When is the best time to purchase begonias?

This question was asked by
Bob L

I purchased begonias from you last year, what a marvellous crop they gave me, they were the talk of the street, this year I don’t want to be slow in getting them !!

Hi Bob

I’m so pleased to hear how good your Begonias were.

If you pre-order them now, they will be dispatched to you in March.


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When and where do I plant my Amarine bulbs

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I was given 3 Amarine bulbs for Christmas, they are still in the paper bag in my house, can you please tell me where to store, when to plant etc.


HI Wendy

Store your Amarine bulbs somewhere cool, dry and frost free and plant them out next month.

The Hart Family

How to store Nerine bowdenii bulbs

This question was asked by
Vanessa Z

How should nerine bowdenii bulbs be stored prior to planting?
I have been given some and it is too cold and wet in my garden to plant them out now.

Keep your Nerines somewhere dry and cool and frost free before planting them out in the Spring.

The Hart Family

Scadoxus bulbs

This question was asked by
Wayne B

Hello. I am looking at your scadoxus bulbs. Can you tell me what 16cm+ bulb size means please, and are these flowering size bulbs.

Many thanks

HI Wayne

It’s the circumference of the bulb. So the Scadoxus bulbs we have are 16cm+ which is top size for these. This means you will benefit from them being more mature and producing a better display the first year compared to smaller, less developed bulbs.

The Hart Family

Flowers for May

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Just wanted some advice as to which lily bulbs are perennial? I was wanting to get a gift for my neighbour of flowers that bloom around May each year as a memory for someone they lost.

Hi Alice

That’s a lovely idea – yes our bulbs are perennial. Lilies do tend to flower a bit later than May though. Have you seen the Lily of the Valley that flower in May? They are gorgeous, have a beautiful perfume and multiply each year.

Convallaria Majalis ‘Lily of the valley’ (Pack of 10) (SKU18066)

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Eucomis Bicolor (pineapple lily)

This question was asked by
– Martin C

Mine are resting for the winter in a greenhouse. Should I cut off the high stem at bulb level or will it die back anyway?

Hi Martin

Leave the stem and foliage to die back naturally. Once it has turned to a brown colour you can remove it all. Eucomis like some protection over winter.

The Hart Family

Availability of Lily Spectator

This question was asked by
– Tony P

I recently ordered some lilies but discovered Lily ‘Spectator’ was out of stock. Will you get more in ready for the Spring planting season?

Unfortunately we haven’t got Lilium Spectator available this year. Have you looked at Solution which is a similar oriental lily.

Lily ‘Solution’ (SKU17804)

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Ordering roselilies

This question was asked by
– Michael R

Trying to order roselilies – Would like 10 pink.

Hi Michael

Which pink Roselily would you like? We have quite a few available to pre-order for Feb delivery.

Have you seen these gorgeous varieties:
Roselily ‘Editha’ (SKU17782)

Roselily ‘Elena’ (SKU17618)

Roselily ‘Isabella’ (SKU17619)

You can find all our Roselilies here:

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NERINE bulb planting & delivery month

This question was asked by
– John

Wanting to order now but not expecting bulbs until early March.

Are these surface planted – with only lower half below surface?

Hi John

Yes that is correct. Nerines will be dispatched in the Spring (you can choose which month from your Basket). They need planting with their necks above ground. Have you seen our Breeder’s Blend – the colours look magnificent together.

Breeder’s Blend of Nerines (SKU17666134444)

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This question was asked by
– Jennifer

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the Muscari bulbs I received the other day. I’d been let down by another company and was running out of time and then a quick Google search led me to you! I’m so impressed by the speed of your service and your excellent prices and will definitely be back next year.
Wishing everyone at the nursery a very happy Christmas and many thanks once again.

Hi Jennifer
Thank you so much for taking the time to email us. We really appreciate it. If you get a mo and wanted to leave us a little review – that would be lovely. Thanks again 🙂

Merry Christmas xx

The Hart Family