Dave Leicester, Vets Now's head of clinical intelligence, said: "We see a 50% rise in pet emergency cases around this time of year and often it's due to cats and dogs eating things they shouldn't such as lilies
and chocolate Easter eggs.
Once upon a time, apart from Lilium candidum, lilies
were only seen in the gardens of the wealthy.
As their starting point, they have lilies
from all over the world to help them come up with new colours, patterns, habits and perfumes.
are easy to multiply by just digging up and dividing clumps as they age.
1917-19, lent by the Albertina, Vienna, and Water Lilies
1916-19, lent by Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel, will join three other Monet paintings - Water Lilies
1916 from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Water Lilies
1907 from G|teborgs Konstmuseum in Sweden; and Water Lilies
after 1916, on loan from the National Gallery to the Tate Collection.
What Monet saw when he gazed on his water lilies
, God must see when beholding creation.
A prize winning lily grower would probably say they need full sunlight for the whole day, but I live in a neighbourhood with mature American Elms lining the streets and at the most, my lilies
receive four to five hours of direct sunlight a day.
grow best in well-drained, rich soil and a fairly sunny position.
should be available at florists this month, but you can use pink Gerbera daisies, chrysanthemums, or dahlias instead.
Since sea lilies
have such ancient roots, the observations reveal what the echinoderm's ancestral larvae probably looked like and support Garstang's hypothesis, says Amemiya.
And a good deal of the myth and magic of lily growing has been dispelled by vigorous new hybrids, such as the spectacular Star Gazer lilies
which do incredibly well in containers.
There are quite a few different classifications of lilies
, too numerous to mention here but the divisions are based on origin, parentage and flowers.