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RobmarstonRobmarston south walesPosts: 330
Hi, I got some oriental lillies in a pot last year. This year I notice they’re pot bound and want to move them to a bigger pot. I notice the bulbs have lots of roots and I’m wondering if I should cut these roots back, or leave them as they are? Thanks. 

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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,207
    I grow lilies in pots every year I usually move them into new pots about now, lots of new compost with chicken manure added then move bulbs carefully keeping as much root as possible and beware the dreaded lily beetles! I check twice a day and kill on sight! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,076
    You can split them up too if you do it now, or just pot them on. They won't mind at all. No need to trim roots or do anything special- just some new compost/soil is all they need. 

    I have a pot of white ones which will be getting both of those done to them. Some are going in a border and a few back in the pot.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • RobmarstonRobmarston south walesPosts: 330
    Thanks guys. I was just wondering because I cut the roots off my dahlias and some other bulbs too. I’ve got red lillies in one pot and white in another. Gonna mix them up 😊
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,076
    Are you making a St.George's cross with them in your garden @Robmarston:D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • RobmarstonRobmarston south walesPosts: 330
    No 🤣 just randomly mixing them up. I think I’ve got three pots’ worth. And living in Wales, a George cross wouldn’t go down well! 😂
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,076
    Oops - definitely not!  :D
    You need to fashion a dragon out of the red ones then  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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