Oriental lilies prefer a moist, free draining, neutral to acid soil that is rich in organic matter. Prior to planting, add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil to give your tree lilies® the best start. When growing lilies in containers, use a loam based compost such as John Innes No.2. Lily bulbs should be planted at a depth of approximately 3 times their own height and 15cm (6") apart. Planting deeply helps to protect the bulb during particularly hot periods. Choose a sheltered, sunny position where lilies will grow with their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade.
Feed and water Oriental lily bulbs regularly throughout the growing season, keeping them moist at all times. Deadhead faded blooms at the base of the flower where they join the stem to prevent the development of seed pods. When cutting Oriental lily flowers for indoor arrangements, it is important to leave a third of the stem intact in order to feed the bulb for the following year. After flowering leave the stems intact until they begin to yellow in autumn. Reduce watering and move containers of lilies to a cool, frost free position over winter. Lilies grown in borders can be lifted, cleaned and stored for the winter, however in mild areas most lilies should survive outdoors provided that the soil is not too wet. A mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost should be applied in spring. Divide and repot container grown lilies into fresh compost every other year. Caution: All parts of Oriental lilies are toxic to cats.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
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Hmmm quite disappointed
By Christine Challinor 26-02-2017
I followed the instructions after receiving a few large bulbs. They grew in the large pot and over a period of 10 hours they were in shade, partial sun, full sun, reducing sunshine to partial & full shade. Well they began to grow and I expected the flowers as shown on the photo's and video. Alas, not to be. They grew lots pf green but the flowers, when they eventually arrived, were not big, certainly not tall and within 2 weeks the petals had shed. Quite a poor result after such promising reviews, ads, photo's etc. I have a fab abundance of Daffodils, bluebells, crocus, primula and poppies for nothing else from this supplier has been a good result. I followed every single instruction, extra large pot, all the right ingredients but failed. Still, not the first time I've planted plugs, tubers, bulbs etc and had a very poor return. Green fingers, no. Good bank balance...no longer.
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healthy tree lily bulbs
By maria Souza Sardinha 07-09-2016
Bought these a few years ago and some I potted in large containers and some in the ground. The ones in the containers are doing very well.. The ones in the ground not so well.But the bulbs were very healthy and large.
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