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Help ! i have loads of leaves and very few flowers. What am i doing wrong?


  • Could I grow twelve Lily of the Valley bulbs in a large pot and keep it from year to year?
  • I once had a garden where lily of the valley had become a weed. But, then, I suppose weeding is just part of gardening, the process of choosing which plants one chooses to allow in one's garden.

    I have read that it is best to plant them where their roots are confined and they can't spread too much and that they do fine in pots. i have no personal experience of this. They like moist soil and don't mind quite deep shade, but also survive in sun.

  • Ok thanx for that ....I will plant some in a large urn and just leave them undisturbed and see what happens
  • JOY20JOY20 Posts: 1
    when is it best to transplant in from another garden plse?
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,408

    Wait til they have died down completely ( late summer/autumn) and then you shouldn't have a problemimage

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,408

    Oops......conflicting advice here image

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,408

    My L of the V are just coming into flower now so for me waiting til later would be best. Pick out your spot and try your best not to succomb to sticking something else in there in the meantime.  image

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