The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have sent in before but not sure were it has gone So I will try again. The question was about my Lilly of the valley.I happend to be clearing around by my Lilly of the valley and found that one had grown a round what likes a tomato and it is orange can anyone tell me what it is as i have never seen anything like it before and I have grown lilly of the valleys for years.




Just a seed head - pretty isn't it? Might be fun to try growing the seeds when ripe.

6 Oct, 2013


Yes mine have seed pods for the first time this year to.

6 Oct, 2013


Lily of the Valley don't often set seed, but I agree that it is pretty. You could try extracting the seed fom the fruit, Chadwell, but it hardly seesm worthwhile, does it.

6 Oct, 2013


Hi, I would give it a try, I had to get some for my grandaughters husband earlier this year, {apparently the second wedding anniversary is lily of the valley, you live and learn}, and I had to pay £3.50p per pot, each pot had 2 very small stems, I was amazed at how much they charge for this, the price must have gone up since someone, {probably a garden centre somewhere} decided it was a wedding anniversary gift, so growing from seed seems a very good idea, Derek.

6 Oct, 2013


well that is a new one on me. It certainly wasn't when I celebrated mine 29 yrs ago. it was the flower motif for my wedding though.

I have had lots of berries this year too.

6 Oct, 2013


It spreads rapidly by rhizomes, Derek, so if you've got it you will regularly be weeding it out from where it has spread to.

7 Oct, 2013


Hi, Bulbaholic, yes , that's why I had to go out and buy it, I don't grow it for that very reason, but I think it was a bit pricey for something that grows like a weed, Derek.

7 Oct, 2013


Many thanks to everyone that got back to me. Chadwell.

8 Oct, 2013

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?