Category Archives: Summer flowers

Begonia tubers

This question was asked by
Jacqui young

I have just received my order if trailing begonia tubers, thankyou fir such a quick service under these circumstances.
I just need to check if I can put them straight into the pots outside.?

Good evening – you’re very welcome.
Yes now the risk of frost has passed you can plant your begonias outside in pots in a nice sunny position.
You can find further instructions on how to plant your begonias on the page below:

Begonia Pendula (Pack of 15 Corms) (SKU17706)

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Keep Positive And Get Out In Your Garden

We hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times and making the most of this glorious weather we are having. We are using this time away from the shows to bring you some videos to watch in the comfort of your own home. We will try and bring you some light-hearted entertainment on how to look after your lilies and other summer flowering bulbs over the coming months. 

Hopefully, with the weather improving now, it’s a great time to spend in the garden! We’re relying more and more on the soothing effect of gardening to
keep us busy and happy. Check out our offers below! 

Happy Gardening! 
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Great planting tips and promotions on lilies

Pat shows us how to:
Plant your Oriental Trumpet lilies in pots. Remember well-drained soil, and cover with 6 inches of soil over the top of the bulbs. 

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Robina-harts10291.html

Plant and protect your Gloriosa Bulbs, special promotion! Buy 3 get 3 FREE!! for £10!

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Gloriosa-Pack-of-3-Bulbs.html

Lily Beetle Repellent

Have you got your Lily Beetle Prevention? These little pests will be starting to come out now, try our fab prevention spray to keep them from destroying your Lily and Fritillaria foliage.

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Lily-Beetle-Prevention.html
Lily Beetle Prevention Spray £6.95

Planting lilies in pots

This question was asked by
Jane Millarini

Can lilies be planted in pots and what type of soil is required?

Yes lilies are great for pots. We suggest a nice gritty multi-purpose compost, add some gravel/grit to the bottom of the pot to allow for good drainage.

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Moving Lilies

This question was asked by
David John Heycock

I have been growing lilies in pots for 3 years, can I now plant them out in the border please?

Yes this is no problem at all. It may be a little late now for this year as they may have started showing signs of growth. It’s probably best to leave it until the Autumn when everything has died back.

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Lily Beetle Spray

This question was asked by
Jean Thompson

When is the best time to start using lily beetle spray?

Start early using your lily beetle spray, I would suggest using it as soon as your lilies start showing through the soil. You may notice them on fritillaria first and this can be as early as March! We use Grazers repellent for Lily Beetle. This is a completely natural spray, very effective and must be used frequently for best results. A plus is it feeds the foliage as well and stimulates growth.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

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Alkaline Soil

This question was asked by
Gemma Holmes

Which lilies are best for alkaline soil?

If you have Alkaline soil then Asiatic lilies are best. Or hybrid lilies are also quite happy in Alkaline soil for example Longiflorum Asiatic lilies, Oriental Trumpet lilies and Martagons lilies.

Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Arabian Night Martagon Lily (SKU17726)

Lily ‘Eyeliner’ (SKU17703)

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Watering Lilies

This question was asked by
Francis Machin

Do lilies need a lot of watering?

Believe it or not lilies can take quite a bit of drought. They really like to be well drained. Unless it’s very hot, then they only need watering once a week. If you are new to growing lilies, we would suggest trying the Oriental Trumpet Lilies to get you going as these are happy in any well-drained soil. Once you’ve started growing lilies, you’ll see how easy they are and you’ll be addicted I’m sure.

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Multicoloured ‘Tree-like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17752)

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Scented lilies

This question was asked by
J. Saunders

How do I choose the lilies that are scented?

Any Oriental Lily has a fragrance, so look at Orientals, Oriental Trumpets Lilies (these are the tree-like lilies) and Roselilies. All these have wonderful perfumes. We find the whiter the lily the more fragrant it is.

Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily ‘Aisha’ (SKU176191)

Lily ‘Proposal’ (SKU176161)

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Growing Lilies in the garden

This question was asked by
A. Sykes

Can you tell me what other summer bulbs I can plant with my lilies?

Hi there,
Most summer bulbs grow well alongside lilies. These include Dahlias, Crinums, Amarines, Gladiolus and Zantedeschia. These will all look lovely planted together in your borders or patio pots.

Summer Splash Mixed Dahlias (Pack of 9 Tubers/Bulbs) (SKU1787011)

Crinum Powelli Alba (Pack of 3) (SKU17916)

Amarine (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU178901)

Mixed Gladiolus (Pack of 26) (SKU178561)

Zantedeschia ‘Memories’ (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU1781712)

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Ordering as a gift for a friend

This question was asked by
P. Barker

I have an account with you ,but I want to send some lily bulbs to a friend . How do I do this on line .
Thanks Pat

If you order as normal online and enter all your details for the payment and Billing address, then you can just change the Shipping address to your friend’s address and she will receive the order.

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