We are hoping this year will be as exceptional as 2019 was for us. We received Gold Medals at every show in the floral marquee… that’s a total of 10 shiny Gold Medalsfor 2019! We also achieved 5 Star awards for all of our 8 Plant Village Exhibits including the Best Exhibit at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show. At the beginning of 2019, we were awarded the ‘Lawrence Trophy’ and the ‘Mrs. T E Rivis Prize’ for our cut flower display at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018. And to add the icing on the cake, the most prestigious award for us was the coveted ‘Presidents Award’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, which was so overwhelming and unexpected! The year finished with a feature on the BBC’s Gardeners World about our nursery and exhibit at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. Here’s hoping that 2020 will be as successful as last year! Judging by the amazing new varieties we have for this year, it could well be!
So it’s the start of a new gardening year and it’s now time to start thinking about planting summer flowering bulbs, especially our highly-awarded ‘Lilies‘. Our new lilies will be added to our website soon so please check back …
I am looking for tree lillies that have a long flowering period and are reasonably tall in height. What varieties would you recommend?
All the tree lilies will flower about the same length of time. I would recommend the Conca D’or Lily for a good strong, all-round lily. However, our Tree Lily collection is very good value for money and contains 4 different varieties:
I am interested in purchasing one of your lily tree collections. I want to plant these in pots and I note you suggest 3 to a 10″ pot. Can you put 4 into a 16″ pot? Also, if I was to order these now, I realise they wouldn’t come until Feb. so wondering if, paying by card, you would deduct this from my card straight away or leave it until a bit nearer to delivery. Many thanks
So sorry for the delay in replying. I must have missed this question. Yes 4 bulbs to a 16″ pot is absolutely fine. Payment is taken upon order.
Dear Harts Nursery
I have previously bought Kathinka roselilies from you. I see you are out of stock at present, but I wonder if I could order some more and collect them from you at the Malvern Flower Show (as I did previously)?
Unfortunately, Kathinka is not available at the moment. However, have you looked at My Wedding, Monica or Pamela, these are both stunning White Double Oriental Lilies. We also have many others doubles available here: https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Roselily-Series/
Last Summer we asked you to vote on Facebook for your favourite lily from some potential new varieties for 2019! Well, here they are in order of popularity. All these new lilies are available on our website to order for delivery in February 2019.
Can I grow lilies in a large, airy greenhouse. I have a soil bed and large tubs.
Yes growing your lily bulbs in your greenhouse will be absolutely fine. We get great results from growing our lilies under glass. We use all our lilies to exhibit at the RHS Flower shows including the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We just advise on checking which soil you will need for the lily bulb varieties you have. The tree-like lilies (oriental trumpets) are happy in any soil.
Thank you for my recent parcel of Lilies , you very kindly sent me an extra pack of Lilies which are called Zelmira – I cannot find them on your website – could you let me know what colour they are?
Many thanks again for your excellent service.
I have just added this stunning Lily to our website.
Zelmira Oriental Trumpet Lily is a stunning peachy orange with yellow in the middle of each petal. We hope you enjoy your lily bulbs.
Hi, I have received the above order following the order placed at Wisley flower show – Cali,Pontiac and Dalian.
However I don’t know what type of lily these are as only one appears on your website. We have alkaline soil and if they require ericaceous soil I need to know so I can grow them in pots.
That’s a rather good question as 2 of these varieties were only available to purchase from us at the Show as we have a limited stock so they aren’t available online. All 3 varieties will require an ericaceous soil, we recommend mixing (50/50) a multipurpose compost with John Innes No.3 for best results. Just so you know, Lilium Cali is a Longiflorum Oriental Hybrid; Lilium Pontiac is an Oriential Trumpet and as you’ve probably seen on our website, Lilium Dalian is also an Oriental Trumpet Lily. The Oriental Trumpet Lilies are quite happy to be planted in either Alkaline or Acidic soils but we’d recommend the mix I’ve mentioned above for pots. Hope this helps!