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Scarlet Beetle and Fritillarias!

This question was asked by
Brian C

Not a question but an additional piece of advice re the Lily beetle. If you have any fritillarias in your garden, look for the lily beetle on them as soon as they begin to grow. Last year I didn’t and then found some were almost leafless as a result of that damned beetle.

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Yes – Unfortunately the Scarlet beetle likes Fritillarias as well. We advise this on our Care Instructions page for each Fritillaria variety. As you say Brian, keep a look for these pests and try to use the Garlic Spray to keep them at bay. Thanks again.

Loraine Hart

Crown Imperial bulbs

This question was asked by
Mrs. Sylvia Williams

Good evening, I have recived my Lutea & Persica bulbs today. I must say I was completely flabergasted by the size of your bulbs, I honestly was. They are humongous. They are easy triple the size of bulbs I have bought elsewhere which cost more. I will certainly only be buyomgall my future bulbs from you. A great big thank you for superb bulbs at a fantastic price.
Regards…… Sylvia.

You’re very welcome. Thank you for your feedback, it’s always good to hear from a happy customer!

Best wishes
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 🙂