My Mum had Nerines in a vibrant pink, which I would like to grow in my garden, to remind me of her. The colour had no hint of purple or red, and is wasn’t a pale pink. I can’t tell the shade of pink from the bulb packets on your website. From images on the internet, the nearest I can find is Nerine Bowdenii Isabel.
All the best
Hi – is it Nerine Bowdenii, this is the most popular Nerine we have. A very vibrant pink.
I have just received delivery of my bulbs like to say thank you.
I am going to plant them in pots today the size of my pots are 35cm wide 43cm deep how many bulbs do I need to put in to get a good show for summer.
I have ordered some Lillies from you and intend to plant them in containers so I can move them if and when I need to….
Can you kindly offer some advice about depth of planting, distance of planting in one container and ideal sites for Lillies?
You can find all planting instructions on our website. There’s a section at the bottom of each lily variety that will tell you which soil is best etc.
As a general rule of thumb when planting lilies in pots, we advise:
Planting 3 bulbs in a 14″ ‘patio type’ pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost. We recommend mixing equal parts John Innes No.3 and an Ericaceous compost.
Plant the bulbs pointy end up with 6″ of soil above them.
I have just received some begonia tubers from you. Can you advise me what you recommend to plant these in pots
Double Begonia Tubers are ideal for containers, pots or tubs.
Begonias like a well-drained but moist compost in a sunny position. We advise planting 3 x tubers into an average hanging basket or pot.
Position the Begonia tubers just below the compost surface with the ‘hole’ of the tuber facing up approx 2.5cm deep.
Space your tubers about 2cm apart.
Feed and water Begonia plants frequently throughout the growing season. Take care not to over water.
Deadhead faded flower heads regularly, this will encourage new growth for longer.
Hi, could you tell me which are the best lillies to plant in flower beds in full sun and not fantastic soil. Thanks Caroline
Do you know whether your soil is Acidic or Alkaline and when you say ‘not fantastic soil’, is it free-draining? As long as it isn’t clay soil, then Oriental Trumpets will be fine. OT lilies are happy in any well-drained soil. They can get quite tall though (up to 6′), hence the common name Tree lilies. So if you are looking for something a little shorter and unsure of your soil type then maybe try a Longiflorum Asiatic Lily or a Longiflorum Oriental Lily.