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Discover Our New Lilies For 2019

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New Lilies for 2019

Last Summer we asked you to vote on Facebook for your favourite lily from some potential new varieties for 2019! Well, here they are in order of popularity. All these new lilies are available on our website to order for delivery in February 2019. 

 

Availability of lily stock

This question was asked by
J. Kasperuk

Hello,
just wanted to check if the varieties that are showing as ‘out of stock’ have already been sold out for 2019 or if the site hasnt yet been updated?
thank you

We have updated everything online now. Some items may be Out of Stock for now but they may become available if we get new crops in due course depending on the crop.

Hope that helps.
Loraine Hart

How to plant Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs

This question was asked by
D. Slingsby

I have just received the most magnificent Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs from you and want to make sure they get the right start. How deep should they be planted and how much watering is required before and after planting?

We’re glad you’re happy with your Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs. Aren’t the bulbs just fantastic! You will need to plant the Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs with just the tip of the bulb showing (like how we’ve supplied it in the pot) and they only need to be moderately watered. Do not be tempted to over water them. They will need to planted outside now. Happy planting!

Cardiocrinum Giganteum (SKU17816)
Loraine Hart

Pineapple lily – Eucomis

This question was asked by
Lyn Hall

How do I store the Pineapple lily – Eucomis bulbs over winter?

To protect Eucomis bulbs in the garden over winter we would suggest

covering them with a layer of dry mulch, such as bark or leaf mould. Alternatively, lift the bulbs, dry them off and store in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or shed.

Containers can be brought into a frost-free place in mid Autumn (Oct). You can allow the compost to dry out and the bulbs will become dormant. Remove all the dry and yellowed foliage.

Place back outside and start watering again in late March or April.

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Eucomis-Bicolor-Pack-of-3-Bulbs.html
Loraine Hart

Look out for Lily Beetles!

Now’s the time to start checking your foliage on your lilies and fritillaria for the dreaded scarlett beetle. I’ve just been out in my garden and found 4!! Those little pests were soon removed to prevent them from ruining the leaves of my plants.

We have tips to prevent these beetles from ruining your plants and other care tips on our FAQ page.

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.

Lily & Spring Bulb 2016 Catalogue

You can now download our 2016 Lily and Spring Bulb Catalogue (as a PDF) so you can browse our varieties in comfort before ordering online at www.hartsnursery.co.uk or by post/telephone. We have plenty of Lilies, Martagons and other Spring and Summer flowering bulbs for a garden full of colour year after year.

 If you find it easier, please feel free to print off the downloadable Catalogue below and complete the order form on the inside back page and send it to us by post along with your payment. We accept payment by Card over the phone, Paypal or Cheque.
Please contact us on 07855785540 or email us at enquiries@hartsnursery.co.uk if you have any questions.
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