hanging down lilys please

This question was asked by
lorraine

which names for the lilies hang down are they the Asiatic I have ones looking up but want hangind down
kind
regards
lorraine

Hi there,
Do you mean trumpet lilies or longiflorum lilies, these have downward facing flowers?

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Trumpet-Lilies/

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Longiflorum-Lilies/

Loraine Hart

Why won’t might Ginger lily grow? Hedychium Gardnerianum

This question was asked by
P. Colman

My Hedychium Gardnerianum ‘ginger lily’ is showing one small green shoot which has now been there for a month and has not grown. What am I doing wrong?

Hedychium Gardnerianum is a later flowering plant, usually towards August – September and sometimes they can be more mature before they actually flower. Once established they will flower each year. They also like a well-drained soil and plenty of sun but need protecting over winter.

Loraine Hart

How to plant the Sword Lily – Acidanthra ‘Gladiolus Callianthus’

This question was asked by
R. Camp

How deep do you plant Acidanthra ‘Gladiolus Callianthus bulbs and how far apart? Do you then water them? And any other info I may need.

Plant your Acidanthera Gladiolus Callianthus corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep and 3-4 inches apart. Water your corms moderately and avoid letting them get too dry. If in pots, stop watering at the end of Summer and bring them indoors for winter to protect against frost.

Loraine Hart

Feed for Rose lilis

This question was asked by
Anne Jackson

What do you recommend using as feed for Rose lilies grown in pots?

A tomato feed is good for lilies. Use every other week.

Loraine Hart

When can I plant my lilies I have just purchased from you?

This question was asked by
G. Watling

Having attended the RHS Chatsworth Garden show, I purchased several of your tree Lily bulbs. Please could you advise on the best time to plant these and if they are not to be planted yet, then the best way to store them?

Please plant your lilies as soon as possible as they will still flower this year. Approx 12 weeks from planting.

Loraine Hart

Depth of planting of Roselilies

This question was asked by
C. Firman

How deep should I plant the roselilies I bought from you at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show?

Cover your roselilies with 4-6″ of soil in as full sun or partial shade position.

Loraine Hart

Planting tree lilies

This question was asked by
Margaret

I bought a large number of tree Lilly bulbs from your stand at Malvern show. These had large shoots. I have read your instructions re planting and panted 3 times depth of bulb. My friend says I should plant with shoots showing out of soil. Could you clarify please I am confused.

Your bulbs will be absolutely fine planted how you’ve done it.

Loraine Hart

Sign of growth

This question was asked by
J. Gibson

My bulbs showed no growth at all in the last two years yet still looked healthy in the compost. I thought they must have rotted away but inspection proved not. I had two large pots, bought in flower, one I eventually split up and repotted and never saw another flower and the other pot just seemed to go dormant.

If your lily bulbs are nice and firm they should be fine. Perhaps give them another chance for next year by replacing with fresh compost and ensuring slugs aren’t eating them. Sometimes the bulbs will get too damp over winter which stops them flowering, but this doesn’t seem the case this time. Usually OT lilies last about six years, how long have you had your lilies?

Loraine Hart