Category Archives: Lily Bulbs

Tree Lillies

This question was asked by
Harry Devey

Hi Why do some Tree Lillies require Ericacious Soil? They dont seem as forward growing as the others.

Regards, Harry Devey

Tree lilies are actually happy in any well-drained soil. It’s oriental lilies that prefer an acidic soil.

The Hart Family

Pollen free lilies

This question was asked by
Jessica Prebble

Hi. Happy easter.
Are the pollen free lilies safe for cats?

They are safe for Cats as long as they don’t try to eat the lily. But that is the same for a lot of garden plants. Usually what happens is a cat will brush past the stamen of a lily and then they lick it off their fur and that’s what is poisonous to them.

Hope that helps.

Pollen Free Lilies

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Care of lilies and when to replant

This question was asked by
Gillian Trussell

Lilies in a pot from last year, sprouting well at this time. Should I dig them out from the pot and replant? They flowered well last year. I bought them from you at the Hampton court garden fest.
many thanks

No need to lift your lily bulbs and replant them for a few years. Leave them as they are for this year.

The Hart Family

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

This question was asked by
G. Beglin

I would like to purchase some Tree Lilly Bulbs from you- but would like to send payment by cheque, in the post. May I have your postal address- or if you are nearby- perhaps I can visit your Nursery??
Kind Regards,

Yes of course – our address is
Harts Nursery
Childs Lane
Cw12 4TG

If you write a little note to say what you would like and add £4.95 for delivery that would be great.

The Hart Family

Thank you

This question was asked by
Amy Hudson

Good morning
I just wanted to thank you for your fabulous service and quality bulbs. At this time there are many of us who will take more comfort from their gardens than previously and it’s important to have businesses like yourselves supplying us in what are such strange times. I can’t wait for my new lilies to emerge! Keep up the good work and stay safe!

You’re very welcome! Thank you for the lovely words. It means a lot.

The Hart Family

Happy customer

This question was asked by
J. Ward

We purchased tulip bulbs from you at the Harrogate Autumn flower show last year.

The monotrous – yellow are in a pot facing our kitchen window and giving us a great deal of pleasure.
Looking forward to the other varieties blooming in the near future.
Many thanks.

Oh how lovely – thank you for emailing us. It is so lovely to hear from our customers we won’t be seeing this year due to the cancellation of the flower shows.

The Hart Family

Planting Out

This question was asked by
Rob Eley

Hi, I have a number of large pots of lilies bought as mixed collections. On the whole they are tall varieties. This will be their third season in pots and I would like to plant them out. Is now a good time or shall I sink the pots again for this season and plant them out after the flowers have died off. They are just beginning to shoot and have obviously multiplied as there are many ancillary small shoots.
Thank you

When lifting and dividing your lilies, it’s best to wait for them to finish flowering and die back completely before you do so. Late Autumn to early winter is usually the time to be able to lift your lilies and replant them. I would leave them for this season as your lily bulbs have started showing signs of growth.

The Hart Family

Lily planting in a pot…

This question was asked by
J. Linsley

Good Morning. I have two pots, 48 Cm tall and 40 Cm diameter at the top, how many lily regale bulbs can I comfortably plant in each one?

Advice gratefully received. Thank you.

It does all depend on the type of arrangement you would like for your pots. I would suggest planting 3 to 5 bulbs in pot that big. Ideally I’d plant about 3 to give them the space they deserve as Regale lilies are such a stunning variety with large flower heads.

Lilium Regale (harts1024)

The Hart Family


This question was asked by
Sophie Moon

Are you currently taking orders due to the Coronavirus? If so what is your estimated delivery time.
Thank you, Sophie

Hi there,
Yes we are still sending out our garden bulbs for as long as we can. Currently, we estimate about 3-5 working days. We use the Royal mail to deliver our parcels and they seem to be working on schedule with their 48hour delivery service.

The Hart Family

Tree lily planting instructions

This question was asked by
J. Mehew

I would appreciate advice as to ideal growing conditions for tree lilies.

Hi there Jane,
I am sorry about that, all orders should have planting instructions with them.
Tree lilies can be planted in pots or in flower beds. The good thing about tree lilies is that they are happy in any well-drained soil. They like full sun ideally as they will lean to find the light otherwise and some tree lilies can get very tall.
If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 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.
Plant the bulbs with 4-6″ of soil above them.
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.
After a few years of flowering, you may find the Oriental Trumpets Lily produces less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

Hope this helps.

The Hart Family