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Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 832
Am I too late to plant lily bulbs in pots...? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312
    If you've got them then plant them ... they won't keep. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 832
    Cheers. Will do. And will cross my fingers. Which aren't very green!
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 576
    Yes plant them, if they sprout they will flower next year if not this. You did not say which variety it will make a difference, but they are better in than out. I planted a dozen a month ago - seven have come up but I am hoping to see the others next year
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 832
    Hey there, @ZeroZero1 ... I planted them and most came up, some have already flowered (Muscatel, I think). Hopefully they'll all be fine next year, too...
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 576
    Good news for you. FYI I planted some Giant Lilly bulbs about seven years ago in two places in my garden - both in shade. One site between a tall hedge and a rhododredron and the other site under a tall buddleia. Both are still there. The lilys in the first site are now 8ft tall (!) in flower, heavily scented and are always reliable, but the ones in the second site are only 3ft tall, they did get a bit overpowered earlier - but  still ... that's gardening, that's life :)
  • Jacqueline29Jacqueline29 Posts: 382

    These are my lilies that I have grown for over 3 years now. They are grown in pots, I do not protect them in the winter, I just add fresh compost in the spring and they always come back. 
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 832
    Wow! They are beautiful! Mine are all in pots, too. 3 bulbs to each pot...
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