I acquired these lovely oriental lilies from Thompson & Morgan several years ago. The bulbs and their offspring have travelled with me to three different gardens from that time. They pop up every year wherever they are, looking gorgeous and filling the air with beautiful scent. I find that lily beetles seem less likely to find them when they are planted in a densely packed herbaceous border (that’s my excuse anyway).
This deep pink one looks lovely planted in a large container along with Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ from David Austin roses and a Clematis flammula by the front door. Their flowering times and differing perfumes overlap from spring to late autumn, keeping my postman happy.