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When do I plant lily of the valley

I have recently bought some Lily of the Valley bulbs and wonder when its best to plant them, would the frost kill them if I plant them now?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    They're very hardy, plant them before the ground gets frozen.

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,313

    As nut says, they're very hardy but can be temperamental.  Some folk have real trouble getting them to establish while for others they become invasive.  Doesn't seem to be much middle ground!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    It took me 3 goes to get it established, and 'established' might be over-optimistic even now

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    Sounds right Verdunimage Like rather a lot of other plants.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,313

    Isn't that the truth - sometimes I think they do it just to tease us! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I find it behaves like mint. Rampant or rubbish. Mine are growing madly, took 3 yrs to get going, but happily they are in a very small bed with only ferns for company. Mint is in tubs image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    They like a shady spot and you have to be patient.  Worth waiting for though.

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