Good afternoon all! Was having a mooch around the garden earlier and came across my #foxtaillily sprouting! I'm hoping for better things this year after two years of it simply disappearing! It's potted up in 50% grit / compost mix as I read they hated standing in water, and have them in a sheltered spot, but still no luck! Any #advice on how to get them to flower or even get past this stage would be most welcome! 😀 #newgrowth
You could just scrape off the top 2 inches as they need to be exposed to the sun and warmth. I'm not sure in terms of soil fertility if they need very poor soil. I've just been repotting my nerines as I didn't know they actually need to be above soil level and I used last year's compost so it's poor in nutrients.
Yep, that's what happened last autumn. The label didn't say anything about shallow planting 😬 Shame I won't get flowers for another year or two because they don't like to be moved. Good luck with your foxtail lilies! 👍👍
Good afternoon all! Was in the garden earlier and was very excited to see this #newgrowth appearing! I bought this #foxtaillily last year and it promptly disappeared, so I thought it was a gonna! Don't think they like being wet so I think I'm going to pot it up in some compost that's mixed with at least 50% grit and gravel! Any advice welcome! #eremurus
@richard.spicer.7906 - Yeah, very early! I was wondering if something else could have strayed into the pot but I don't think so! We're forecast snow too so I think I'll move them into the greenhouse over the weekend! 😀