Arum Lily

This question was asked by
Martin

Please could you tell me when to plant the Arum Lily bulbs outdoors , I live in Cardiff.
Thank you ,
Martin

Hi there,
Arum Lilies can be planted outside anytime as they are hardy.
Kind regards

Loraine Hart

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Pineapple lily – Eucomis

This question was asked by
Lyn Hall

How do I store the Pineapple lily – Eucomis bulbs over winter?

To protect Eucomis bulbs in the garden over winter we would suggest
covering them with a layer of dry mulch, such as bark or leaf mould. Alternatively, lift the bulbs, dry them off and store in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or shed.

Containers can be brought into a frost-free place in mid Autumn (Oct). You can allow the compost to dry out and the bulbs will become dormant. Remove all the dry and yellowed foliage.
Place back outside and start watering again in late March or April.
https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Eucomis-Bicolor-Pack-of-3-Bulbs.html
Loraine Hart

Tulip selection

This question was asked by
Johnny knox

I have a project coming up and the client would like tulips but I am wary of using them as in the past I have planted some that have only lasted the first year. Is there any that are reliable year on year for flowering.
Many thanks

Hi there,
Tulips can be quite susceptible to viruses in the summer and therefore require lifting after flowering (late spring) and storing until the first frosts in the Autumn. We would suggest planting the viridiflora varieties as these are less susceptible to viruses.

China Town (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1116)
China Town (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1116)
China Town (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1116)
Spring Green (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1079)
Golden Artist (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1076)
Loraine Hart

Query on pests

This question was asked by
Jan

Hi,
Can you tell me which lilies (or which type) don’t attract lily beetle?
Thanks

Hi there,
Unfortunately, they seem to like all types of Lilies, however, after testing we discovered that lily beetles are not attracted as much to the Trumpet lilies, like Regale.

Regale (harts1024)
African Queen group (harts1021)
‘Perfect Pinks’ Lily Collection (Pack of 8 Bulbs) (SKU177281)
Loraine Hart

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs)

This question was asked by
Jams Hale

What type of potting soli do I require for these bulbs. I have planted these previously in leaf mould grit and compost in equal proportions
Could you suggest the best medium for potted bulbs I can stand outside in protective situation.
Many thanks
James

Hi there,
I would suggest using John Innes No. 3 with plenty of sand or grit for the drainage.

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)
Best wishes
Loraine Hart

Our lilies captured on film

We thought you might like to see a video of our lilies, alliums and eremurus that we displayed at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show back in 2015. Our friends at The Round Group spent the day with us filming our stands and capturing our stunning flowers on film to share with you. See what you think:
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YPS_i6p1_k&w=560&h=315]
And here’s a throw back to when we were featured on the BBCs Great British Garden Revival with James Wong presenting it. James came to visit our nursery to see how and what we grow. He was fascinated by our lilies and just how easy they are to grow.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt0_AsNjUxc&w=560&h=315]

Advice on preparing lilies for overwintering

This question was asked by
Frances

Hi there,
I bought a couple of lily collections from you last year at the Wisley flower show – they’ve made a fantastic display in the garden this year. Thank you.
This has been my first experience with growing lilies and I am a little confused now with how far to cut them back in preparation for winter.
I have read lots of advice about pruning the seed heads and “allowing the foliage to die back naturally” but once the foliage has begun to turn brown, how much of the main stem or stalk should be cut back?
Hope you can help.

Hi there,
When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally as you say. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems become hollow and brown. Once this has happened, you can cut the stem back to the service or leave about an inch of stem.

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Care-and-Planting-Guide.html
Kind regards
Loraine Hart

Zantedeschia (Calla Lilies)

This question was asked by
Fred Jarrold

Can you tell me when you expect to have Zantedeschia ‘Picasso’ and Zantedeschia – Black in stock again please?

Hi there

Zantedeschia (Calla Lilies) are now back in stock ready for ordering and will be delivered in March 2018.
Zantedeschia ‘Picasso’ (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17817)
Zantedeschia – Black (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17818)
Loraine Hart