There are two types of lilies. The first type is your generic orange lily. The others are beautiful white and pink ones that I haven't seen elsewhere before.
The white and pink variety are pretty easy to manage, they're not trying to take over the world at least, and I've succsesfully transplanted a few to other parts of the yard with out issue. The orange ones, however, seem keen on spreading everywhere. Including right up to my rose. I like day lilys, they're happy flowers and have nice green foliage once the blooms are done, but I do not like them taking over my rose. I've got lots of lilies and only one rose, the rose wins that battle. The last two years I've been diligently digging up the offending plants and the little runners that they're sending out but I think I'm loosing the battle.
It's really frustrating to try to dig up the lilies that are right under my rose with out disturbing the roses roots or offering a blood sacrifice to the rose. She apparently doesn't realize I'm trying to HELP and will gladly stab me in the back of my hands or arms any chance she gets.
I'm not keen on poison (I've two small kids and a little dog) but at this point I'm getting nowhere with my spade. Do you have any ideas as to how to control these buggers? Preferably non-toxic but I've about had enough.