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Lily buds that have gone brown and dried

Hi all,

I have a lot of lilies in my garden and my tree lilies are fine, but some of my orientals buds have gone brown and dried, I cannot see any sign of aphids, thrips, etc.  DOes anyone have any ideas of what is wrong?




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,088

    I find that lilies need quite a bit of water - could they have got too dry in this weather?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • mdw84mdw84 Posts: 105

    Hi Dove

    No they started to go brown before this weather, the soil is kept moist

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Something is stressing it or it was stressed at a critical point as a plants first response to difficult conditions is often to drop flowers and concentrate its resources on survival.

    I'd check for vine weevil larvae eating the roots as a first step.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • mdw84mdw84 Posts: 105

    Thanks all, the strange thing is that not all of the lilies in the pot have had their buds dry out. 

    Thanks Bob I have cheked for vine weevil and larvae and there is no sign

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