Jonathan62 Posts: 4
I know that lilies are a subject covered in a lit of threads (whether to lift them or leave them in thier pot etc) but i think my question is slightly different. I have decided to leave my lilies in thier pot over winter but raise the pot to prevent saturation and replace the top few centimetres of soil, however i was thinking that this will leave the pots bare over winter, can anyone suggest something i can grow on the surface that will look nice over winter but not interfere too much with the lilies? (The pots are dark blue by the way).
Winter pansies and violas, hardy cyclamen, primulas? None of these is very deep rooted and will flower a long time if you keep dead-heading. The cyclamen will also give excellent foliage interest. Just make sure your pots are in a sunny position and don't get frozen solid or your lilies will turn to mush.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Haha Obelixx you beat me to it, I was going to say the same, like you say, short rooted ?
Thanks for answering, i will see what my local garden centre has in stock!