Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

David Glenn's Garden Notes

Garden Notes From 2020

Waterlilies are best planted in 20 or 30cm pots to control their growth. Place a couple of sheets of newspaper into the bottom of the pot to stop soil leaching out. Holding the waterlily rhizome in the centre of the pot you should then three quarters fill the pot with heavy soil. Read more about Waterlily Cultivation

Yet another harvest of Corn Salad this morning; perhaps our most delicious winter green.

World's Simplest Recipe: Read more about Corn Salad Recipe

Time to sow tomato seed Half a century ago I knew this old Melbourne gardener who prided himself on his ability to grow and pick a decent crop of ripe tomatoes by Christmas. No mean feat in Melbourne. He didn’t have any fancy pants propagating systems. During late winter he sowed 2 or 3 tomato seeds 5mm deep in each of half a dozen 7.5cm well watered pots. Read more about Time to Sow Tomato Seed

“Why can’t I grow rhubarb like that?” This is a question we often hear when visitors see our rhubarb patch. From a dozen plants we can pick 6 or more bunches of rhubarb every week for most weeks in the year. So this is how we grow rhubarb at Lambley. Read more about Growing Rhubarb

Just before the Coronavirus restrictions came into force Criss and I drove down to Lorne, a town on the Great Ocean Road, to have a picnic on the foreshore. On the way back we visited Country Dahlias as we do most years during early autumn. Read more about The Country Dahlia Nursery

Anthemis ‘E. C. Buxton

“Anthemis ‘E. C. Buxton’ is cool lemon-yellow, invaluable in the garden and for picking. This variety stands out as the most useful and admirable of all the (very few) light yellow summer-flowering plants, and a summer border without it is difficult to conceive.”
G.S. Thomas: Perennial Garden Plants (1976) Read more about Anthemis ‘E. C. Buxton’

Spinach 'Black Glove'

One of the best, if not the best, cool weather spinach I’ve grown is ‘Black Glove’. It’s quick to grow, easy to harvest and silky to eat. ‘Black Glove’ has been bred especially for mid to late autumn, winter and early spring sowing. Great as a baby leaf it is equally equally good when harvested as a full size bunching spinach. Read more about One of the best vegetables

Garden Notes From 2019

Aster frikartii 'Monch'

“Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ is not only the finest perennial aster; it is one of the six best plants, and should be in every garden.” G.S. Read more about Aster x frikartii

Wandering through the garden to check for any damage caused by a very windy, wet August night I saw that one of the Californian lilacs was already in full bloom. Ceanothus arboreus ‘Trewithen Blue’ makes an evergreen small tree growing, with us, up to 5 metres tall. Its 12cm long, fragrant, powder blue flower panicles are displayed from August until early October. Read more about Storm Damage

I’ve had just taken my first walk around the garden in early July after a week’s spell inside sitting in front of an open fire nursing a heavy cold.

A week ago there was very little in flower but as the song goes “What a difference a week makes.” Read more about Winter Bulbs: What a difference a week makes

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