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.
Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.
By Chris Wilson 21-12-2016
One of the bulbs failed to grow, 2 only produced about 6 leaves each, three grew to about 2ft and produced mutated half double unscented flowers. Only 3 of the bulbs looked as advertised and had scent but even these were a lot smaller that what I was expecting from the description and hardly produced a fantastic display. Currently overwintering the bulbs in pots undercover hopefully next year they may be a little better.
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Great customer service.
By Lorna Felstead 09-11-2016
A substantial part of the order failed to come up but the excellent customer support has almost entirely made up for all that extra digging! I have read some reviews saying that the tree lilies are much smaller than expected. I have some beautiful tree lilies in my garden from about 6 years ago. These too started very small then over the course of 3 years came to full height with the most magnificent flowers. Don't lose heart they will get bigger with time, they are well worth the wait. I'd like to give then 4 and a half stars as the problems were well resolved. Will order from T&M again.
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