Plant Pots of Perfume

Use these step-by-step instructions to create planters of sweetly scented lilies.

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Top Up the Container

Cover the bulbs and top up the container to about 2 in. below the rim with potting soil. Place your pots on "feet" in a sheltered spot and move them into the sun as soon as the shoots appear.

Water every couple of days, and apply a tomato fertilizer to your lily pots every week during the summer. Keep in a sheltered area during winter, and in spring, renew the top 2 in. of compost. Lily beetle is their main pest. Look out for these bright red beetles and pick them off as soon as you see them.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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