It’s so easy and you’ll be rewarded with blooms!
Your lily flowers have probably seen better days this year so why not try and increase your stock? Lilies, as well as most other bulbs, are keen to propagate, it cam become a little bit of an obsession – next year you’ll soon have pots and pots of deliciously fragment blooms you won’t know what to do! Once you’ve potted up your scales and bulblets following the guide below, grow them in a frost free greenhouse over winter and plant them out in spring once established.
Step by Step
- Lift out a healthy lily bulb by the plant clean it and discard any damaged outer scales.
- Carefully snap off some scales from the bulb with as much of the base of the scale intact as possible.
- Put the scales in a bag of coir compost and handful of perlite. Shake, seal and put in the airing cupboard for six weeks.
- Bulblets will appear on the scales. When they do, pot them on individually covered with a layer of compost.