Dahlia tubers

This question was asked by
Richard P

Hi, I was hoping to order some spring planting dahlias (for summer flowers) to give as a Christmas present, but everywhere seems to want to send them out in the Spring. Is it possible to get a delivery before Christmas? Thanks.

Hi Richard

Unfortunately not, Dahlias are not lifted just yet and won’t be ready until the spring. You can pre-order them for february delivery.

Dahlias

You could always send a Gift Certificate and greeting card if you wanted to send it as a present for someone and they can choose some dahlias for next year.

Gift Certificate and Card by Post (SKU18246)

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Gift card and voucher

This question was asked by
Cathleen B

I live in Australia and would like to give a friend in the Midlands a gift card to buy some bulbs to go with a pot I’ve ordered for Christmas. Is this something I can order?

HI Cathleen

That sounds like a lovely idea. We now have printed gift vouchers with a complementary greeting card which we can post out to your friend for you. All you need to do is enter your friend’s address in the shipping details and let us know if you would like to leave a personal comment for your friend in the Comments box when you check out.

You can find our beautiful cards and vouchers to order here:

Gift Certificate and Card by Post (SKU18246)

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Delivery of Bulbs

This question was asked by
Sue M –

If I order bulbs now when will I get them?

Hi Sue

It depends what you order – if you order autumn planted bulbs then they will be leaving the nursery this week. Usually a 3-5 day turnaround. If not sooner.

If it’s lilies or spring planted bulbs, then these are dispatched in February.

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How big a pot for Allium Globemaster?

This question was asked by
Graham –

Hi just received my order of Allium Globemaster just wondering if they can be planted in pots if so what size would the pot have to be for 3 bulbs
Cheers Graham

HI Graham

Yes they can be planted in pots – ensure there is plenty of drainage, I would suggest planting 3 Allium Globemaster bulbs in a 18″ patio type pot.

Allium Globemaster (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (harts1111)

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How many tulip bulbs for a 5x5ft bed?

This question was asked by
Susan –

I have a raised bed 5ft by 5ft .l would like to plant tulips in the bed for the Spring. How many bulbs do I need to fill the space?

Hi Susan

It really depends on how packed you would like the bed. For a fuller display, I would recommend planting 100-150 tulip bulbs for this area.

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Daffodils for long flowering display

This question was asked by
David B – 

I could do with about 500 bulbs, different varieties, but split across the flowering time, so we get the longest display.

What can you do?

Hi David

We now have a new sear engine on our website where you can filter the varieties by flowering month. So you could enter May and choose which ones you like, then April and so forth.
Narcissi

I would suggest the following:

March Flowering:

Narcissus ‘Replete’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1137121)

Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts113711)

April Flowering:

Narcissus ‘Tahiti’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts11371)

Narcissus ‘My Story’ (Pack of 15 Bulbs) (harts113712212)

May Flowering:

Narcissus ‘Pheasant’s Eye’ (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1150)

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Alliums Need to go in pot (whiskey barrel)

This question was asked by
Debbie W – 

Need help with number of bulbs – don’t want them too tall.
Late spring to Early Summer.
Colours blue purple.

HI Debbie

You mention Alliums for potting up into a Whiskey Barrel – some alliums can be quite tall. I would suggest using our filter search at the top of the Allium page and opting for the Low or Medium Heights. This will then show you all the varieties that are not too tall.

Are you wanted to plant other bulbs as well? You can do this by layering your planting. We have more information on our website on how to layer your planting here.

With regards to the number of bulbs, it really depends on the size of the barrel and the size/height of the bulbs you would like to have. For a more fuller and mixed arrangement, I would advise starting with the following:

1 x Pack of Allium Rosy Dream (10 Bulbs)
1 x Pack of Hyacinth Paul Herman (6 Bulbs)
1 x Pack of Muscari Marleen (20 Bulbs)

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Dwarf tulip to go go with Estella Rynveld

This question was asked by
Eileen R –

I need a dwarf tulip to complement Estella Rynveld. What do you suggest and do you have it in stock?

Hello there

We have the following dwarf tulips that I think would work very well with Estella Rynveld:
Tulip Heart’s Delight (harts11402)
Tulip ‘Concerto’ (harts11401)

Or for a bolder contrast:
Tulip ‘Stresa’ (SKU1762111)

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