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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: lily of the valley Reply with quote

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Could anyone give me some advice on growing Lilly of the valley? When do i need to plant the bulbs? Do they grow happily in pots?
I am getting married next summer and i'd like to grow some for the table decorations?
Any advice would be great? any ideas on any beautiful flowering plants would be great
Thanks
Loo
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lily if the valley can be grown in pots. They can be grown inside or outside, They should be planted in early Spring, January February, slugs like them as they emerge. They like good drainage but dont let them dry out in Summer. leave them undisturbed for a number of years. Not available at every garden centre.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dianthus(carnations) and lillies, alstromeria, to name a few depends if its june or july as to what will be in bloom
good luck with the wedding
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Forest flame
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: lily of the valley Reply with quote

Hi Loo

I was wondering how did you get on? I am getting married this summer and had a similar idea - growing lilly of the valley for my own and bridesmaids' flowers.
Did it work for you? Where did you buy bulbs/pips?

Sofia


loostep wrote:
Hi
Could anyone give me some advice on growing Lilly of the valley? When do i need to plant the bulbs? Do they grow happily in pots?
I am getting married next summer and i'd like to grow some for the table decorations?
Any advice would be great? any ideas on any beautiful flowering plants would be great
Thanks
Loo

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sofia,
I didn't grow any lilly of the valley in the end, so cant really offer you any advice sorry.
I have a beautiful french lavender in my garden which I used with fresia and eucalyptus leaves for my bouquet. it smelt lovely!!
Congratulations hope you have a lovely day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Loo

Thanks. Your bouquet sounds gorgeous! I love lilly of the valley. I have heard of a giant variety too - it's twice the size! I think I will give it a go and will post my progress here in case anyone is interested also.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great, do post again, I'd be interested to know how it turns out.
Something to think about with lily of the valley is that it is very delicate and might not stand up very well on the day, it might wilt, but the larger variety might be just fine.
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