The Royal Lily, its planting and care
Queen of the garden can be called Lily. She deserves it, primarily for its unique aroma and vast variety. Every grower probably has a few bushes of these beautiful flowers, able effectively to brighten any garden.
First you need to carefully choose a place. It can be both in the sun and in the shade and partial shade. Importantly, the land was well drained, because these tender plants under excessive soil moisture affects Botrytis. Well, if a selected elevated position where it will not accumulate moisture.
When the location is defined, the bulbs are kept in a weak solution of fundazol for 15-20 minutes. Further, dug a hole 40 cm wide and 30 cm deep (to the bottom it is desirable to fill the gravel) lay out the bulbs and covered with the excavated soil, slightly pritoptyvaya it. The plants are then watered abundantly.
Frequent transplanting is harmful, so you need to consider, the Lily is not to be touched. Because of the constant direct plant may be a long time to bloom and some buds will be small or they will be too small. Bulbs are planted mostly in the fall in September and October. During this period they have well rooted.
When the nest will grow well, Lily would diminish their flowering or even completely cease to bloom. In this case, it is necessary to divide and transplant.
Care of lilies during flowering
Lily will delight with their blooms, if you follow simple rules to care for her. Take care of the flowers very simple – it’s watering, weeding, and fertilizing. Watering should be abundant during flowering, but only under the root in the morning or evening when the sun is not very warm. After flowering, the intensity of irrigation is reduced.
Sunlight is very important in any plants. As for Lily, the Bud (head) needs to be in the sun, and the lower part in the shade. So that the soil doesn’t dry out, you can plant low annuals, perennials or groundcover plants, especially for lilies. So you can get rid of empty seats and the ground will not dry out and overheat.
Care of lilies after flowering
When the lilies bloomed, Bud with seeds ovaries removed. The plant thus takes place in the ripening of the seeds, and store energy for next year. In autumn all the leaves are cut because they can be traces of different diseases. Before frost, the plant is recommended to cover with twigs or leaves, especially if it’s an Eastern hybrid.
Lily need to fertilize twice a year. For this, there are fertilizers specially designed for bulbous plants. In the spring, as soon as I noticed the first sprouts of the Lily should be watered granular nitrogen fertilizers. Fall watering is the same fertilizer, but no nitrogen.
Control of pests and insects
The best method of dealing with insects and pests is to prevent their occurrence. For Lily, we need to create good conditions for growth and to provide her with quality care. In any case it is not necessary to use organic matter as fertilizer and fertilizing – suitable only for fertilizer. Before planting the bulb, it must carefully examine and, if it is discovered spots or rot, cut them carefully.
Widespread gray, or soft rot. It develops in the humid summer and sudden changes in temperature. Here can help a variety of drugs. Gray mold appears as dark brown spots. This is a real destroyer of the flower. In this case, Lily is recommended to treat copper-containing drugs.
Often harm the plant red Lily beetle and its larvae, at least – many other insects such as aphids, spider mites and Kovalik. They eat plants, leaving a brown mush. To combat red pest suitable drugs designed to destroy the Colorado potato beetle.
For suburban area, the Lily is a plant that is most suitable for beginners and more experienced gardeners. It is low maintenance and comparatively rarely affected by disease. Those who suffer from allergies, we can recommend varieties with a complete lack of smell.