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    Default Lily baby bulbs

    Hi, looking for advice please

    I bought Asiatic lily bulbs from Poundland last year. They have died back and when I lifted the bulbs just now to detach the stem I saw there were little baby bulbs.

    Should I detach the baby bulbs and plant on? I'm assuming they won't flower next year.

    When I removed the flower stems I had to break them and I was surprised they didn't snap very easily. Am I meant to lift them and put into fresh compost for next year? And do I have to trim the roots?

    Thank you

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    Hi Kitty.
    Yes, you can plant the baby bulbild. They wont flower for a few years.
    I dont lift my bulbs at all.
    I have mine growing in containers and just lay the pots on their sides to save them from rotting from the wet.
    Irepot them every 3 years and that seems to suit them.
    Someone may be able to give you some more advice.
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    Thanks brambles

    Mine are in pots too so good to know you don't repot every year. Saves the effort!
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    You can also bulk them up by scaling. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=101

    I prefer Oriental lilies as they are scented. I bring pots indoors when in flower. Better than any plug in air freshener.

    I water mine with acid fertiliser as ericaceous compost recommended for planting.

    Anyone grown tree lilies. Do they live up to the catalogue puff? I'm a bit cynical what with those photoshopped blue roses!
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    As bramble says they can be planted seperatly if you do I would suggest 5hat you plant them in 4 inch pots and leave them for a year or two, I grow both in the ground and in pots and just leave the bulbils to grow, and I have grown tree lilies and the ones I had grew about 6ft. and had a flower head with about 12 flowers as I changed my garden last year every thing I dug out was shredded and they possibly went that way or were covered buy several layers of cardboard and several inches of soil, I would suggest that if you think your soil needs acidic watering you collect all the dregs from your tea pot and water your plants with that, or try a spot of vinegar in the water when watering, remember just a couple of drops from a vinegar bottle
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