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Hi all 
I have grown some large lilies this year and they were wonderful, do I take them out of the ground at the end of the season or just leave them were they are, your help please


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,658
    It depends on what type they are. Some like tree lilies prefer to be left where they are. Some orientals will prefer to be lifted.
  • Try this link, it’s got images too.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,025
    If they aren't the tree lilies fidget mentions, and they're in pots or in a suitable site in the ground [ie well drained soil that doesn't get waterlogged over winter] then you don't need to do anything with them  :)
    Potted ones are easy - leave them to die back naturally, give them a liquid feed if you wish,  tuck them somewhere reasonably sheltered where they won't get waterlogged, and wait until they start to poke through next year. At that point, you can remove a little bit of the soil from the top [an inch or two] and put some new stuff in. 

    You'll find at some point in the future that they'll need splitting up a bit and repotting, as they'll multiply and become too much for the pot they're in. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I bought them as bulbs from QVC and gave a few to friends who also loved them and would love to see them next year
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