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Jul 12, 2015 1:49 AM CST
derby uk.
hi

further to my post earlier about an unhealthy looking agb , ive read (after scouring the internet ) that someone says 'they are a diva for the correct soil conditions' , but failed to say what they are

does anybody here have experience of growing successfully agb? i cant seem to find out what special requirement (if any) they need.
Avatar for patweppler
Jul 12, 2015 2:50 PM CST

Celebrating Gardening: 2015
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/f...

this is the article that Sandra told me to read on them
it is a good one.......all the info and more on this lily
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Jul 12, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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"Gold Band" is merely the common name for the species, not a variety name. Regarding that link, I suppose it's just my opinion, but anyone who calls a species lily (like Lilium auratum) a hybrid is suspect from the start. By definition, species are not and cannot be hybrids. I take exception to several of the author's recommendations.

5.5-6.5 soil pH is fine. The closer to 5.5 the better, because it will reduce the number of potential problems you may encounter. The simplest (and in my opinion the most advantageous) thing you can do is keep the bulb out of excess moisture with roots in reach of constant moisture. It's not the easiest thing to accomplish in most gardens. I've grown L. auratum for ten years. I have clay based soils, and plants bloom nicely but come and go in moister soils; my oldest ones grow in a quite dry regime, but only bloom one to four flowers annually.
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Avatar for lilymanrob
Jul 13, 2015 5:05 AM CST
derby uk.
cheers Smiling
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Jul 13, 2015 7:11 AM CST

Celebrating Gardening: 2015
thanks for that Rick
was just reading the PH level of the soil there
you are right on your thoughts
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