Lily flowering time

This question was asked by
D. Spitzley

What lilies are the latest flowering, fragrant ones that you can recommend for planting in pots, please?

Hi there,
The Roselilies lilies are the latest flowering lilies and will produce a gorgeous scent:

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Roselily-Collection.html

Roselily ‘Elena’ (SKU17618)

Roselily ‘Fabiola’ (SKU17678)

Loraine Hart

Why are lilies dispatched in the Spring?

This question was asked by
chris

Hi, everything I want is in stock or available to order but delivery not until Feb/march so I am confused, CB

Yes – you can order it now for delivery in Feb/March next year as that’s when the crop is available to lift and dispatch. All lilies need planting in the Spring for Summer flowering.

Loraine Hart

Harts Nursery Catalogue

This question was asked by
Derrick Hallam

Do you do a catalogue of all your garden bulbs that you can send?

We have stopped producing a catalogue of our lilies and other bulbous plants as we are considering the environment. We have all our varieties online, or he can download our online catalogue.

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/lily-info/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Harts-Nursery-Catalogue.pdf

Loraine Hart

Autumn months and helping lilies to flower

This question was asked by
Dharmista

I bought 5 Leona lily bulbs at Chatsworth Flower Show. The lilies are healthy but the flower heads have not opened. It has started to get cooler and i am not sure whether to bring the pot indoors to encourage the bulbs to flower,

Yes – if your lilies haven’t flowered yet and it’s the Autumn months, we would advise bringing your lilies indoors now (September) to help them flower due to the cold weather.

Loraine Hart

Feeding Oriental Lilies

This question was asked by
P. Shore

Do you recommend feeding pot-grown lilies after they have bloomed, and if so with what kind of fertiliser/plant food?

We suggest watering your lilies moderately after they have finished flowering but do not let them get waterlogged. You can also try using a Tomato feed on your lilies.

Loraine Hart

Free lilies!

This question was asked by
A. Prowse

Thanks for a wonderful bunch of ‘free’ lilies at the end of the Wisley show yesterday!!!!!!!
cheers to all you hard working staff,
andrew

You’re very welcome! Thanks for getting touch.

Loraine Hart

Replanting Scadoxus Multiflorus

This question was asked by
J. Macpherson

I bought bulbs from you this year and they have been beautiful. I would now like to group them and wondered when I could lift and replant them.

After your Scadoxus Multiflorus has finished flowering, cut the flower head off and allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally. Once your Scadoxus Multiflorus has died back completely, you can lift them. Scadoxus Multiflorus need protection over the Winter months, so I would suggest storing your bulbs somewhere dry like a shed or an alternative frost-free area. If you are replanting them in pots, just bring the pot into shelter until the risk of frost has passed.

Loraine Hart

Which compost should I use for Martagon Lilies

This question was asked by
E Higgins

I have just bought three martagon lilies from you which I plan to put in a large pot, can you tell me which compost should I use?

Martagon lilies can tolerate any soil type from Acidic to Alkaline, chalky, clay, sand or loam based. I would suggest getting a good multi-purpose compost and ensure your pots have good drainage.

Loraine Hart