Planting Lilies and tulips

This question was asked by
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)

Tulips

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

Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily

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Iris

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.

Iris

iris

Iris

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Hyacinth Gipsy Queen

This question was asked by
John L

Can you plant them in the borders or containers and just leave them without having to dig them up?

Hi there,

Not really, Hyacinths need protecting from the frosts.

Hyacinths

Caring for Hyacinth outdoors in the garden
Blooms should be removed as soon as they shows signs of brown.
Leave the foliage to die back natural.
Bulbs can be lifted as soon as the foliage has died back and stored in a cool, dry place.

Caring for Hyacinths outdoors in containers
Wrap containers with bubble wrap to protect from frost.
Once the flowers have faded, retuned the container to a sheltered spot in the garden.
Bulbs can be lifted as soon as the foliage has died back and stored in a cool, dry place.

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Alliums

This question was asked by
Joanna H

Hi

I am looking for Allium Angulosum Summer Beauty bulbs – I can’t see these on your website. Could you tell me what you have that would be the closest match – I would like to plant them in clusters at the front of the border.

Thanks

Jo

Sorry this isn’t one we stock I’m afraid. The closest we have is Allium Millenium that’s a bulbous root that can be planted in clusters.

Allium Millenium (harts11141)

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Tulips grown in pots

This question was asked by
Vanessa C

Having bought many bulbs from you over the years, for the first time last year I planted lots of them in pots.
I’d be grateful if you could tell me if they will flower again next spring if I just leave them?

Thank you
P.S. Our tree lilies are amazing by the way!!!!

Hi there,
Tulips are naturally perennials coming back year-after-year. However, in some circumstances when they do return they are smaller and don’t bloom as well in their second or third years.

Tulips will flower well for one year and then need lifting out of the soil and carefully stored if you want to use them again. Once everything has fully died back, you can lift them and store them in a dark, dry, airy place over summer, allowing the air to circulate around them. They can then be replanted in the Autumn.

Tulips

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Autumn bulbs

This question was asked by
Ruth M

Advice needed
Been given £20 voucher…
I like white and blue alliums… close flowers and a mix of colourful others.

Hi there,
We have a great offer on alliums:

Allium Bulb Collection (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (SKU17627)

Allium Gladiator

Allium Gladiator

But we also have lots of other varieties to choose from with lots of offers available on collections, including tulips, daffodils etc:

AUTUMN PLANTED BULBS

Don’t forget you can use TREAT10 code for 10% off your order! 

Tulip

Tulip Grand Perfection

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Madonna lilies

This question was asked by
Maria T –

We would like to know what kind of soil Madonna lilies require. We live in the north of England and are having trouble making them flower. Thank you

Hi Maria

Madonna Lilies prefer an alkaline soil if they are planted in the garden but you can use a good-quality multipurpose compost with added horticultural grit if you are planting them in the pots.

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily)

Madonna Lily

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Shipping in November

This question was asked by
Laura

Hi
I am looking at buying some dahlia bulbs. Are you still shipping these out? or if I order now will I not receive them until next year. They are for a present and so wanted to clarify the delivery before making the purchase

Thanks, Laura

Hi Laura

Delivery of Dahlia tubers is in february next year. We only have Autumn planted bulbs for this time of year, like Tulips, Alliums etc. You can find all the stock we have left in our end of season sale, however, we are selling out fast.

END OF SEASON SALE

Alternatively, you could order gift voucher and greeting card to be sent as a present.

Gift Certificate and Card by Post (SKU18246)

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Lilies for autumn planting

This question was asked by
Lisette De Roche

Hello,
If I ordered lily bulbs from you now – is it too late to ‘autumn’ plant them or should I wait to order in the spring and plant then?
Many thanks,
Lisette

HI there
All lily bulbs are dispatched in February ready for planting except for Lilium Candidum ‘The Madonna Lily’ which can be planted in the Autumn.

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) (SKU17646)

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