Posted: 20/07/2012 at 07:29
I haven't had so many beetles this year. I usually pick off the adults and jump on them, shouting words a lady? should no use, My husband knows another one had been dispatched! If I find any larvae I also give them a spray of Provado, it seems to stop the little blighters from hatching ( if that's the correct word).
Whilst we are on the subject of lilies, I have several growing in pots, some years old, that have not produced many flowers this year. I dead head them when they have finished flowering and feed regularly, any tips to encourage them to flower next year. I also re-pot them in new compost in the spring. Are they just coming to the end of their flowering life?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
PS Since posting this I have read a very interesting article on lilies on the RHS website, but I would still be interested in you comments, thanks.