A couple of years ago I decided the enough was enough, that the ‘tree lily’ in one of the main borders was far too big for it boots and its current spot, and indeed that there were NO suitable spots anywhere for this unnaturally larger-than-life lily. Disposing of it humanely (that is, giving it away) was on the cards, but a fellow blogger suggested it may not grow as tall in a pot. Readers, it did – perhaps 8 feet instead of its previous 6 feet, thus looking even more incongruous squeezed into the pot. Relegated to the back of the woodland edge border last autumn where it was both out of sight and out of mind would surely beat it into submission? Readers, it did not, and it now has a temporary reprieve with its head of huge pink trumpets 11 feet (yes, 11 feet!) in the clouds and the apple tree… sigh…
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