Just saying Thank you!

This question was asked by
Jean Davis

This message is just to say a very big thankyou for all my bulbs. They all look very healthy and I can’t wait until next spring to reap the rewards. I will recommend you to my friends

Hi Jean

Thank you so much for your lovely words and for taking the time to message us. We really do appreciate it! It certainly puts a smile on our faces! Enjoy your bulbs.

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Choosing lilies

This question was asked by
Paul B

Hi could you help me select Lilies Longiflorum and advise which are autumn and which are Spring planters and general welfare advice.
Many thanks , Paul

Hi Paul

The only lily we have for planting in the Autumn is the Madonna Lily as this is a slightly earlier flowering Lily.

All the other lilies we have, will be dispatched in February ready for planting,

All lilies are easy to grow. The hybrid lilies are the easiest as they like any soil type as are the Longiflorum Lily Bulbs, which are lime tolerant and therefore suitable for borders or pots in either Alkaline or Acidic soils that are well drained.

All our Longiflorum Lilies are white and carry a gorgeous fragrance.

Longiflorum Lilies

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily)

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flame lily tubers

This question was asked by
Martin

To whom it may concern.

I would be very grateful for your advice, please.

Months ago you kindly sent me some Flame Lily tubers…to great success…the flowers are breathtaking!

Once the flowers are over and the leaves dried down…how should I look after the tubers with a view to growing more again next year? (Assuming that they do
flower a second time)

Best Wishes

Martin

Good afternoon,
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.
TAKE CARE NOT to touch the growing points on the bulbs; bumping and abraiding this area tends to reduce sprouting.

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My lilies have been infected with lily bug

This question was asked by
Clare J

Dear Harts Nursery,
My lilies have been infected with lily bug. Can I save them from this or do I need to throw them away? They have finished flowering but the bugs are still laying eggs on the leaves. 🙁
The flowers were BEAUTIFUL until the bugs infected the plant.

Hi Clare

They will be fine for next year so don’t throw them. The key is to be vigilant and keep wiping off the eggs and faeces (a brown yucky mess that contains the eggs to start with). If you can, try using the Lily Beetle Prevention spray but you need to spray constantly during active growth periods especially after rainfall and watering. You can also make a garlic solution spray with crushed garlic and water. If you grow fritillaria, you will need to spray and check them also.

Lily Beetle Prevention Spray (SKU17972)

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Oriental Lilies

This question was asked by
Joan S

Could you advise me how to treat Oriental lilies grown in containers when they have finished flowering please?

Regards.
Joan

How to care for Oriental Lilies

When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
Lilies like a cold dormant phase throughout the winter so they don’t need lifting. However, do ensure they have adequate drainage and do not get waterlogged as this will cause the bulbs to rot.
If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth for the spring. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks.

Oriental Lilies

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Purchasing Arsenal Lilies

This question was asked by
Christine W

Hi would you be able to email me when you get the Arsenal lily back in stock please.
Regards
Christine

Unfortunately, I don’t think this one will be available again.

Have you seen Delicate Joy or Heartstrings? These are quite similar to Lilium Arsenal.

Lily ‘Delicate Joy’ (SKU17647)

Lily ‘Heartstrings’ (SKU17739)

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Giant and martagon lilies

This question was asked by
Sheila C

These are out of stock at the moment. When will you have them in again for planting next year, please?

Hi Sheila

Everything we will have for next year is available to pre-order now:

Tree-like Lilies

Martagon Lilies

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Storing lilies over winter

This question was asked by
Nina B

This year I purchased a selection of your Lilies, for the first time, and I am still enjoying their amazing colour, form and scent. Please can you give me advice about storage over winter. Many thanks.

Hi Nina

Cut the flower heads off when they have finished flowering. Allow all the foliage to die back naturally. Leave your lilies where they are, either in the ground or in pots. Lily bulbs like to have a cold dormant phase throughout winter. Usually by the end of autumn you can remove all the spent foliage and stem. Ensure your lilies do not waterlogged or too wet as this will rot them.

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Lilies

This question was asked by
Emyr P

My daughter works in a florist and has recommended a Rose Lilie.
Is it on you stock, and if so the price please.
Thanks
Emyr

Hi Emyr

We have lots of Roselilies so you have come to right place… you can pre-order them now for delivery in February ready for planting.

Roselilies

We have a great collection on offer here:

‘Roselily’ Bulb Collection (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (SKU17653)

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