IT'S DAY LILY TIME AGAIN - 2017

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    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
     
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      I was sent some day lilies, which I duly planted/fed/watered/pampered, as per the instructions of the sender.

      Last year, around this time, I noticed that less than half were still there ( :frown: ). I had assumed (wrongly) that something had dug up the other bulbs or else something had gone wrong. But: as the seasons progressed, it turned out to be merely seasonal die back because new growth came from the missing ones; no flowers, but then they are still relative babies.

      So, the other day, I notice the same thing: less than half were showing any sign of life. :ideaIPB: Those would be the "evergreen" ones then :doh: :heehee:

      I've plotted their position for future reference ;)

      Now, I'm :fingers crossed: that the others will sprout again (like last year) and ... double :fingers crossed::fingers crossed: I might get some blooms this year :thumbsup: Each Spring they have been dressed with blood/fish/bonemeal and kept watered through the driest of times.

      For other day lily growers: is there anything I should do this time around to promote flower growth on them? Or, is it simply they are still putting on strength in growth before they mature enough to bloom? :help:
       
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        There are 3 types of Daylily, dormant, semi-evergreen & evergreen.
        Dormant ones disappear for the Winter.
        Semi - Evergreen will keep a bit of top growth.
        Evergreen will try to keep growing over winter but will usually get knocked back by hard frosts.
        I usually put chicken pellets around mine in early to mid March.
         
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          I have completely run out of room, so have just ordered 12 new ones:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
           
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            That'll be the ones I'm seeing then. Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated :thumbsup:
             
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              Here we go, just a seedling to start off with.
               
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                New one for me this year 'Silly Whimsey'
                 
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                  Another seedling out today.
                   
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                        Never Ending Fantasy
                         
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                            Huge flowered seedling, maybe worth registering.
                             
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                              And that's the only one I definitely know the name of! I've lost labels for the others or they didn't have any. Anyone any ideas?

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                              Old variety - plants at least 35 years old. About 5" across.

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                              Big variety - 6" blooms. A mystery one I bought last year with no label!

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                              Midsized, 4-5" blooms.

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                              A mini one with 3" blooms. Another labelless mystery buy!

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                              And another midrange, blooms around 4-5". This is a bit deeper red than it looks here!
                               
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                                Yep, got a bunch of them. but cannot upload pix here.
                                 
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