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mikethegardener

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Hemerocallis

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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mikethegardener

Hemerocallis or the daylily does exactly what it says on the tin. Each bloom lasts a day, and then should be pinched off from the base of the spent flower bud. Beware though, the pollen from the spent flower buds can stain your fingers. #advice #tip #hemerocallis #daylily

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SikoMa

Very helpful tips for newbies, like me. Thank you.

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mamarino

Does this go for all lillies @mikethegardener 😎

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heronbay888

Hi! My day lily is huge and has been in place for about 6 years. The past couple of years it hasn't sent up as many flower spikes. Do you have any idea why? Could it be conjested?

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mikethegardener

@mamarino yes, pretty much - did you have a particular lily in mind?

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mamarino

Mine haven't flowered yet but they are the star gazer lily @mikethegardener

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mikethegardener

@heronbay888 Yes congestion is the most likely answer. They should be divided in Autumn or Spring and replanted. A good feed in the spring will help the newly divided clumps. Good luck!

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heronbay888

Thank you! Will leave until the Autumn then.

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mikethegardener

@mamarino Deadheading prevents the production of seeds, so the plants energy goes into better flowering 😊

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mamarino

Thanks for the advice a least I no what to do once the lilles have flowered and spent @mikethegardener 😎

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mikethegardener

@mamarino Pleasure 😊

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