Category Archives: Summer Garden

Planting Roselily Isabella bulbs

This question was asked by
G. Ellis

Lovely to see you at Chelsea 2019! Bought Isabella rose Lily x5. Question is can I plant all 5 in a 10-14 inch pot please? The pot doesn’t taper so is quite ‘roomy’. Look forward to shopping with you in the future.

Yes – that that’s absolutely fine to plant your 5 x Roselily Isabella lilies in a 10-14inch. The more space the better.

The Hart Family

Planting advice for lillies bought at Chelsea

This question was asked by
Gillian

Congratulations on the success of your beautiful stand at Chelsea. I bought a pack of “Lilium OT Master”, but can not find it on your database.

I plant lilies in pots & have read your planting advice. For this variety should I use 50/50 ericacius % John Innes No 3? Or Multipurpose with added John Innes?

I bought some Grazers, which I am hoping will work!

Hello there,
Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to email.
Lilium Master is an Oriental Trumpet lily so it is happy in any well-drained soil, so either of those combinations they will be happy in. You can always add some grit for good drainage too.

The Hart Family

montego bay

This question was asked by
D. Bourne

I bought some lilies from you about three years ago, one of which was called montego bay this appears to be discontinued.
Can you give me the name of a similar colour lily?

Good afternoon,
The closest in colours to Montego Bay would be:

Avalon Sunset (SKU17947)

Nymph (harts1027)

Shocking (harts1026)

The Hart Family

planting instructions for lilium oriental manifesto

This question was asked by
J. Keane

We bought above bulbs recently from Harts Nursery at Chelsea flower show but cannot find the care instructions for them. Do the bulbs need acid soil?

Yes – Lilium Manifesto is an Oriental lily and therefore prefer an ericaceous soil. Ensure it has plenty of drainage too. I have listed some tips for you below:
Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
Oriental Lilies prefer an Acidic/Ericaceous Soil type. They do not tolerate Lime very well.
Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 5-8″ apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14″ ‘patio type’ pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
Oriental Lilies tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.
Plant the bulbs with 4-6″ of soil above them.

The Hart Family

TREE LILLES

This question was asked by
T. LETHERBY

I am looking for tree lillies that have a long flowering period and are reasonably tall in height. What varieties would you recommend?

Good afternoon,

All the tree lilies will flower about the same length of time. I would recommend the Conca D’or Lily for a good strong, all-round lily. However, our Tree Lily collection is very good value for money and contains 4 different varieties:

Nymph (harts1027)

Robina (harts1029)

Manissa (harts1025)

Cocossa (SKU17672)

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Loraine Hart

How many bulbs?

This question was asked by
Anne Watson

I want to plant up an old metal coal scuttle measuring 16in x 12in x 10 in deep with white lilies. Can you please advise how many bulbs I would need and the best variety to choose? I am thinking along the lines of keeping to white but am open to the possibility of introducing perhaps pink. I like My Wedding and Leona but would welcome your comments. A lighter fragrance would be my first preference

With thanks

Good afternoon,

I would recommend having maybe 6 lilies within this space. My Wedding and Leona are both stunning varieties and will produce a lovely scent for you. If you are after a slight hint of colour, perhaps mix them with Roselily Kendra as this has a subtle pink edging to it which is simply stunning!

Loraine Hart

Miss Lucy lily

This question was asked by
Coleen

I am trying to find miss Lucy lilies or even a rose Lucy. I see you had the lilies but currently you do not, will you be restocking them at all?
Thank you

Unfortunately, Miss Lucy Lily bulbs have been discontinued by the grower. Have you tried Soft Music or Kendra. These are both white double oriental lilies with a touch of pink.

 

Loraine Hart

Locating the Fire Lily

This question was asked by
A. Keser

Hello, I am trying to locate a Fire Lily plant or bulb for my mother, I am struggling to find one online and wondered if you stocked them?

Yes we do stock the Fire Lily, it’s also called Gloriosa The Flame Lily. These are sent out next month and will flower in the summer. See link below.

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

Loraine Hart

Planting of tree lilies

This question was asked by
C. Robinson

I am interested in purchasing one of your lily tree collections. I want to plant these in pots and I note you suggest 3 to a 10″ pot. Can you put 4 into a 16″ pot? Also, if I was to order these now, I realise they wouldn’t come until Feb. so wondering if, paying by card, you would deduct this from my card straight away or leave it until a bit nearer to delivery. Many thanks

Hello there,
So sorry for the delay in replying. I must have missed this question. Yes 4 bulbs to a 16″ pot is absolutely fine. Payment is taken upon order.

Kind regards

Loraine Hart