Monday, 8 August 2011
These glorious blooms appeared in my garden this week. Just an inexpensive bag of mixed lily bulbs from the local supermarket which were tossed untidily into an earthenware pot sometime last year.
So I didn't have any high hopes for them. The foliage is untidy but if you can ignore that and just take a huge lungful of air you have the most wonderful heady scent.
Perched beside the greenhouse for shelter and reflected sun they seem to be enjoying themselves and rewarding us with this beautiful show!
We did have some unwelcome visitors, red lily beetles, which had to be despatched very promptly! Check here on how to deal with them www.gardenersworld.com
Labels: Madonna Lilies