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Lilies - a basic question

B3B3 Posts: 27,315
My liliies are in pots, not an awful lot bigger than the bulbs.
Would they do better in bigger pots this year?
Will I need bigger pots so they can get ready for next year?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,863
    they like tall  thin pots and plant them deep, very deep, up to 12" 
    Devon.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,010
    Whenever I re-pot my lilies I find they've made babies but I do plant them in groups in big pots, about 60cm deep and wide.   
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Many lilies grow extra roots from the base of the flowering stem above the bulb which is why they need planting deep.  My tree lilies do well planted 5 to a large pot approx. the same size as those obelixx mentions.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    I have some long toms that roses came in. I'll use them for now. 
    Thanks everyone :)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    I've just had a thought - it happens sometimes ;)
    They've all sprouted .some are about 3-4" high. Is it too late to plant them deeper this year?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    If you can do it without disturbing the fragile roots, I think you'll be fine.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    So it would be ok for the shoots to go back under the soil?
    Sorry if I'm being a bit dense!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Yep, it won't take long for the shoot to grow through a few more inches of soil.  :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    Thanks Bob
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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