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  1. Nina Chechko

    In a flower shop I saw on sale a lily, which I had dreamed of for a long time - LA-hybrid. But I'm afraid that I won't save it before planting - the bulbs will rot. Although the neighbor advises to just put them in the refrigerator. I ask you to share the experience of those who bought planting material so early.

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    • OOO "Sad"

      - The fears are not in vain: even in unpretentious Asian hybrids, the scales began to rot after a week of storage in the refrigerator in the package in which I bought. Noticing this in time, she cut off the blackened areas, treated with brilliant green, dried and planted in pots. She kept the lily on a glazed loggia - while there are no sprouts, and the bulb is in the ground, she is not afraid of weak frosts. Although all this is troublesome, later your favorite variety may not be found on sale.
      By the way, dahlia tubers are also sold now, but they can be planted with sprouts no earlier than the end of April under shelter from return frosts. Therefore, I simply store them in a bag with holes in the refrigerator until the kidneys on the neck begin to swell. And then I plant it in a container the size of the tuber. I moisten the earth and keep it in the coolest place in the apartment - in the kitchen in a cabinet under the window.

      During the time it is in a pot with earth, the root system of the plant adapts, and when transferring it to open ground, it only needs to be buried and covered for the first time from the wind and sun. In the wild, the sprouts immediately begin to grow stronger, practically do not get sick and bloom earlier.

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  2. Galina Ponomareva, Bryansk

    Is it possible to plant lily bushes in late summer if there are still flowers on them?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      My first lilies I bought on the market, too, along with flowers, but at home cut them so that the bulbs did not spend their energy on flowering. I doubted whether plants would take over. Have adopted and are still blossoming! Expanded nests on 5-6-th year divide (usually after 4-year life of flowers lilies are small) and planted from mid-August to the second half of September, depending on the variety.

      At this time, it is not so hot and humid enough, bulbs have time to take root and prepare for the winter, and in the spring they are growing at full strength. I choose the place for planting where there is more snow. These flowers do not like low ground, close ground water, so I prepare for them a raised warm sunny patch (well, if the lower part of the bush is in the shade, and the top of the flowers in the sun, for this every spring I plant lilies with low annuals to lightly shade in heat).
      The soil before planting is well digested and I remove the weeds, add humus (bucket per sq. M.) And wood ash (half a kilogram per sq. M), and then, when planting, I pour a pinch of complex fertilizer into each well. I deepen the three bulb heights, the distance between them is 30 cm, between the rows - 60 see. The higher ones look better in the background of the flowerbed, those that are lower - on the front. For the winter, fresh plantings are only slightly covered with pine litter or well-repaired manure.
      Lidia KOSTIN, Voronezh region

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  3. Svetlana MISKEVICH, city of Safonovo, Smolenskaya obl.

    Lilies OT-hybrids are not in vain called lily-tree, because in height they can reach 2 m. They have large flowers (diameter 20-30 cm). The hybrids blossom in July, and this magnificence continues until 1,5 months. They stand in a bouquet for a long time. Lilies of this group love the sun and fertile, friable soils. They do not tolerate overmoistening, so they should not be planted in the lowland, and sand should be added to dense heavy soils.

    I feed the lilies with the rotten compost, ash and diluted chicken pox in the water (1: 20). If the lilies are overfed, they will begin to grow and blossom, but the bulbs will form badly. Weakened, in winter they may die.
    In the autumn, I cut the plants to the soil level. Compared with eastern lilies, OT-hybrids are more resistant to colds, but for the winter of planting it is better to cover with humus or coniferous fall.

    If the lily grows in one place more than 3 years, then it will have 2, or even 3 blossoming stems. At the end of summer, such a bush should be excavated, dividing the onion by the number of flowering stems and planting these parts, sprinkling the wounds first with crushed coal, and then treating with carbophos.

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