst pest is the red lily beetle. Destroy all lily beetles on sight. They are not native, and there is no natural predator.
Turks cap and tiger lilies are both fine in dappled shade.