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Please help me save my lily of the valley

In in a fit of enthusiasm I bought the pips a month ago from.morrisons.  I kept them in a cool dark place as it's too cold to plant them out but they have grown shoots and look quite sorry for themselves. 

I'm off on holiday for a fortnight from tomorrow do thought I'd best pot them up. A friend will come and water them if needed.

Not grown lily of the valley before.  Was surprised how big some of the roots were. .I only had quite small pots so will move them. On
Should I cut down the pale straggly leaves or leave them? I have 40 pips planted so can experiment. ..they are going to be left in a reasonably warm and light garage 

Any help really appreciated! 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,879
    edited March 2018
    They'd have been happier in pots outside ... however we are where we are ... I think the best you can do is to move them to a sheltered spot outside ... the weather is going to warm up a bit ... they'll probably lose the etiolated soft growth they've made because they've been too warm, but hopefully the roots will reshoot.  
    I doubt they'll need watering while you're away but get your friend to check them if we get a prolonged heatwave. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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