Pot Lilies

This question was asked by
Maureen W

Hi there
I will need to replace 3 pots with low growing lilies, when will new stock be available?
Thank you

Hi Maureen

We have started adding our lilies back in stock and we will be adding to these as soon as we know which crops will be available for February.

You can pre-order some now and if you wish to add to your order at a later date, just email me on this address with your order number and I can add to it for you and take payment either over the phone or send a paypal request.

Pot Lilies

Magny Course

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Allium Ambassador

This question was asked by
thelma – 

Hi,
My alliums were spectacular! When you say ‘cut back’ – do you mean take the heads off when finished or cut back the stalks as well?. The dead heads look very attractive but I will cut them off if it’s best. The flower heads when in full bloom had a unpleasant scent when up close – is this natural?
Thanks,
Thelma

HI Thelma

Yes Alliums are part of the onion family and will smell similar to an onion unfortunately.

Once the whole allium head and stem turns yellow/brown and hollow, it can be removed completely.

Alliums

Alliums

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Tulip Bulbs

This question was asked by
Michele soden

When is the right time to buy tulip bulbs for autumn planting?

Hi Michael

You can pre-order tulip bulbs now and they will be delivered in September.

However, we do advise waiting for the first frosts before planting your tulips, usually by November as this will wipe out any viral and fungal diseases that may be in the soil and which may infect the bulbs.

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

The Hart Family

A Compliment on your Lily Bulbs

This question was asked by
Catherine H

Hi,
Just like to say a big Thank you, the Longiflorum Lillies are now in flower and they are Fantastic!
I would like to send you a photo if possible?
Thank you Catherine

Hi Catherine

Yes please – we would love to see your photos. Thank you so much!

If you are sharing them on social media, please tag us as well.

Longiflorum lilies

Longiflorum lilies

Longiflorum Lilies

Longiflorum Lilies

Longiflorum Lilies

Longiflorum Lilies

Many thanks

The Hart Family

How do I care for lilies in my garden after flowering?

This question was asked by
P. Chislett – 

Hi, it was good to see Loraine on television the other night at the show, now is that right that after flowering we are to cut of the flowering stalks. So miss seeing you at RHS Chelsea and now have to contend with having my beautiful lilies sent by post. Thank you very much.

Hi Patrick

Hope you are well. Hopefully we will be back at Chelsea next year.

Loraine on the BBC

BBC Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 2021: Episode 1:

Yes cut the lily flower heads off from just below the flower and leave the stem and foliage to die back naturally. This will feed the bulb for the following year. You’ll notice the stem will turn brown and hollow, at this point you can remove it.

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Advice re planting lilies

This question was asked by
Deirdre – 

Hi – I have just had an email saying Claude Shride martagon lily is back in stock. If I buy now (July) would I receive them now or next spring? My second question is, could I plant them up in Autumn if I receive them before next spring?
Many thanks

Hi Deirdre

Our Martagon lily bulbs will not be ready for dispatch until February 2022. You can pre-order them now to avoid disappointment if we sell out.

Martagon Lilies

Claude Shride Martagon Lily (SKU17696)

Claude Shride  Martagon Lily

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Autumn bulbs

This question was asked by
Ruth M

Advice needed
Been given £20 voucher…
I like white and blue alliums… close flowers and a mix of colourful others.

Hi there,
We have a great offer on alliums:

Allium Bulb Collection (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (SKU17627)

Allium Gladiator

Allium Gladiator

But we also have lots of other varieties to choose from with lots of offers available on collections, including tulips, daffodils etc:

AUTUMN PLANTED BULBS

Don’t forget you can use TREAT10 code for 10% off your order! 

Tulip

Tulip Grand Perfection

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