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Lilly of the Valley

The lily of the valley that I bought & planted last year have just started to break through the soil - there are approx. 6 of about 3 -5 cm tall.  Is there anything that I should be doing to encourage a good display apart from watering them?


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    They're pretty robust Guernsey. I wouldn't do a thing personally.

  • Brilliant - thanks for the advice - I like plants that I can leave to do their own thing. I have planted a lot of bedding plants in the past & I find all that watering backbreaking and a bit tedious - so Lily of the Valley seem an ideal choice for me. Thanks again.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,905
    Maybe a very few slug pellets, if you're not opposed to them, slugs chew mine the minute the pop up.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • franco6832franco6832 Posts: 105

    they are pretty invasive though. that's if they like your soil

  • I will give that some thought Lyn/Philippa - at present no slug problem which is something to feel pleased about. We have hedgehogs, frogs & wood chip/bark which all help to deter those slimy slugs from our garden.

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