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silica gel and lilies

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skullncrossbonesskullncrossbones Forumite
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I want to dry out some lilies I recently got given and have been reading that silica gel is the way to go. Can anyone advise me on how much I need? There's packs of 1.5kg on sale, is this enough?!

Thanks in advance :)

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  • glynisroseglynisrose Forumite
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    Depends on the size of the lilies, the size of the container etc. Its been a long time since I did any flowers but I used to use a shoebox for long - stemmed plants and enough silica to cover the flowers well. I would buy two packs of 1.5 kg silica then there would be ample for another box too!!
  • skullncrossbonesskullncrossbones Forumite
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    hello,

    Thanks for getting back to me. Unfortunately I left it a little late and the lillies are no longer with us! Always next time though :)
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