My Lilium LA Eyeliners are flowering again despite my neglectful gardening. I posted about these Lilies last year when they first flowered.
One of the two pots of corms has been hit by Lily Beetle but I seem to have managed to keep them from being completely defoliated. I have sought out the adult beetles and squiged them and then I blasted the disgusting larva with a high pressure hose!! The affected plants (photo above) has some tatty leaves but generally look very healthy.
The pot full on the right are in a smaller pot than the others and I think this has restricted the growth this year as the plants do look a little congested so I will make a note in the garden notebook to repot them in the spring. At the same time I bought another packet of Lily bulbs and I said this time last year that I would show you them and then I forgot. They have big fat buds at the moment so I will try very hard to remember to post about them soon.
You may be wondering about the name Eyeliner – I think it comes from the very fine burgundy line you can just see running around the petals. I know that my post last year encouraged my fellow blogger Green Tapestry to get some of these Lilys so I am hoping she will be showing us them soon.