Lily Beetles

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sandra

Lily Beetles

Have loads of lillies and each year I'm on patrol watching out for these bu**ers.
This year yet to see any. Anyone else finding the same ?

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treehugger

lily beetles

have seen a few here- just picked them off- but there doesn't seem to be a major problem- just picked some big pink stargazer lily stems this morning for the kitchen :-) :-)

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treehugger

lily beetles

haha- just read my comment back and i dunno why but it sounds awfully pretentious! 1. because my stargazer lily was a present from my neighbour and i only have one! and 2. because my kitchen is still a bit of a building site!
but it looks nice! ;-)

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Yummy

Stargazers

" just picked some big pink stargazer lily stems this morning for the kitchen "

Now these are a must for my garden....absolute faves, Dad used to grow them for Mum and the smell is delicious. Someone who worked for Zeesloots (sp) brought me a huge bunch when I was in hospital and they had to put them in the sluice room at night because the smell was soooo strong.

Those and Angel's Trumpets for my garden, Pinks and Night scented stock, Sweet Peas and Roses, especially Zephrine Drouhin.........
sorry for crossing over the thread.

As for the Lily Beetles, I squash them if ever I see them, look pretty but nasty eating big holes in everthing. I have seen them on my Achillea this year too.

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treehugger

lilies

brill Yummy- i will definately buy some more stargazers as i'm sure i only planted one bulb a couple of years ago and its got quite a few lovely tall stems on it at the moment.
i love achilleas aswell- and have some in the same bed so i guess i should keep an eye on the lily beetle problem in that case!

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Dottie May

Lily Beetles

Haven't seen any yet! Last year I bought 3 Tree Lily bulbs which grew without flowering and then died down. I planted them in a very large tub and was excited to see this year that they were growing again. They are now very very tall but no sign of any flower buds. Does anyone know if this is what happens until they really get established or will they flower later on? Is anyone else growing them?

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mascapone

Watch out for lavae

If you see anything that looks like bird 'doozie' on the leaves pick the leaf off and destroy it, it's next years beetles.
I was always taught to change the compost six weeks after they finish flowering but do not recycle anything as there could be grubs around. Liz

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Expat Badger

lillies

interesting...we have lots of asiatic lillies in the garden - first one flowered at the weekend, and the others have big buds on ready to go....inherited from previous owners

have not noticed anything on them but will go and have a look when i get home now!

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sandra

Lillies

The Regale are now in full bloom and an absolute picture.

At least the beetles are easy to pick off being scarlet ! Still no sign I'm glad to say. Assume the hard Winter killed 'em off.

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Expat Badger

lillies

ah well if a hard winter kills them then that explains why i don't have any!

 
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