Author Archives: Harts Nursery

Lily problem

This question was asked by
Mrs Jill connolly

I bought lilies from your nursery last year ,they flowered beautifully last summer ,and have grown well this year and multiplied ,but i have one whose leaves have turned partially black and the plants growth has stopped.
Could you advise me what to do ,I would be very grateful.

It sounds like it may have caught a virus unfortunately. I would advise discarding this one.

Loraine Hart

Lilys for dappled shade

This question was asked by
Simon Burnett


I enjoyed watching Monty Don planting your Gizmo Longiflorum on GW last week. I was particularly interested when he mentioned they could be planted in partial shade.

I just wondered if you could recommend any other lily’s which perform well in a border which is in dappled shade for three quarters of the day, and which will ideally flower in mid late summer.

Thanks for your help,


Good evening

All lilies will flower in partial shade, if they are in heavy shade they will tend to go searching for the light so can grow at an angle. so as long as they are getting some good natural light you will be fine.

kind regards


Loraine Hart

After care.

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Hello, I have recently aquired 6 Crown Lilies. I have read up on how to look after them once the blooms have faded. Do I feed them until the stems wither, when do I cut the stems off? The advice I have read seems very conflicting.
Do you sell the bulbs? I would like some Yellow & Red Bulbs. Mine are all Orange.

You can just let them die back naturally, Cut the seed head off and let the stem die back into the bulb. Feeding is not rely required. we sell the bulbs in the autumn.

Loraine Hart

At the RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2017

We had a glorious sunny weekend at RHS Cardiff last week, and wanted to share some photos of our outside display, the before and after. Jonathan prepared the outside garden display and selling area while Loraine and Pat were inside with the lily display.
We’ve also had a busy week with online sales as BBC Gardeners’ World featured our gizmo lily bulbs (pictured in bloom below) on Friday night’s episode. If you want to snap some of these up before they’re gone, you better be quick! You can find them for sale online in our shop.
Not only are we busy with the mail order, we are now preparing for the Harrogate flower show which is on next week. We have 3 stands there. No rest for us now that it’s show season! We hope to see some of you there.

Look out for Lily Beetles!

Now’s the time to start checking your foliage on your lilies and fritillaria for the dreaded scarlett beetle. I’ve just been out in my garden and found 4!! Those little pests were soon removed to prevent them from ruining the leaves of my plants.

We have tips to prevent these beetles from ruining your plants and other care tips on our FAQ page.

Am I able to collect an order from your nursery?

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Hi, I’d like to order some lilies and was wondering if I could collect the bulbs from the nursery, rather than have them sent out. I do live very close!

Yes you’re more than welcome to collect your order from the nursery. Please call us on 07855785540 to arrange your order and collection.

Loraine Hart