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Spider Lilies

Hi everyone, pick your brains time again!
Just bought 4 bulbs and they say plant outside in April/May.
Can I plant them earlier in greenhouse and if so where should I keep them until they can go out and at what temperature?


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Mine have been planted out in a container, as I was planting it up at the time. They seem to be doing fine.

1 Feb, 2011

 

You can plant them in the green house. In the greenhouse keep at 13-16 degrees for early flowers or frost free for later flowers. I keep mine in a planter as it is easier to take them in during the winter.

1 Feb, 2011

 

So would it hurt if I planted them now? The trouble is I might forget them in April..if they are in the greenhouse and frost free, and the soil just damp, would that be okay?

1 Feb, 2011

 

Yes. This is the correct time. The neck of each bulb should be just above the surface of the compost. Feed it from April to August.

1 Feb, 2011

 

Brilliant, thanks! I will pot them up now. The temperature is 3 deg lowest tonight and going steadily upwards to about 10 by the weekend!

1 Feb, 2011

 

3 degrees is the lowest recommended, so you will be OK.
Good luck!

2 Feb, 2011

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