Category Archives: Spring Bulbs

Growing Spring flowers indoors

This question was asked by
C. Towell

Mini Tulip Giuseppe Verdi, would these bulbs be suitable for growing indoors in a large bowl? If not, could you recommend some spring bulbs that are. Many thanks

You can plant the Guiseppe Verdi tulips outside in a pot/container and then bring them inside once they are flowering.

The other bulbs we would recommend for indoor flowering and this would be in time for Christmas would be Hyacinths and Amaryllis (Amaryllis bulbs are due online soon).

Hyacinth Delft Blue (Pack of 6) (SKU17938)

Hyacinth Pink Pearl (Pack of 6) (SKU179381)

Hyacinth White Pearl (Pack of 6) (SKU1793811)

 

Shows, shows and more shows…

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Well we had a blast at the Harrogate Flower Show, even with the rain! It’s all over now until the Spring show 2018!

We’re now over in Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships with a our faithful Mascot ‘Daisy the Cow’. Daisy travels everywhere with us. If you spot her on your travels when visiting our stands, do take a photo and send it over to us on Facebook #SpotDaisy

Next we are exhibiting at the RHS Malvern Flower Show for all your spring flowering bulb needs. We have some great Hyacinth bulbs that have been prepared to have indoors for Christmas or just plant them in your garden (or pots on your patio) for a lovely burst of colour in the spring.

Hyacinthus Jan Bos im Topf

Don’t forget we have all our Spring bulbs available online to order now and we will be starting to dispatch at the end September!

 

 

Tulips and flowering times.

This question was asked by
Gill

Can you recommend a White or Yellow Tulip that will flower at the same time as Queen of the Night(the Black Tulips I already have). I wondered about Angels Wish? Thanks

Hi there,

Yes Angel’s Wish is a good choice to flower at the same time as Queen of Night Tulips.

Angels Wish (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (SKU17633)

Queen of Night (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1118)

kind regards
Loraine Hart

Start of Autumn…

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Autumn and what to plant

The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing colour – all signs that summer is drawing to a close. But when does autumn actually start? Well it’s the 1st September if you go by the meteorological calendar or 23rd September based on the Astronimical calendar. If, like us, you’re wondering what the difference is, the meteorological calendar is more simplified and splits up the four seasons into three month blocks and the Astronomers base the date of the seasons upon autumnal equinox, when night and day are roughly equal length. So either way, Autumn is upon us! And its time to start thinking about your Spring garden as our glorious spring flowers like to be planted throughout the Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov).

Here’s a little break down of what you can plant this Autumn to have some colour in your garden month by month:

January-February: CrocusSnowdrops, 

February-March: Narcissus,  Leucojum Aestivum

 

March-April: Tulips,  Cyclamen,  Puschkinia, Anemone Blanda, Chinodoxa,
Erythronium Pagoda

April- May: FritillariaHyacinthoides Non-Scripta ‘Blue Bells’, Alliums

May +: CamassiaEremurus

Martagon Lilies

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We now have our stunning Martagons available to order as well. With a few new varieties to choose from. Our Martagons will also be dispatched in the Autumn for planting throughout the months of Sept, Oct and Nov. Martagons are ideal for woodland type gardens. These special Lilies grow especially well in dappled shade in Humus-rich, Alkaline soil. They naturalize really well and are long lived and hardy.

 

Happy Gardening!
Harts Nursery 🙂

 

 

 

 

At the RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2017

We had a glorious sunny weekend at RHS Cardiff last week, and wanted to share some photos of our outside display, the before and after. Jonathan prepared the outside garden display and selling area while Loraine and Pat were inside with the lily display.
We’ve also had a busy week with online sales as BBC Gardeners’ World featured our gizmo lily bulbs (pictured in bloom below) on Friday night’s episode. If you want to snap some of these up before they’re gone, you better be quick! You can find them for sale online in our shop.
Not only are we busy with the mail order, we are now preparing for the Harrogate flower show which is on next week. We have 3 stands there. No rest for us now that it’s show season! We hope to see some of you there.

Getting Ready for RHS Cardiff Flower Show

RHS Cardiff Flower Show preparations have been well and truly underway in our nursery, for both the show plants and the flowers we are bringing to sell. Here’s a little peak behind the scenes on our nursery floor.

We hope to see some of you at the show this weekend, it’s on from the 7th until the 9th April. You can find us in the Floral Marquee as well as outside with a garden display. There will be plenty of garden talks, and of course flowers for sale to get your Summer garden started.

A trolley full of daffodils ready to go to their new homes.

Don’t forget it’s Easter soon! Flowers make excellent gifts, or if you’re really undecided we have gift vouchers so your friends and family can choose their own bulbs.

Reserve your spring bulbs now!

Need to update your Spring garden?

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Carnival De Nice Tulips          Pack of 20 Bulbs – £7.50

Now’s the time to get ahead of the game and order your favourite spring flowering bulbs. We have a large variety of Tulips, Alliums, Eremurus, Fritillaria and Daffodils as well as the ever popular Madonna Lily (Lilium Candidum) plus many more bulbs that will transform anyone’s garden. Please check out our website and reserve your bulbs now. We will then send them to you in the Autumn (Sept 2016) ready for you to plant straight away.

 

Order at www.hartsnursery.co.uk

Lillium candidum

Madonna Lily                                        Pack of 3 Bulbs – £10

 

 

The show season is upon us…

That’s right, we are back travelling the UK for the show season. We have already been to Wisley and Suffolk this year and next week we are off to Cardiff for the RHS Flower Show Cardiff. The shows are a great day out with plenty of things to see, places to eat and of course, to purchase all your gardening needs. We will be exhibiting our display of Lilies at many of the shows and you can purchase our Lily bulbs from our ‘pick n mix’ style of shop. Look out for our show offers!!  We will also have many other favourite Summer flowering and Spring flowering bulbs available including some unusual varieties. See you at the shows!!

Click here to see some of the shows will be exhibiting at this year.11937449_10153684854960337_5856233970361212616_n