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High Peak, UK (Zone 7b)
Loraith
May 9, 2020 1:42 PM CST
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I really really hope someone can help me with this. I have added a photo as this is the start of a reoccurring issue I have with some lily's. They were perfect a few days ago. They come on great and strong and then the leave yellow and brown (see pic) and they cough splitter and keel over till next year. I have lots of lilies but only some doing this. Note, they are Elodie but it has happened with others - I am so troubled this keeps happening.... can anyone please please help.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 9, 2020 1:52 PM CST
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Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
May 9, 2020 5:22 PM CST
Are these in pots or planted outside in the ground? To me it looks like too much water. Lilies like soil that drains fast and so the bulbs are not sitting in water for too long.
High Peak, UK (Zone 7b)
Loraith
May 9, 2020 6:28 PM CST
Hi, thanks for the reply. They are in pots, its poss to much water, it's been very hot for may here @22 for quite a few weeks so I have been watering as some of the plants are flagging. What would you recommend for hot and mild watering for them? I worry they are going to keel over if stays hot.... thanks the advice really is appreciated.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
May 9, 2020 6:31 PM CST
22° Celsius isn't overly warm for lilies. Do you know what kind of lilies these are or their name? Are they drainage holes in the pots they are planted in? What type of soil is in the pot?
High Peak, UK (Zone 7b)
Loraith
May 9, 2020 6:38 PM CST
Maybe I am the one not used to the heat then.... lol... ok, so they are Elodie, double head pollen less, yep drainage hile on base side, cannt remember if there are pebble base substrate but then definately general multi purpose compose with some blood fish bone added - some slow release fertiliser too. Don't know PH.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
May 9, 2020 6:49 PM CST
Ok. Do you know what size pot they are in and how long they have been in the same pot?
High Peak, UK (Zone 7b)
Loraith
May 9, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Think 10 litre and about 3 years since fully done but been redressed and shuffled for fert.
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Leftwood
May 10, 2020 5:03 AM CST
How long have they been in the pots with the same soil. Did this also happen in the first year or two in the pots?

And does everyone know where High Peak is but me? I would have assumed it was in the mountains with cool dry air, but obviously not! We can only give answers as good as the information you give. Location tells us the natural environment your plants grow in, and it is very important.

And if there is anything else you can say that could be pertinent, please don't hesitate!
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High Peak, UK (Zone 7b)
Loraith
May 10, 2020 5:55 AM CST
Sorry, as of the time difference it was @ 2am here when I replied.... so to answer the where the High Peak is it is in the Peak District Uk, we are experiencing unseasonaly hot weather at the min during spring so at the min it has not really rained here during 6 weeks (there was a few days in the middle but not much) - hence the concern of heat and water. We are only @ 1000ft above sea level so relatively low I suppose to some - I would say it delays the plants cycle by @2 weeks on average but I happily have Dahlias flowering until November.....ish.

They were fine year one and two (as the other plants affected - stargazers). I have since stripped and redressed the top soil when it happened incase there is something over wintering on it - note I have also put vine weevil and slug nematodes in the soil generally to deal with anything else.

Let me know if you need anything else that can help you.

Thanks,
Loraith

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