Sunny Robyn lilies

This question was asked by
Christine C –

Could you tell me if you sell sunny robyn lilies please. Also if you do can you tell me how to order?
Thank you
Christine

Unfortunately we do not have that variety of lily but we have Sunny Martinique which I think is quite similar. You can order through our website by clicking on the link below:

Lily ‘Sunny Martinique’ (SKU17896)

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Amazing calla corms

This question was asked by
Mark R

Hi,

This year I have purchased 133 different calla lily cultivars from lots of different online suppliers including some from you and I have to report the corms you supplied have been the best corms by far to the point that I had to contact you to let you know. Your corms are at least twice the size of anyone else and they are of about the same price or cheaper in some cases. Of course I cannot comment on flower colour quality because they are not growing yet so I hope the quality continues.

Kind regards

Mark

Hi Mark

That’s lovely to her – thank you so much for letting us know. we pride ourselves on supplying top size bulbs, corms and rhizomes where we can.

Calla lilies

Calla lily corms

All the best

The Hart Family

Calla Lilies

This question was asked by
Michele M

Hi,

I’ve purchased 5 packs of the Calla Lilies – Zantedeschia Brasilia, Snowstar and Picasso. I am finding conflicting information about planting advice (from different sources) and I wanted to double check whether these are appropriate to a Poorly-drained soil. I have a small ‘bog’ area next to a pond, created by a impermeable liner, and wanted to plant these bulbs there. However, the attached instructions describes planting in a free draining soil. Can you please advise?

Thanks,
Michele

Hello there,
The Zantesdeschia Calla Lily bulbs need planting in a well-drained soil otherwise they will rot if they are waterlogged. It’s the hardy Arum Lily Aethiopica that does well in boggy areas around ponds. Calla Lilies are ideal for planting in containers.

Calla

Calla Lilies

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What flowers to pick for containers

This question was asked by
Linda D – 

I’m a novice on bulbs. I’m after a variety of bulbs that will flower from spring till autumn and give a glorious burst of colour. Different heights so I can make a display that will ‘wow’. Suggestions of what size pot for number of bulbs and which is the best compost and feed etc.

Thanks very much.

Linda

Hi Linda

You have so many different flowers to choose from it really depends on the height, colour and variety you would like. Also, to have flowers all year through, you need to plant them at different times of the year.

On our website, our products are broken down into Autumn Planted Bulbs and Spring Planted Bulbs. You can then search by the flowering months as well so you can have something in flower all year through. For planting in pots, a good-quality, multi-purpose (peat-free) compost will do the trick for most varieties. You can then add a slow release fertiliser (link below) to help them on their way. You can also add horticultural grit to your compost and pots for good drainage. The main rule to planting in pots is to ensure there are drainage holes in your pots or your bulbs will rot.

Slow Release Fertiliser – Easy Feed Pack (SKU18119)

To get full and luscious pots full of flowers, we recommend layering your bulbs like making a lasagne. The Dutch call this a bulb lasagne. Simply plant your bulbs deeper to start with, with the largest or latest flowering bulbs further down, moving to the smallest and earliest flowering on the top layer. The shoots from the lower bulbs will find their way around the other bulbs. The first layer can go as deep as 28-30cm (11-12″), then cover them over with 5cm (2″) of compost, before you place the next layer of bulbs.

Bulb Lasagne

Bulb Lasagne

AUTUMN PLANTED BULBS

SPRING PLANTED BULBS

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Lilies for new Japanese themed garden

This question was asked by
Chris S – 

Good evening,
I am in process of making our third garden. First was restoration of a Jekyll garden in Merton Park; then restoration of a typical Cornish garden planted up in the 19th century but overtaken by spotted laurel – originally planted as a windbreak. now i am making a new japanese garden following a visit to the Adachi Museum garden in Japan. Rocks, gravel “stream” path, acers and (hopefully) small areas of single species flowers at different seasons mingled with the rock work. What lilies would you recommend – not too tall for the most part (although I love Candidum). At the moment I am wondering about “Turks’ Head” type but would welcome your advice regarding a further 5 or 6 varieties.
Kind regards,
Chris

Hi Chris

Any lilies will fit well in your Japanese style garden including other flower varieties nicknamed the Pineapple Lily (Eucomis) and the Guernsey Lily (Nerines). Also, have you seen our Specie lily page? These are stunning varieties that would suit your garden theme.

Eucomis

Eucomis

Eucomis

Nerines

Nerines

Nerines

Species Lilies

Fusion Lilies

Fusion Lilies

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Oriental lilies

This question was asked by
Jayne H – 

Is it too late to plant oriental lilies in pots to flower this year I.e. in July or August?

No it isn’t too late at all – we will still be sending out until June and they will all flower this year. Usually, lilies will take 8-12 weeks from planting to flower if they have been kept in dormancy in cold store.

Oriental Lilies

Lilies

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Madonna Lily

This question was asked by
Angie O – 

I am looking to purchase Madonna Lillies (The flower of St Anthony). Are you able to source these? And how much?

Hi there Angie

Madonna lilies need planting in the autumn. We will have these available for dispatch in September and you will be able to pre-order them from July onwards.

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) (SKU17646)

Madonna Lily

Lilium Candidum – Madonna Lily

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Selection of bulbs

This question was asked by
Philip P – 

We would like some help on a selection of bulbs that flower from the beginning of January and then flower throughout the year, they are for our family plot at the crematorium, the space is 2.5 ft by 5 ft, and we would like to plant then all at once, kind regards

Hi Philip

To have flowers in bloom early in the year through to late autumn, you would need to plant them at different times of the year.

You can search on our website for flowering months which will help you plan for this. You will need to look in the Autumn Planted Bulbs section for the earlier flowering varieties and then move to the Spring Planted Bulbs section for the summer through to Autumn flowers. Search by month and this should help you get a long lasting display through out the year. You can also search by height and border position.

Garden flowers

Garden flowers

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Madonna Lily

This question was asked by
Chris – 

Is there any way I can get 50 of these bulbs now?

Thanks for your help.

Chris

Sorry it is the wrong time of the year for Madonna Lilies – these need planting in the Autumn.

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily)

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