Tree lily purchase

This question was asked by
Dave W – 

When would be the best time of year to purchase some tree lilies from you?

Hi Dave

You can pre-order your tree lilies from us now to guarantee you get the varieties you would like incase we sell out. However, these won’t be dispatched until the spring when they need planting.

Tree-like Lilies

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Pre-ordering Lilies

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Am I ok to plant lilies in autumn? I am worried about waiting until spring in case stocks run out of the ones I want as a lot of plants/bulbs online seem to be selling out quicker than usual during lockdown.

Hi Helen

We do not send lilies out in the Autumn except for the autumn planted Madonna Lily. If you are worried that your favourite varieties may sell out, you can pre-orders your lilies now to guarantee delivery in February.

Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily)


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This question was asked by
Jamie Sage

I currently have 9 Isabella lilies in 3 large pots (27 cm). Should I leave them in the pots in a cool dry place overwinter or lift and replant them next year?

Hi Jamie
You can find all care and planting instructions on each product page our website:

Roselily ‘Isabella’ (SKU17619)

Hope that helps.

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Delivery for Denmark

This question was asked by
Preben Kristensen

I want to order 2 bulbs of cardiocrinum giganteum for delivery to Denmark – but I can’t order online.

Hi Preben

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of Brexit, we can not accept any International orders. We are hoping to know more come the 1st Jan 2021.

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Candy Cane collection.

This question was asked by
Alan C

Are you taking orders now for delivery Feb 2021??….
Alan Cook.

We sure are Alan – if you pre-order now they will be delivered in February ready for planting.

‘Candy Cane’ Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17874)

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Anouska lilies as a xmas gift

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Are you able to despatch lily bulbs pre Xmas, to form Xmas presents, i.e. receipt 2nd/3rd week Dec. I am interested in the lily Anouska


All our lilies are dispatched in February ready for planting. We do Gift Certificates if you wish to purchase one of those for a xmas present or you could pre-order your Anouska lilies as a gift and send a card with an image of the Anouska lilies enclosed letting them know what they will receive in February. You can enter the recipient’s name and address in the Shipping field.

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Oriental and trumpet lilies

This question was asked by
Robert M

I have lilies which have been grown in large tubs. The flowers have died off and the leaves are now starting to turn brown. Should I lift the bulb from the pots and store them over winter or leave them in the pots. The pots are quite large and heavy.Any advice will be appreciated


Hi Robert

Leave the lilies where there are – they like a cold dormant phase over winter. Ensure there is plenty of drainage so the bulbs don’t get waterlogged.

Cut the flower head off and leave the foliage and stem to die back naturally. This can all be removed once it has turned brown and hollow.

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I purchased rose lilies from you this year and more at Hampton Court last year – all have been grown in pots and stunning. I’m not sure how to care for them over the coming months – we live in Devon, so its comparatively mild.
Thanks for your help

Hi there,
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.
Hope this helps.

The Hart Family

Anouska lilies

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Hi there
my anouska lily flowers have died off,I have to pinch heads off and leave full stalks is this right? I have them in one tub,they were gorgeous and the smell unbelievable,now my question,do I bring my tub inside for winter and when and how far down will I cut stalks fully,I have ordered more different ones for planting Feb,thank you for all your advise this year as it was my first time growing anything, as I only have small balcony and I was so pleased,izzy xx

You’re welcome Izzy – glad to hear how happy you have been. Anouska is just gorgeous isn’t it!

Yes, cut the flower head off and leave the foliage and stem to die back naturally. When it all becomes brown and the stem is hollow, it can all be removed. The stalk should just pull out quite easily at this point or you can cut it off at the surface level if you wish. Lily bulbs like a cold dormant phase and can stand -20°c, they just don’t want to get waterlogged so ensure there is plenty of drainage in your pot.

The Hart Family