Planting lily bulbs

I have received lily bulbs today with instructions to plant in horticultural sand. I have a bag of lawn sand and am wondering if this is same or if not, will it be ok to use?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,054

    I think lawn sand is something that kills moss though I've never used it so might be wrong there. 

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,908

    I use a multi purpose compost for my lilly bulbs. Most are planted in pots with crocks in the bottom.    

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,819

    If planting in a pot I would use either JI3 loam based with a couple of handfulls of horticultural grit added. 

    If planting in the garden I'd set the lily bulbs on a layer of horticultural grit to ensure they don't sit in a  puddle.

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,106

    Do not use lawn sand.

     Use multipurpose with added grit.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Ok, thank you everyone- job for tomorrow I think.

Sign In or Register to comment.