Novice gardener would like advice on planting Oriental lillies in flowerbeds


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Hi, I've never grown flowers before. I'm building a couple of raised beds to grow some oriental lillies in. Here's a photograph:




The two linked sections are roughly three feet long each and the internal width is about fifteen inches. I'd like to know how deep should I plant the bulbs. The leaflet that came with them says eight inches but there's a lot of conflicting advice on the internet. And what should the total depth of the finished flowerbed be -- how many inches of compost under the bulb should there be to allow adequate root growth?

Also, how many bulbs should I plant? I was thinking about planting them about six inches apart and planting three rows, one row next to the sides of the bed and one right down the middle. I'd also appreciate any advice on what compost to use, whether to add feed to the compost before planting or just buy compost with feed already added, how to feed the lillies as they grow and so on. Many thanks in advance for all your advice. :)
 
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Welcome to the forum


Please hope get some inspiration from them, as I usually do!

Sunny position and 3 times the depth of the bulb. You can use faster speed as they do natter a bit. I used 2!:eek:
 

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