Tag Archives: Winter

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs)

This question was asked by
Jams Hale

What type of potting soli do I require for these bulbs. I have planted these previously in leaf mould grit and compost in equal proportions
Could you suggest the best medium for potted bulbs I can stand outside in protective situation.
Many thanks
James

Hi there,

I would suggest using John Innes No. 3 with plenty of sand or grit for the drainage.

Eucomis Bicolor (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU17673)

Best wishes
Loraine Hart

Advice on preparing lilies for overwintering

This question was asked by
Frances

Hi there,

I bought a couple of lily collections from you last year at the Wisley flower show – they’ve made a fantastic display in the garden this year. Thank you.

This has been my first experience with growing lilies and I am a little confused now with how far to cut them back in preparation for winter.

I have read lots of advice about pruning the seed heads and “allowing the foliage to die back naturally” but once the foliage has begun to turn brown, how much of the main stem or stalk should be cut back?

Hope you can help.

Hi there,

When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally as you say. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems become hollow and brown. Once this has happened, you can cut the stem back to the service or leave about an inch of stem.

https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Care-and-Planting-Guide.html

Kind regards
Loraine Hart