Author Archives: Gary Milne

Help to choose right lily for wedding

This question was asked by
S. Stuart

Please can you recommend a white or partly pink lily I can grow in pots to cut for a wedding in mid July? Most of the lilies I have seen don’t flower until late July onwards.

Good Evening,
I would probably advise planting some Asiatic Lilies as they are the earliest flowering lilies. However, it can be quite difficult to time their growth as they can be weather dependent. If it was me, and I wanted something in bloom for a particular date, I would probably plant a few different varieties to guarantee something will be in flower.

Have you looked at Lilium Bentley. This is a really stunning Longiflorum Asiatic double lily. In theory this should be in flower towards the end of June/Beginning of July:
Bentley (SKU17767)

You could also try the Asiatic Lily Elodie:
Elodie (harts1043)

Hope this helps.

Best wishes

The Hart Family

Lily Bulbs

This question was asked by
L. Farrell

Hi

I plant most of my lilies in container pots. I usually leave them in the containers over winter.
Is this correct or should I remove the Lily bulb and put it in a cardboard box? or what is the correct way to look after them?
Many thanks for your assistance, kind regards LIz

Hi Liz

The lily bulbs are happy to stay in their pots in soil and outside (as they like a cold dormant phase), however they must be in a well-drained container and ensure the bulbs do not get waterlogged as they rot.

The Hart Family

Order for Tree Lilies

This question was asked by
B. Airey

Please can you let me know when to expect tree Lily order placed in November 2019.

All lily bulbs will be ready for dispatched towards the end of Feb, ready for planting.

Best wishes

The Hart Family

Wow what a year!

Happy New Year everyone!

We are hoping this year will be as exceptional as 2019 was for us. We received Gold Medals at every show in the floral marquee… that’s a total of 10 shiny Gold Medalsfor 2019! We also achieved 5 Star awards for all of our 8 Plant Village Exhibits including the Best Exhibit at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show.  At the beginning of 2019, we were awarded the ‘Lawrence Trophy’ and the ‘Mrs. T E Rivis Prize’ for our cut flower display at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018. And to add the icing on the cake, the most prestigious award for us was the coveted ‘Presidents Award’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, which was so overwhelming and unexpected! The year finished with a feature on the BBC’s Gardeners World about our nursery and exhibit at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. Here’s hoping that 2020 will be as successful as last year! Judging by the amazing new varieties we have for this year, it could well be!

So it’s the start of a new gardening year and it’s now time to start thinking about planting summer flowering bulbs, especially our highly-awarded ‘Lilies‘. Our new lilies will be added to our website soon so please check back …

zantedeschia – calla lilies

This question was asked by
Dr. David Edwards

What size zantedeschia ‘lilies’ do you supply?

Good morning,
We supply 20cm+ size Calla lily bulbs.
Kind regards
Victoria

Zantedeschia ‘Cameo’ (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17819)

Zantedeschia ‘Picasso’ (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17817)

Zantedeschia ‘Cantor’ – Black (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17818)

The Hart Family

purchasing

This question was asked by
N. Johnston

I wanted to buy some bulbs but when I put in my address it won’t let me put in Australia, does his mean I can not buy them from you?

I’m afraid we do not ship to Australia. Sorry about that.

Best wishes
Victoria

The Hart Family

I’m Looking to buy some Helen O’Connor Lilies

This question was asked by
B. Oconnor

i’d like to obtain some for myself and other family members in memory of my Cousin Helen O’Connor who passed away some years ago
Thanks
Regards
Brian O’Connor

Hi there,

We have many Zantedeschia lilies on our website. Unfortunately, we do not have a variety called Helen O’Connor… but we have many others. Please feel free to peruse our website under Calla Lilies.

Kind regards

The Hart Family

Inquiry

This question was asked by
Raymond Smith

I ordered some lily bulds some time ago, could you please let me know when they will be delivered
Regards
Ray Smith

Hi there Ray
All lilies will be ready for dispatched from the end of Feb onwards. They will then need planting straight away for Summer flowering.

Kind regards

The Hart Family