There is an opinion that to divide overgrown specimens of lilies only in the fall. Here lie two inaccuracies: first, the optimal time to separate the nest of lilies — August; secondly, the spring is also quite suitable time for this purpose.
If a grower notices that a previously well blooming lilies begin to grow shallow, then that is the first sign that plants need to plant. Usually within 3-6 years after planting (the period depends on the species of lilies) bulbs overgrown babies, Deplete the soil around them and, consequently, give it more small flowers or even cease to lay the flower buds.
The most optimal time is considered to be August (at least, the beginning of September), when the follicle increases in size, the scales become fleshy and she is quite ready for a transplant. In addition, until the autumn frosts there is sufficient time to plant well rooted and adapted to the new place.
If need be, Lily can be transplanted at the time of flowering without any damage to them. However, you need to keep in mind that this method should be selected only in exceptional cases.
Likewise, you should not abuse the spring changes and the separation of the slot. Early bulbs start to grow, and when the digging is easy to break the fragile shoots with flower buds. In this case, the damaged flowering lilies in the summer do not wait. If you still need to divide the plant, it is desirable to dig the nest as early as possible in April.
Pitchfork carefully removed overgrown bulbs with the children. Thus it is necessary to take into account the fact that they samosogrevaetsya and sometimes located at a depth of 30-40 cm Large specimens aside for planting in flower beds, and small — growing in the «nursery» (nursery bed). It is important to disinfect lilies. For this purpose, solutions of drugs Maxim (Topaz, Vitaros) or dark pink solution of potassium permanganate.
In a new place it is important to prepare the planting hole. On a bed where lilies will be planted, contribute organic (preferably Mature compost or very well rotted humus in the amount of 10 kg per sq. m), complex fertilizer (150 g per sq. m.), ash (200 g / sqm). If the soil is clay, making the sand (10 kg / sqm) and lime (dolomite flour). All the ingredients are mixed.
When planting the separated bulbs dug hole depth of 3-4 height of the bulb. This is usually 20-25 cm To the bottom fill sand mound on the pillow put the onion, carefully straightening out the roots, cover it with sand, and on top — prepared with the fertile soil. The sand will protect the bottom and flakes from rotting. After planting, the plants watered abundantly.
Especially need to highlight Lily white (Candidum). It planted no deeper than 3-4 cm from the surface, since this plant does not form roots stem nadrukowanym. Autumn grows a rosette of leaves and it definitely covered with a layer of fallen leaves.
Small bulbs — kids finely planted in a special place where they podesheveyut 2-3 years until they will be able to form a floral arrow. The planting of lilies watered in dry seasons and in the autumn planting mulch for the winter peat.
Often in the fall in the market, the bulbs of lilies with long shoots.Can they be planted in September or October? It is best to abandon the purchase of such untimely planting material, because a high percentage of destruction of plants or delaying flowering for 1-2 years. However, in case you need to purchase this grade offered in the fall, perhaps you can decide on the purchase. For this escape, gently twisting from a bulb (like the bulb from the socket) and planted in the ground, as usual, pre-protravel.
You can keep planting until spring in the vegetable Department of the refrigerator, wrapped it in sphagnum moss.