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I moved to a house with an overgrown garden. The last year has been spent clearing it and building fences. There has also been a pond which we removed. Not much was worth keeping. One plant plant was determined to survive. It coped with people walking over it ,rubble piled up on it and i dread to think what else. I have now found out from my garden centre that it is an Arum Lily. No flowers has been produced this year. I feel it deserves to have a place in my new garden. The question is how should i look after it now and during the winter. The leaves that are there seem very healthy even though there were no flowers.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    Leave it alone, if it's coped with all that ill-treatment it can look after itselfimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Nut has said it all. !

  • Do i have to do anything to it for the winter ?

    I know i didnt last year and it survived but i wondered if that is why it didnt flower.







  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    Have you got a photo of the arum lily?

    A previous arum lily on the forum wasn't an arum lily it was Arum maculatumimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Sorry the photo is on my husbands phone and he is away. I had printed off a copy and also took a leaf to the garden centre. The man there was positive it was an arum lily. I have looked at Arum maculatum and Arum Lily on the internet and both look very similar to each other, how can i tell the difference ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    The leaves of the Zantedeschia which is what's usually referred to as arum lily are longer and more pointed looking and have a different texture.

    I think there are several people here who will be familiar with both and can tell you.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks for all your replies i will try and put a photo on when the husband returns. 

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