Best Bulbs

This question was asked by
E. Glynne jonees

Thank you for my order,
Best bulbs I have ever bought, thank you.
Looking forward to seeing the flowers in the summer.

Good Evening,
Thank you so much for taking the time to email. We are happy to hear you are happy with your bulbs.

Thanks again,
Victoria

The Hart Family

Eyeliner bulbs

This question was asked by
G. Davis

I noticed that you have no stock of Eyeliner. Am I simply too late or is there some other reason for this.

Hi there
It is now back in stock for you.

Eyeliner (SKU17703)

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oriental lily stargazer

This question was asked by
K. Johnson

Hi it says these need ericaceous soil, but in the instructions it says use multi-purpose compost so do I need ericaceous compost or not? Can you please clarify?
many thanks

All oriental lilies thrive in an ericaceous (Acidic) soil. So if you know your garden has an alkaline soil then they wouldn’t do very well planted in your borders. Therefore we recommend planting in pots, using a good multipurpose compost. However, for best results, we would suggest using a mix of both in equal parts.

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Cardiocrinum

This question was asked by
S. French Blake

I would like to buy 3 Cardiocrinum plants not bulbs with a hope for them growing this year.. I see you have somr but it is not clear…
Many thanks,
Sabina

Hi there,
We have the Cardiocrinum bulbs for mail order. We may have some pots later in the year for the shows we exhibit at.

Best wishes
Victoria

The Hart Family

Lily called Ralph

This question was asked by
P. Hardy

Do you stock a hybrid lily named ‘Ralph’ . Have just come across it in one of Beth Chatto’s books.

No – I’m sorry we do not have that variety. I’d be interested to see it though as my nephew is called Ralph 🙂

Kind regards
Victoria

The Hart Family

Garden Vouchers

This question was asked by
F. Jane Todd

Do you accept garden vouchers in part or full payment?
Thank you

No sorry we are not part of the Garden Voucher plan I’m afraid.

Kind regards
Victoria

The Hart Family

what month to plant lily's?

This question was asked by
B. James

hi team I chomping at the bit to receive the 48 lily bulb’s I purchased from you in 2019, I’m wondering in what month to plant the bulb’s? March surly? yours Brendon

Hi there Brendon,
Thanks for your email. We are currently starting to send out all lily bulb orders ready for planting. You should receive yours in the next couple of weeks. Ideally, we recommend planting lilies in the Spring for Summer flowering. So as soon as you receive them, you will need to plant them. Fingers crossed this wet and horrid weather improves.

Kind regards
Victoria

The Hart Family

Cardiocrinum Giganteum

This question was asked by
A. Battams

Hi. I would like to grow some Cardiocrinum Giganteum in a semi-shaded bed. Could you tell me how many bulbs I would need to fill a roundish area approximately 50 cm in diameter?
Also, if I plant them this February will they flower this year.
Thanks

Hi there,
Cardiocrinum Giganteum will be happy in a semi-shaded area and yes, they will flower this year. I would suggest planting one bulb in a 50cm diameter area.

Kind regards
Victoria

Cardiocrinum Giganteum (SKU17816)

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Bulbs

This question was asked by
Aaron

Hi,
I have placed an order for a pack of 12 orange oriental trumpet lillies. I have read somewhere that they need to be planted on a bed of sharp sand? do I need to do this or can they go straight into dirt?
Thanks in advance,
Aaron

Good afternoon,
You can add grit or sand to your soil but if your soil is free-draining, you should be ok. Lilies will rot if they are waterlogged.
All our lily bulbs come with planting instructions and you can find further information on the product page here:

‘Flaming Oranges’ Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17729)

Hope this helps
Victoria

The Hart Family

An order 3006130

This question was asked by
P. Rose

Hi,
How many growing points will each ginger Lilly rhizome provide please? Many thanks,
Peter

Good afternoon,
Our rhizomes are top size and should produce 5 to 10 growing points. Maybe even more. They are huge!
Kind regards
Victoria

The Hart Family