Hedychium Gardnerianum

This question was asked by
C. Slater

The tuber supplied is so large I wondered if it was possible to divide it in half so that I can use two pots or chance growing one piece outside in my south facing garden.

Hi there,
I would leave your Hedychium Gardnerianum as it for now. When it is more established (after a year or two), then you can divide it up.

The Hart Family

Cobra and Voodoo lily bulbs

This question was asked by
David Parsons

I bought these at the Cardiff RHS show. Can you advise me what their botanical name is and how to grow?

Arisaema Speciosum is the Cobra Lily and Arum Cornutum is the Voodoo lily.

For Arisaema Speciosum, the soil must be moist but not wet, with excellent drainage to ensure the tubers and roots do not rot. While they are fussy about their drainage, Arisaema will grow equally well in acidic or alkaline soils. Arisaema are happy in dappled shade and partial sun.

The Arum Cornutum like a well-drained soil too but will tolerate more sunlight. They can be planted in full sun or partial shade. They need to be planted with 5-7″ of soil over the top.

Loraine Hart

Tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
Donna Mead

Hi,
I know it’s the wrong time of year for tulips but I have been looking on your page and you have lots of nice ones, can I ask when they will be back in stock to purchase please? And also if your.bulbs are perennials? Thank you

Donna

Hello there,
Yes our Tulip Bulbs are perennial and you’ll soon be able to order online for delivery in the Autumn. Please keep checking back for when you can order.

Thanks for emailing.

Loraine Hart

Roselily \\\’Samantha\\\’

This question was asked by
J. JOHNSON

to you plant with point side down or roots down?

Plant your lily bulbs with the point end up and roots down, You should start to see the shoot, this needs to be pointing up.

Loraine Hart

Crown fritillaria

This question was asked by
Mrs margaret M

Can you tell me why the foliage is going yellow?

Good afternoon,

When your Fritillaria Imperialis’ (Crown Imperial) foliage turns yellow, is when the plant stocks up on nutrients and energy for the next blooming cycle.

Loraine Hart

Crown fritillaria

This question was asked by
Mrs margaret M

Can you tell me why the foliage is going yellow?

Good afternoon,

When your Fritillaria Imperialis’ (Crown Imperial) foliage turns yellow, is when the plant stocks up on nutrients and energy for the next blooming cycle.

Loraine Hart

Nerines

This question was asked by
Brian Holdstock

Can I get the bulbs in now?
I want truly-hardy and shocking pink – which should I go for?

Hi there,
Yes Nerines need planting now. We have a a few shocking pink to choose from, Nerine Bowdenii Favourite and Nerine Bowdenii. Both of which are semi-Hardy so we advise mulching over during the winter months to protect from frost. Ensure they are in free-draining soil as well as they don’t like to get waterlogged.

Nerine Bowdenii ‘Favourite’ (Pack of 6 Bulbs) (SKU17805)

Nerine Bowdenii (Pack of 6 Bulbs) (SKU17666)

Loraine Hart

Iris Natchez Trace

This question was asked by
julien jackson

Fibrous rooted iris, bought at the Harrogate Show, and now wondering how and where to plant. Can this go in ordinary soil?

Good afternoon,
Your Iris will be happy in a moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. If you are growing your iris in pots, a good multipurpose compost will be fine.

Loraine Hart

Thank you!

This question was asked by
Linda L

Good morning
I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing ginger lilles I couldn’t believe the size of them when I opened the box!!!

I hope that I can do them justice in the garden.

Kind regards
Linda

You’re very welcome! Enjoy your Ginger Lilies! And please send us photos. we love to see them in situ.

Loraine Hart