Q: I have 5 big pots in which I’ve got lilies growing, on some now the flowers are starting to fall so coming to an end. Can you please tell me what I do now keeping them for next year … once the flowers have fallen do I cut the stems down or leave them? Thank you, Dorothy.
A: The stems are normally left until they start to die back and go brown, then you can cut them back. Up until that stage it is import to keep the soil moist and maybe in early stages a liquid feed across the stem and leaves will help the lily bulb for future years. Then stand somewhere shaded and water occasionally.