Tree Lilies - FAO Honey

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Dottie May

Tree Lilies - FAO Honey

Way back in 2011 Honey we had a conversation on here about Tree Lilies. Just wanted you to know this is the 3rd year mine have been outside in their pots and they are now sprouting again. Hope you are having success with the bulbs you bought.

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Honey

Tree Lilies

Sadly I've not had much luck with them this year either Dottie. Last year they came up early and were caught by a late frost, I left them to see what they would do this year and not a single lily has come up. Very disappointed. Perhaps I will have to give them another try.

H xx

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Honey

STOP PRESS !!

:-)))) Dottie, I have 8 out of the 9 tree lilies coming up !!

H x

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Dottie May

Tree Lilies - FAO Honey

Yipee.....you should have a beautiful display later on. So pleased.

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Honey

Tree Lilies

Dottie, do you find they need supporting early on?

H x

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Dottie May

Tree Lilies FAO Honey

My plants are about 4" tall at the moment and although they are sturdy I've inserted some cut offs from our beech tree to support them. My plants are still in a large pot and our garden is in a windy spot. As they grow on I support them with bamboo stakes and tie them in. Hope this helps.

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Honey

Tree Lilies

Thanks Dottie... I think I will need to think about how I'm going to support them... but looks like each stem will need it's own support.

You're very on trend with your beech supports... I've been to Hidcote Manor today and that's what they've used to support their plants in the herbaceous borders. The plants will grow through the cage they've created and when in flower, you won't be able to see the supports.

H x

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Dottie May

Tree Lilies

In your case Honey a support for each of your plants should be fine. When I retired my sister and I enrolled on a Horticultural class for 2 years at our local Agricultural College and that is where I was told about using beech offcuts to support herbaceous plants. Unfortunately, it was around the time, to continue on the Course, you had to take exams so we decided to finish but at least we'd gone through all the Seasons etc.

 
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