When to replant lilies

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I have bought a number of lilies from you over the years. They have suddenly shot up and I am concerned that they may topple over in their pots as they are now top-heavy. They are forming buds. Would I risk losing them if I repotted them now? The ones that I have are:
‘Nymph’ ‘Red Twin’ ‘Mussasi’ ‘Lilium regale’ ‘Casa Blanca’ and ‘Muscadet’

If you are very careful you can attempt moving your lilies and repotting them. Alternatively, you could try supporting your lilies with a cane.

Loraine Hart

Lily problem

This question was asked by
Mrs Jill connolly

I bought lilies from your nursery last year ,they flowered beautifully last summer ,and have grown well this year and multiplied ,but i have one whose leaves have turned partially black and the plants growth has stopped.
Could you advise me what to do ,I would be very grateful.

It sounds like it may have caught a virus unfortunately. I would advise discarding this one.

Loraine Hart

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No matter what the weather…

RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017
is sure to be a great day out for all the family!

11 – 14 May 2017
9am – 6pm

If you’re thinking of getting out with the family this weekend what ever the weather, then why not come over to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival – not only is it a fabulous day out for all but the location is simply stunning set against the magnificent Malvern Hills. The weekend festivities will be packed full of flowers, food, crafts and family fun!
You can order your tickets in advance here.

Family Fun

RHS Malvern Spring Festival is an interactive family weekend that is all about getting children involved in gardening and the great outdoors. There are plenty of features to keep everyone happy – plus, children under 16 get FREE entry on all four days! For more information on what is available at the Malvern Spring Show, please see the RHS website here.
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What’s on offer from Harts Nursery

There will be plenty of garden and household items available to purchase at the show and we will have all your favourite garden bulbs on offer. If you love your lilies, then we still have plenty of varieties to choose from. As well as many more bulbs that will flower this summer, including the largest species of the lily family – Cardiocrinum Giganteum, the giant Himalayan lily,  growing up to 3.5 metres high. It is found in the Himalayas, China and Myanmar. Cardiocrinum are large bulbous perennials with trumpet-shaped flowers that look like lilies. Provides a gorgeous vanilla scent. Grab yours whilst you can!
Cardiocrinum giganteum

Lilys for dappled shade

This question was asked by
Simon Burnett

I enjoyed watching Monty Don planting your Gizmo Longiflorum on GW last week. I was particularly interested when he mentioned they could be planted in partial shade.
I just wondered if you could recommend any other lily’s which perform well in a border which is in dappled shade for three quarters of the day, and which will ideally flower in mid late summer.
Thanks for your help,

Good evening

All lilies will flower in partial shade, if they are in heavy shade they will tend to go searching for the light so can grow at an angle. so as long as they are getting some good natural light you will be fine.

kind regards


Loraine Hart

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