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