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Jan WrightJan Wright Posts: 23
I have a Lilium in a pot. I don't know what it is called or what group it belongs to as it came without a label. What do I do when it has finished flowering please? I will try to attach a photo.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,851
    When it has finished flowering, cut the heads off just below the lowest flower. Leave the leaves and stems to die back naturally, to build the bulb up for flowering next year. If you give it a feed once a week, (miracle grow or phostrogen or tomato fertiliser), it will build up a bigger bulb for next year. Next year I would repot into a bigger pot of rich compost ( a good handful of blood fish and bone, added to commercial multipurpose) They look like oriental hybrids.

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  • Jan WrightJan Wright Posts: 23
    Thank you very much for your advice.  I appreciate it very much and will do as you suggest. 
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