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Most lily bulbs are sold in spring, although some, such as Lilium candidum, are sold in the autumn. This is a time when mould can thrive, so check them carefully when you buy to make sure there are no signs of it - an infected bulb can easily spread
Learn how to divide and pot on congested day lilies by following Chris Beardshaw's video advice.spring and autumnCaring for liliesPlanting lily bulbs in a potDeadheading liliesRemoving lily beetles from plantsDealing with lily mouldBrowse a variety
mould.Advice for combatting lily beetles.How to deadhead lilies.
Watch Chris Beardshaw dividing day lilies in his video project.Planting lily bulbs in a pot.Advice for combatting lily beetles.Dealing with lily mould.
mould from fallen leavesPlant drifts of lily-of-the-valley in shaded bedsFinish planting tulip bulbs outsideImprove soil by incorporating compostDeadhead pansies to prevent them setting seed
Keep pelargoniums looking good into winter by picking over spent flower heads and tatty leavesClean glazing to let in the maximum amount of lightWash pots and traysClear fallen leaves from guttersPlant lilies in potsClear old plants from
, but discovered our mistake when it sprung a leak (or was it punctured by small child with stick? We shall never know). At the school, toughness is all, so a robust, moulded fibreglass insert is perfect, and hopefully damage-proof, when it comes to pond dipping