Category Archives: Lily Beetle

Planting time for Lily Bulbs

This question was asked by
Denise Barnes

i have just seen a lily that i really like on your newsletter olympic torch if i ordered some from you now and planted tem would they flower this year or would i be better to wait for your february despatch and plant them then many thanks for your time denise

Hi Denise
We are still sending our lily bulbs out and now is absolutely fine to still plant them for flowering this year.

Plant your lily bulbs as soon as you receive them and you will notice they will start to shoot immediately.

The Hart Family

Madonna Lily

This question was asked by
Maureen Hallahan

I’m a botanical artist (and although unusual, I have little interest in gardening)!! I want to paint a Madonna Lily this Summer.

If you send me bulbs, is it too late. If so, can you send me the plant in flower, and when?

Maureen

Hi Maureen

Sorry it’s the wrong time to plant Madonna Lilies. These need planting in the Autumn for Spring flowering. We do not have any in flower I am afraid.

The Hart Family

Keep Positive And Get Out In Your Garden

We hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times and making the most of this glorious weather we are having. We are using this time away from the shows to bring you some videos to watch in the comfort of your own home. We will try and bring you some light-hearted entertainment on how to look after your lilies and other summer flowering bulbs over the coming months. 

Hopefully, with the weather improving now, it’s a great time to spend in the garden! We’re relying more and more on the soothing effect of gardening to
keep us busy and happy. Check out our offers below! 

Happy Gardening! 
The Harts

Great planting tips and promotions on lilies

Pat shows us how to:
Plant your Oriental Trumpet lilies in pots. Remember well-drained soil, and cover with 6 inches of soil over the top of the bulbs. 

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Robina-harts10291.html

Plant and protect your Gloriosa Bulbs, special promotion! Buy 3 get 3 FREE!! for £10!

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Gloriosa-Pack-of-3-Bulbs.html

Lily Beetle Repellent

Have you got your Lily Beetle Prevention? These little pests will be starting to come out now, try our fab prevention spray to keep them from destroying your Lily and Fritillaria foliage.

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Lily-Beetle-Prevention.html
Lily Beetle Prevention Spray £6.95

Planting lilies in pots

This question was asked by
Jane Millarini

Can lilies be planted in pots and what type of soil is required?

Yes lilies are great for pots. We suggest a nice gritty multi-purpose compost, add some gravel/grit to the bottom of the pot to allow for good drainage.

The Hart Family

Moving Lilies

This question was asked by
David John Heycock

I have been growing lilies in pots for 3 years, can I now plant them out in the border please?

Yes this is no problem at all. It may be a little late now for this year as they may have started showing signs of growth. It’s probably best to leave it until the Autumn when everything has died back.

The Hart Family

Lily Beetle Spray

This question was asked by
Jean Thompson

When is the best time to start using lily beetle spray?

Start early using your lily beetle spray, I would suggest using it as soon as your lilies start showing through the soil. You may notice them on fritillaria first and this can be as early as March! We use Grazers repellent for Lily Beetle. This is a completely natural spray, very effective and must be used frequently for best results. A plus is it feeds the foliage as well and stimulates growth.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

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Alkaline Soil

This question was asked by
Gemma Holmes

Which lilies are best for alkaline soil?

If you have Alkaline soil then Asiatic lilies are best. Or hybrid lilies are also quite happy in Alkaline soil for example Longiflorum Asiatic lilies, Oriental Trumpet lilies and Martagons lilies.

Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

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

Arabian Night Martagon Lily (SKU17726)

Lily ‘Eyeliner’ (SKU17703)

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Watering Lilies

This question was asked by
Francis Machin

Do lilies need a lot of watering?

Believe it or not lilies can take quite a bit of drought. They really like to be well drained. Unless it’s very hot, then they only need watering once a week. If you are new to growing lilies, we would suggest trying the Oriental Trumpet Lilies to get you going as these are happy in any well-drained soil. Once you’ve started growing lilies, you’ll see how easy they are and you’ll be addicted I’m sure.

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

Multicoloured ‘Tree-like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17752)

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Scented lilies

This question was asked by
J. Saunders

How do I choose the lilies that are scented?

Any Oriental Lily has a fragrance, so look at Orientals, Oriental Trumpets Lilies (these are the tree-like lilies) and Roselilies. All these have wonderful perfumes. We find the whiter the lily the more fragrant it is.

Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily ‘Aisha’ (SKU176191)

Lily ‘Proposal’ (SKU176161)

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Growing Lilies in the garden

This question was asked by
A. Sykes

Can you tell me what other summer bulbs I can plant with my lilies?

Hi there,
Most summer bulbs grow well alongside lilies. These include Dahlias, Crinums, Amarines, Gladiolus and Zantedeschia. These will all look lovely planted together in your borders or patio pots.

Summer Splash Mixed Dahlias (Pack of 9 Tubers/Bulbs) (SKU1787011)

Crinum Powelli Alba (Pack of 3) (SKU17916)

Amarine (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU178901)

Mixed Gladiolus (Pack of 26) (SKU178561)

Zantedeschia ‘Memories’ (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU1781712)

The Hart Family