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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Advice for wet lily bulbs Reply with quote

Oh well, here I go again Embarassed I had planted some lily bulbs in a pot about 2 months ago, but they have'nt done well as i found out last night when I decided to take them out of the pot and the compost was very wet Embarassed from watering over the top of the compost.

Ok, it's my own fault Embarassed but I have learned a lesson, I take it the really they should only be watered from the botton up? I removed the rotting fleshy scales and the centres of the bulbs do look nice and healthy, but there was some fungus growing on them.

I washed them gently as best I could and let them dry slowly today. What are my chances for getting them going now? Do i put them in fresh new dry compost with a clean pot and water from the botton up?

Thanks,

(a really silly novice) Keith....

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plant lillies with a bed of sharp grit beneath them to help drainage and plant them on their side to allow water drain away and not lie between the scales causing rot.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Nice one Greengage! That's really helpful, thanks. I'll do that Smile

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