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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Calla Lilly Orange

This question was asked by
Michael

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 .
Thanks

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

This question was asked by
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?
Thanks,
Vivien

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)

Gloriosa

The Flame 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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When to lift and move lilies

This question was asked by
Geoffrey G

When is the best time to move lily bulbs Speaking to your staff at Newby Hall flower show I was told that the white lily oricle is better than casa blanca. have you got any stock of it?

I would let your lilies die back completely and then lift and move them. This will most likely be the end of Autumn.

Our Oracle lily can be found here:
Lily ‘Oracle’ (SKU176162)

Oracle Lily

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Dahlias for pre-order

This question was asked by
David H

HI,
I have been recommended you by a friend who has grown your dahlia for many years, I see they are all out of stock, is that for this year and you are not yet taking orders for 2022? If so when do tubers become available to order for next Spring please.
Many thanks,
David Hall

Hi DavidAh that’s nice of your friend to recommend us. The dahlias should be available to pre-order in the next month or so, please check back again.

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

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What compost or mix of composts do I use for the lilies?

This question was asked by
Elizabeth B

I have just ordered some Oriental lily bulbs from you to grow in large clay pots. What is the best compost to use? Do I need to add sand as some sites advise? How do I prevent the dreaded Lily Beetle?? I can start them in a cold greenhouse.

Hi there,
You can mix John Innes No.3 with a good quality Multi-purpose compost (50:50 mix). Adding horticultural grit for drainage is recommended.

We have a Grazers G4 spray or concentrate you can purchase for the lily beetle.

Lily Beetle Prevention Concentrate (SKU179721)

Lily Beetle Prevention Spray (SKU17972)

Lily bulbs

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DAFFODILS………

This question was asked by
Ivan john B

THANK YOU FOR THE DAFFODIL BULBS. SUPER QUALITY, PERFECT. YOU NEVER MENTIONED HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE ME TO PLANT THEM. Ian and I finally completed the process yesterday and not a single bad bulb in the lot!
Have long will it take to harvest them?
Take care all of you. Pleased to see you all and so busy at Harrogate. You deserve it.
Super quality, good prices and polite obliging staff. Always a pleasure to trade with you.

Thank you Ivan and thank you for all the treats you brought us 🙂

Your daffs will be up in the Spring.

Narcissus Jetfire

Narcissus Jetfire

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