Posted: 23/04/2017 at 23:32
Hi Bbarb, from everything I'm hearing about lily of the valley, they can be very temperamental. I've heard some gardeners have it growing quite happily in dry and sunny positions. But elsewhere I hear it prefers damp and partial shade.
So having recently purchased five plants from the GC, I've planted all five in the shade of a large flowering redcurrant. After all, they are supposedly a woodland species. I shall give them plenty of water until established, especially as April has been bone dry so far. All we can do is try to keep them happy and keep our fingers crossed. Good luck