Zelmira Oriental Trumpet Lily Bulbs

This question was asked by
A. Thrush

Thank you for my recent parcel of Lilies , you very kindly sent me an extra pack of Lilies which are called Zelmira – I cannot find them on your website – could you let me know what colour they are?
Many thanks again for your excellent service.
Regards
Angie

Hi Angie

I have just added this stunning Lily to our website.
Zelmira Oriental Trumpet Lily is a stunning peachy orange with yellow in the middle of each petal. We hope you enjoy your lily bulbs.
Zelmira (SKU17880)
Loraine Hart

Which soil type for Tree lily bulbs

This question was asked by
R. Fleckner

Will my Lily bulbs grow in a fairly heavy soil and without ericaceous compost. The border was composted thoroughly a month ago.
I ask because I’ve never grown lily bulbs before!

Good news, Tree-like lily bulbs are happy in any soil type as long as it is free-draining. These gorgeous lilies don’t like to get waterlogged. Hope that helps.

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

Growing Lilies in Pots


Growing lilies in pots is a great way to add a pop of colour to your gardens. You can then choose to keep them in their pots or replant them into your flower beds throughout the growing season.
For best results put your pots in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight throughout the day and ensure the soil is well drained. Lilies don’t like standing in water! In fact, you only need to keep them moist, sometimes water every few days, meaning in rainy periods you may not have to water them much at all.
Dwarf lilies/Pot Lilies and other short stemmed lilies tend to be popular as pot choices as they fill out with flowers. If you want taller plants, AsiaticsOrientals and Trumpet lilies can grow nice and tall with an abundance of flowers on the top. Just check the height of each variety as they can vary. Our website gives you the average height for each lily.
Ensure your pot is big and heavy enough as some varieties can become tall with lots of flower heads, this will prevent them from falling over from strong winds. You can add rocks or pieces of broken pots to the bottom to help with your drainage . If you don’t have sufficient drainage in your pots your plants could rot. Once your lilies have flowered and died back ready for their cold-dormant stage through-out the winter months, it’s a good idea to tilt your pots on their side to prevent waterlog. More advice can be found on our website.

Some tips for our Lily Lovers!

Hi Lily Lovers!

Hopefully everyone has had beautiful lilies this year in their garden. The ‘Tree-like lilies‘ have been fantastic, there are so many new varieties. The perfume isNew lilies banner wonderful. These extremely tall lilies tower above the shrubs in borders with sturdy stems and an abundance of blooms.

So, if your lilies have bloomed, now is the time to dead head them. Cut just below the last bloom leaving the stem to die back completely, this feeds the bulb for the following year making the bulb bigger, producing more blooms. Wait until the autumn to repot. Lilies should be re potted every three years. The little bulblets you find can also be potted to produce blooms in a few years time! Remember to keep your lilies well drained over winter. This is really important or they will rot. Tip pots on their side or place them on a couple of house bricks. We have more tips on planting and looking after your lilies here including how to keep those pesky Lily Beetles away!

We have some fabulous new varieties for next year, especially ‘Roselilies‘. These beautiful double varieties are highly scented and have no pollen. They will soon be added to our website, so please check back and order for February delivery.

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Don’t forget it will soon be time to plant your spring flowering bulbs. These are also on our website. We have
some stunning varieties of Tulips but if you want height, Alliums are a must!

Lastly we are at the ‘Shrewsbury Flower Show‘ this weekend (Friday 12th to Saturday 13th August). So if you are coming, we will see you there!

Happy Gardening!
The ‘Hart Team’

The show season is upon us…

That’s right, we are back travelling the UK for the show season. We have already been to Wisley and Suffolk this year and next week we are off to Cardiff for the RHS Flower Show Cardiff. The shows are a great day out with plenty of things to see, places to eat and of course, to purchase all your gardening needs. We will be exhibiting our display of Lilies at many of the shows and you can purchase our Lily bulbs from our ‘pick n mix’ style of shop. Look out for our show offers!!  We will also have many other favourite Summer flowering and Spring flowering bulbs available including some unusual varieties. See you at the shows!!
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Planning ahead

You may be thinking that Summer has only just arrived and we really haven’t seen much of it so far. But unfortunately, Autumn will be upon us before we know it and that’s when you need to start thinking about your garden for the following Spring… Yes! I said Spring, 2016!! Seems a long way off but if you want your garden to look full of colour and packed with your favourite flowers then thinking ahead and planting your bulbs in the Autumn is what you need to do. If you’re not an experienced gardener, that’s not a problem as we provide growing and planting instructions on most varieties on our website at www.hartsnursery.co.uk.
Have you thought about your colour scheme for your garden or the height of the flowers you would like? Or do you need to know what flowers grow best in what conditions? Some prefer sunnier positions and some like growing in the shade. Perhaps your garden has an Alkaline or Acidic Soil? If so, our website can advise on this or you can just drop us an email at info@hartsnursery.co.uk and ask us! We are happy to help!
We have some great offers on Spring bulbs this year with many new collections being added to our website to make the decision-making easier. We’ve grouped certain varieties together based on what we think complement each other at a special offer price! Check out our fabulous offers on Alliums too!! It seems these majestic, pom-pom like flowers are not only attracting the bees as we’ve noticed that Alliums have been super popular this year! There’s plenty of new varieties for you to choose from.
Autumn is also the time to plant your Martagon Lily Bulbs. Now, these spectacular species grow well in woodland type gardens and especially well in dappled shade in a humus-rich, Alkaline soil. Another great feature about these Lilies is that they naturalize really well and are long-lived and particularly hardy! Again, we have some amazing new varieties for you to choose from on our website. Order now to avoid disappointment as we have limited stock!

Happy planning and planting from hartsnursery.co.uk