Transplanting lilies

This question was asked by
John R – 

I have had some lilies in a pot for several years doing very well but ready for transplanting. What exactly do I go about it do not want to lose them?

You can transplant your lilies now – try not to damage any shoots. Carefully dig the bulbs up and replant them in your desired spot. Ensuring the soil has plenty of drainage. If you are planting your lilies from pots to the garden, ensure you have the correct soil for the lily type. As a general rule, oriental lilies like an acidic soil and asiatic lilies prefer an alkaline soil. If you have any of the hybrid lilies including the tree lilies – they are happy in any soil type. If the bulbs have any baby bulblets, you can divide them and replant them also. The baby bulblets may not produce much for a for the first few years but they will mature over time.
You can give your lilies a boost by giving them a diluted tomato feed.

The Hart Family

Transplanting lily bulbs from pot to the garden

This question was asked by
Graham B

Hi
The area that i want to plant them is not ready yet. Some of the bulbs are shooting, can i plant them in 3-4 ltr pots now in a cold greenhouse, and when I’m ready carefully transplant them outside probably next month at the earliest. By the way arrived in perfect condition & well packed 10 out of 10.
Await your reply cheers Graham

Hi Graham
Thank you for your email – it’s great to hear your feedback.
Yes it will be absolutely fine to transfer your bulbs from a pot to the garden in a month’s time – just be careful not to damage the shoots when you transplant them.

The Hart Family

just wanted to say thanks

This question was asked by
Tony

Just to say thank you for our (first) order that was received today. All the bulbs look fab, were well packaged and the enclosed info was helpful.
I’ve had problems with online garden orders in the past, but this is the way it should be done.
I’ll certainly return for some autumn planted bulbs later this year.

Hi Tony

That’s fantastic to hear! Thank you so much. If you get a chance to leave a review on Trustpilot, we would really appreciate it.

Thanks again for dropping us an email – it has definitely made us smile.

https://uk.trustpilot.com/evaluate/hartsnursery.co.uk

The Hart Family

Splitting Lilies

This question was asked by
John richard H

When is the best time to split lilies up, I tend to leave them in same tub, but there are too many now.
Thank you

Hi there John

You can lift, divide and replant your lilies once everything has died back from the last season and before signs of growth of the following season.

Now should be a good time.

LILIES

The Hart Family

Can I plant lilies in March?

This question was asked by
Jo

Hi – if I order lily bulbs now, will I receive them in March? Will that mean i will have time to plant them for flowering this year?

Hi Jo

Yes that is correct, Lilies need planting in the spring for summer flowering. So March is a perfect time to plant them for flowers in the summer.

LILIES

The Hart Family

Planting Shorter Asiatic Lilies

This question was asked by
Charles

Hi,

I’m after some asiatic lilys: easy to grow, low maintenance, hardy and that won’t grow too tall (to go in between / in front of some larger shrubs in the border).

Can you adivse on which variety is the best to go for?

We\’re based in the midlands, area is in partial shade and soil is a bit clay like.

Thanks

Good morning,

If the soil is too heavy then it may cause the bulbs to rot as they need to be planted in well-drained soil.

I would advise planting them in pots if the drainage isn’t very good.

Here are some shorter Asiatic Lily varieties:

Lily ‘Perfect Joy’ (harts110611)

Lily ‘Majestic Joy’ (harts11741)

Tiny Lily ‘Epic’ (SKU17790)

Tiny Lily ‘Nugget’ (SKU17791)

Tiny Lily ‘Poems’ (SKU17792)

The Hart Family

Tree lily purchase

This question was asked by
Dave W – 

When would be the best time of year to purchase some tree lilies from you?

Hi Dave

You can pre-order your tree lilies from us now to guarantee you get the varieties you would like incase we sell out. However, these won’t be dispatched until the spring when they need planting.

Tree-like Lilies

The Hart Family