Perennials

This question was asked by
Rob

I am widowed and retired, a gardener not……Are there perennials that will appear throughout the year.

All our bulbs are perennials and they will come back each year. Depending on which bulbs you plant will depend on what time of year they will flower. Our website will tell you when each bulb’s flowering period is.

 

Start by looking in the Spring Planted Bulbs and Lilies Categories – these will flower this summer. Then you will need to look at the Autumn Planted Bulbs and these will flower int the Spring.

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How to avoid bulb from rotting

This question was asked by
Fliss T

Hello

As I am new to gardening please could you advise me how to avoid daffodil, tulip and crocus bulbs from rotting when planting in my garden boarders and pots.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you very much.

With Kind Regards

Fliss Tadrous

Hi Fliss

You need to ensure your soil has plenty of drainage. You can add some horticultural grit to your soil to encourage good drainage. But if you have clay soil, then you will need to plant your bulbs in pots and not in the garden. Hope this help.

Tulips planted in pots

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lily carbonero bulbs

This question was asked by
Shahnaz S

Hello,
When are you expecting lily carbonero bulbs?

Thank you
Kind regards,
Mrs Sohail

Hi there,

Unfortunately we won’t have any Lilium Carbonero this year – have you seen Largo? This is a beautiful variety similar to Carbonero.

Lily ‘Carbonero’ (SKU17684)

Lily ‘Largo’ (SKU176841)

Lily Largo

Oriental Trumpet Lily Largo

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Planting Lilies and tulips

This question was asked by
Josh – 

Hi there, I’ve just leased myself an allotment and my wife wants to grow Dow Jones tulips and oriental Stargazer Lilies. How and when do I plant? Thanks

Hi Josh
The tulips need planting after the first frosts this autumn and the lilies will need planting next spring for summer flowering.

Lily ‘Stargazer’ (harts1003)

Tulips

All planting instructions can be found on our product pages online.

Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily

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Iris

This question was asked by
Rose burling – 

Hi  – we bought iris bulbs from Newby Hall and want to buy more but don’t want the same variety. Can you please tell me the 2 varieties we would have bought please. If  I purchase lily bulbs now, will I have to pay p&p for them as they get delivered later thank you

Hi Rose

Yes, there will be a delivery charge for the lilies but if you order your Iris this weekend then you will get free delivery for those with code FREESHIP.

The Iris we had at the Harrogate flower show were Blue Hill and Purple Hill.

Iris

iris

Iris

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The best white allium cultivar?

This question was asked by
Jack Wallington

Hello,
Sorry to bother you, I was just wondering which white globe allium you’d recommend as the best one? I’ve seen some advice that says Mount Everest performs better than White Giant but it’s not very clear.
I’m trying to find the whitest flowers that last the longest.
Thank you
Jack

Hi there,

I would recommend White Giant for being taller and stronger and a an-round-better allium.

Allium White Giant (harts1112113)

Allium White Giant

Allium White Giant

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Planting bulbs

This question was asked by
Jane J

I purchased a large number of bulbs yesterday from your stall at Wisley.
My understanding is that it is best to wait to plant tulip bulbs when it is colder, late October to November. Do you agree?
If so, is it ok to store the bulbs in a dry garage in their sacks and brown paper bags?

Yes – you need to wait until the first frosts as they will kill any virus’s in the soil. You can store your tulips as they are in a cool, dark place like a garage etc. Ensure any rodents can’t get to them.

Tulips

Tulips

Tulipa Pride Mixed

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Hyacinth Gipsy Queen

This question was asked by
John L

Can you plant them in the borders or containers and just leave them without having to dig them up?

Hi there,

Not really, Hyacinths need protecting from the frosts.

Hyacinths

Caring for Hyacinth outdoors in the garden
Blooms should be removed as soon as they shows signs of brown.
Leave the foliage to die back natural.
Bulbs can be lifted as soon as the foliage has died back and stored in a cool, dry place.

Caring for Hyacinths outdoors in containers
Wrap containers with bubble wrap to protect from frost.
Once the flowers have faded, retuned the container to a sheltered spot in the garden.
Bulbs can be lifted as soon as the foliage has died back and stored in a cool, dry place.

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Alliums

This question was asked by
Joanna H

Hi

I am looking for Allium Angulosum Summer Beauty bulbs – I can’t see these on your website. Could you tell me what you have that would be the closest match – I would like to plant them in clusters at the front of the border.

Thanks

Jo

Sorry this isn’t one we stock I’m afraid. The closest we have is Allium Millenium that’s a bulbous root that can be planted in clusters.

Allium Millenium (harts11141)

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