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Lilly pollen

Is there a tool or gadget on the market for removing Lilly pollen stems before they drop the pollen all over the leaves and surfaces ????????

Whenever I try, I get covered in the highly staining pollen !!!!!


  • If you get the anthers when the lilies have only just opened they are less messy. I often just use a tissue to prevent the pollen on my hands. You could use disposable gloves.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,768

    Try the Long Reach type nail scissors with a newspaper spread underneath. image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,665

    I use a damp tissue and tweezers.

  • scissors

  • Thanks all..... I'll try all of the ideas ????
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I just use a tissue, grab them all at once and pull. Job done.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • If you do get pollen on your clothes try cello tape first. Press the sticky

    tape on to the stain and blott off as much as possible. If still there I try dabbing it with nail varnish remover, but this can be a problem with some materials. especially man made fibres.

    If I remove the pollen stamens will it deprive the bees or do they just go for the nectar ? I usually get them off when the buds first open to save getting messy.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I only remove the stamens on lilies I have in a vase - not on ones in the garden.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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