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Lily of the valley or pot!

Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 92
My neighbour is giving away lily of the valley as it’s become invasive in her garden, being wary of planting it in my garden but also loving the scent and pretty flowers I thought I may be able to grow some in pots. Does anyone know if this is possible and how to manage it through the year so it survives?


  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 865
    Mine grows better in pots than in the bed! Very little tlc needed. I just popped the pots behind the shed and forgot about them till they started sprouting again this year...
  • Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 92
    Hi Janie B thanks for the message, easier than I thought. I’ll definitely give it a go and I’ll be able to move them close to the house when they’re in flower. Cheers
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    I also grow mine in pots and as Janie B said they grow better in pots and you can move them around when other pot grown plants have gone over.
  • Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 92
    Thanks NanaBoo, btw should I water the pots when the flowers die down or just leave them to look after them selves outdoors?
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Sorry didn't back sooner been in the garden. Yes they will need to be water if you want them for next year. They should be fine to look after themselves if we get rain but as with everything you need to water them if it doesn't rain. I leave mine on the patio steps and water when I need to water my other plants. 

  • Digging-itDigging-it Posts: 92
    I’ve also been in the garden & greenhouse this afternoon. Funny weather today and quite windy! I’ll pot them up and keep my eye on them, thanks again for your advice & look forward to next spring for their delicious scent.
  • When is the best time to move a few established Lily of the Valley to fill a gap in the garden?
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