Planting Lilies and tulips

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Josh – 

Hi there, I’ve just leased myself an allotment and my wife wants to grow Dow Jones tulips and oriental Stargazer Lilies. How and when do I plant? Thanks

Hi Josh
The tulips need planting after the first frosts this autumn and the lilies will need planting next spring for summer flowering.

Lily ‘Stargazer’ (harts1003)


All planting instructions can be found on our product pages online.

Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily

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Calla Lilly Orange

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I Purchased blackcalla lilies from you at Blenheim some time ago-absolutely stunning.
I would like to purchase some ORANGE calla lilies- do you have any in stock .

Hi there,

We will do in the spring. They will be available to preorder soon. You can click on the links on each product page to be notified when you can order.
Cameo is the most orange one we do.

Calla Lily – Zantedeschia

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

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Gloriosa aftercare

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Vivien H

How do I prepare my gloriosa for winter. They’ve been lovely, & are still green. Do I stop watering now or will they die back themselves?

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 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.
Don’t water while the tuber is dormant.

Gloriosa | The Flame Lily (SKU17645)


The Flame Lily

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This question was asked by
Rose burling – 

Hi  – we bought iris bulbs from Newby Hall and want to buy more but don’t want the same variety. Can you please tell me the 2 varieties we would have bought please. If  I purchase lily bulbs now, will I have to pay p&p for them as they get delivered later thank you

Hi Rose

Yes, there will be a delivery charge for the lilies but if you order your Iris this weekend then you will get free delivery for those with code FREESHIP.

The Iris we had at the Harrogate flower show were Blue Hill and Purple Hill.




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