Cardiocrinum Giganteum

This question was asked by
Mary Brooke

Hi
I have just bought a cardiocrinum giganteum bulb and would like to know how to plant it. Have had conflicting advice about a) whether to leave the top of the bulb showing above the surface, b) how much moisture it likes and c) whether it can be planted now 27th March.
Many thanks.
Mary

Cardiocrinum giganteum like most soil types.
They prefer the soil to be moist but well drained.
Cardiocrinum giganteum like a shady position where the direct sunlight will not burn their leaves.
Plant the bulbs with the tip just at the surface so you can see the bulb and planting them in March/April is the time to plant them,

Cardiocrinum Giganteum (SKU17816)

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Scented flowers for garden pots/containers

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Tony Ashton

What’s best to plant in pots/tubs/containers for my patio that has the strongest scent?

The most scented flowers to have in your patio pots/containers would be all Oriental-type Lilies. They have a great fragrance to have in your patio pots for the summer months.

Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily Bulb Collection (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (SKU17653)

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Multicoloured ‘Tree-like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17752)

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Do I lift my lilies when they have finished flowering?

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Doreen Smiley

Do I lift my lilies when they have finished flowering?

Lilies do not need lifting after they have flowered. Once your lilies have finished flowering, cut the flower head off leaving the stem and foliage to die back naturally. Once everything has died back and turned yellow/brown and hollow, you can remove everything leaving about an inch of stem from the ground. Leave your lily bulbs out over winter as they like a cold dormant phase, they just don’t like to get wet so ensure they have plenty of drainage.

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Compost for lilies

This question was asked by
Joni Silence

What compost is best to use with lilies?

If planting your lilies in the ground make sure you find a well drained area avoiding heavy clay, in pots we suggest an equal mix of ericaceous and John Innes no.3.

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Planting in March / April

This question was asked by
Jade Griffin

Which flowers would you recommend planting now?

Spring is the ideal time to plant lilies and summer flowering bulbs, like Begonias, Gladioli, Dahlias, Nerines, Callas, Gloriosa, and many more you can find on our website. Planting these varieties now will create colour all summer.

Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Mixed Double Begonia (Pack of 15 Corms) | AMAZING PRICE! (SKU177061)

Summer Splash Mixed Dahlias (Pack of 9 Tubers/Bulbs) (SKU1787011)

Mixed Summer Flowers Collection (Pack of 155 Bulbs) | Over 35% OFF! | (SKU18027)

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Border plants

This question was asked by
Jean Garner

Whats the best low level flowers to plant in the front of my borders?

Begonias are great for planting at the front of your borders. They are low level and full of colour. Begonias great summer plants as they flower profusely from June to October and are easy to plant and easy to care for. Once everything has died back, simply lift and store Begonia tubers over winter for replanting the following year.

Mixed Double Begonia (Pack of 15 Corms) | AMAZING PRICE! (SKU177061)

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Can I feed my lilies?

This question was asked by
Natalie Smith

Can I feed my lilies?

It’s a good idea to feed lilies once they come into bloom. You can feed them with a Tomato feed (a high potassium liquid fertiliser) every couple of weeks. Our Lily Beetle Prevention spray also is good for feeding your lilies, it will keep the red lily beetle away and encourage the growth of the lily.
The Lily Beetle Prevention Spray is all natural, it is Wildlife-friendly, Eco-friendly, Child and Pet-friendly. Continue feeding the lily after they have finished flowering to help the bulbs grow and produce strong stems and blooms the following year.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

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Message from a happy customer

This question was asked by
ginni gillam

Just to say thank you so much for the cardiocrinums which arrived today, beautiful bulbs so well packed. They are a real treat because they arrived on my birthday (no parties or candles this year)
Hope you stay well and safe
Ginni

Oh what perfect timing! Hope you managed to have a nice given the circumstances. Thank you for the lovely message.

Take care and keep well.

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Message from a happy customer

This question was asked by
ginni gillam

Just to say thank you so much for the cardiocrinums which arrived today, beautiful bulbs so well packed. They are a real treat because they arrived on my birthday (no parties or candles this year)
Hope you stay well and safe
Ginni

Oh what perfect timing! Hope you managed to have a nice given the circumstances. Thank you for the lovely message.

Take care and keep well.

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