Forum home Plants

summer bulbs

I was lucky enough to receive a box of bulbs for Mothering Sunday from our eldest daughter (a plant voucher from the younger one - they know me well!).  The bulbs are Liatris Spicata, allium Neapolitanum, oriental lily stargazer and ranunculus.  Which of these can be successfully grown in a terracotta pot approx 12 inches tall, 10 inches across?  I would like to make a feature of them outside our house which faces south but gets a fair bit of wind.

Posts

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873
    I would put the lilies in it. You should get five or six in a pot like that.  Use gritty compost and put them half way down the pot to anchor them well. I give lilies a bit extra feed into the compost when they go in.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Thanks for your recommendation fidgetbones - there are only two lily bulbs, would that be enough for one of the pots?  I will have to check out how tall they will grow, and I assume they will have a strong perfume.
Sign In or Register to comment.