This question was asked by
Anne Hutton

Do I cut back stems and leaves?
Or leave to die back normally like
Thank you

After flowering- It is important with all bulbs to allow the leaves to die back naturally after flowering. Winter protection- Eucomis are not fully hardy and the bulbs need to be protected from frost. Apply a mulch to protect from hard frosts. Cover with 10cm thick of bark or leaf mould.
Containers can be kept in a frost-free place over winter, bring them into shelter from October. Allow the compost to dry out for the bulbs to become dormant.
If you wish to lift them, dry the bulbs off and store them in a frost-free place such a shed or greenhouse.

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Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs)

This question was asked by
Joan Taffs

Please can you tell me what to do with these bulbs now that the foliage has died back? Do I need to take them out of the pot, dry them off???? Leave them as they are for them to come up again next year??
Your advice appreciated.
Thank you,

After your Gloriosa has finished flowering for the season, leave the foliage in place; don’t cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulb for the future.
Leaves and stalks may be removed when they turn yellow.
Gloriosa Lily Bulbs don’t like to get too cold, therefore if the temperature drops to -7 degrees, you’ll need to lift Gloriosa lily bulbs and store them indoors in ever so slightly damp peat moss. Or you can just replace them next spring for another year of winged blooms.
Your Gloriosa lilies will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle in the spring/summer.

The Hart Family

Planting bulbs

This question was asked by
J. Parker

I bought several bulbs last year and planted them in pots which kept blowing over so next year would like to replant in the borders. How would you advise to re- plant the bulbs ?
Let the bulbs dry out in the garage over the winter and plant individually next spring or but the whole clump directly into the soil now?

Hi there,

Once everything has died back completely and you’ve removed the hollow stem and foliage (which should be about now depending on when you planted them), you can dig your bulbs up and move them to your garden and replant them. Ensure there is adequate drainage for them. Lilies are happy to reach minus 20 degrees but they do not like to get waterlogged as they will rot. Hope this helps.

The Hart Family

flame lily bulbs

This question was asked by
Ros Einchcomb

I would like to grow some flame lilies to be in bloom 6th March 2020. Is it possible to purchase from you and have them delivered now so that I can plant indoors and see if we get some flowers in time

I am sorry – we don’t send the Flame Lily out until next spring for Summer flowering.

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I am looking to buy rose lilly bulbs to be planted in pots

This question was asked by
Valerie Bridgeman

I do not want tree lillies. Can you recommend a small white rose lily suitable for a small garden.

Yes – all our white roselilies or double oriental lilies are stunning and shorter in height so they are ideal for pots or direct into your garden borders.

I have suggested a few gorgeous varieties below for you:

Roselily ‘Aisha’

‘My Wedding’

Roselily ‘Natalia’

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Blue Lilies.

This question was asked by
C. Stather

Hi Harts Nursery,
Query about Blue Lilies , I Once saw a Vase of Blue Lilies but have
never been able to get any info;
regarding lilies in that colour, coulc you please help, as I would like to acquire some Bulbs.

Hi there,

We do not produce Blue lilies. These have usually been died in colour by a florist.

The Hart Family

gift voucher

This question was asked by
Mrs eileen G

I would like to send a gift voucher to my son for his birthday 31.10.19 to arrive by e-mail on the actual day.Can this be done and when can I arrange this please

Yes – if you order it now, he will receive the email straight away.

Kind regards

The Hart Family

When do I cut back lilies?

This question was asked by
Jane Millarini

Should I cut back leaves from outdoor lilies. Some appear to be decaying

Once the lilies have finished flowering, cut the flower head off and leave the leaves and stem to die back naturally until it turns brown and hollow. Once this occurs you can cut the stem from the base (just above ground level). Leaving everything to die back naturally puts the energy back in the bulb for next year’s flowering.

The Hart Family

do have cattloge

This question was asked by
ian heard

hi there can help me am looking for big order as got allotmernt and need lot lillys so can tell best one grow so show them off if got cattloge that be great

Hi Ian,
Terribly sorry, we have stopped producing a catalogue as we are considering the environment but we have everything online or you can speak to Jonathan over the phone if you wish to know any more information.
Jonathan can be contacted on 07855785540.

Kind regards

The Hart Family