I want to plant up an old metal coal scuttle measuring 16in x 12in x 10 in deep with white lilies. Can you please advise how many bulbs I would need and the best variety to choose? I am thinking along the lines of keeping to white but am open to the possibility of introducing perhaps pink. I like My Wedding and Leona but would welcome your comments. A lighter fragrance would be my first preference
I would recommend having maybe 6 lilies within this space. My Wedding and Leona are both stunning varieties and will produce a lovely scent for you. If you are after a slight hint of colour, perhaps mix them with Roselily Kendra as this has a subtle pink edging to it which is simply stunning!
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.
Roselilies need an acidic soil, but you say plant them in a multi-purpose compost if planting in pots. Please can you clarify this for me?
Yes Roselilies do prefer an acidic soil if planting in the garden. However, for planting your lily bulbs in pots we do recommend a Multi-purpose Compost mixed with John Innes No.3 but if you have an ericaceous compost then that’s fine too!
We advise using this mix of Multi-purpose compost and John Innes No.3 for planting your lilies in pots as the Multi-purpose compost contains natural plant feed and nutrients to encourage strong growth of your lilies and it is weed free. The John Innes No.3 is ideal for your lily bulbs as it is loamy and free-draining but heavy enough to give pots stability. If you are planting with an ericaceous compost, then just ensure you have plenty of drainage for your lily bulbs. Hope this helps.
Does the oriental Roseliliy Natalia need Sun and, if it does, how much sun per day?
Thanks for this question!
Roselilies, like all lilies, do like some sun throughout the day but can tolerate partial shade as well. For best results, roselilies/lilies need six to eight hours of sunlight a day. If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun and may fall over.
Hi, I am looking to order some rose-lilies on line. Last year I bought Rose-lily- Kendra bulbs at Chelsea (and Isabella as well). Can I buy Kendra on line? If not any recommendation for a replacement?
Both lilies were stunning last year.
Roselilies are stunning aren’t they? We have plenty of Roselilies to choose from online. Please visit https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Roselily-Series/ . I have added Roselily Kendra online for you to order, we also have Roselily Natalia and Roselily Roberta which are similar in colour, white with a splash of pale pink. Just gorgeous!