This beautiful, vigorous carpeting bell flower can be grown in light to full shade where it will soon cover a fair area with its pale green evergreen foliage. Sprays of pure white thimbles make a terrific show during spring and early summer. 15cm tall by 50cm wide.
A Lambley exclusive, this new variety has deeper blue than other Caryopteris clones. It makes a compact, well branched small shrub clothed in glossy dark green leaves. During late summer and early autumn it is covered in flowers which attract both butterflies and bees.
A 19th century French hybrid between the deciduous C. americana from eastern U.S.A. and the evergreen C. caeruleus from Mexico. Later to flower than the Californian species it has a long season with us.
This vigorous evergreen shrub, with dark green glossy leaves, has grown 150cm tall by 3 metres wide in my garden where it is planted in a hot dry sunny spot. During late winter and spring large heads of gentian blue flowers make a prolific display.
A dwarf ground covering, frost hardy deciduous perennial with large (for the genus) gentian blue flowers from spring until autumn. The oval green leaves turn flaming scarlet and crimson in late autumn and winter. Sun or light shade.
This is the only perpetual flowering Chrysanthemum I’ve ever grown. From spring until early winter and beyond this plant produces a continual display of small bronze-red flowers. I grew it in pots at the front door last season but it is just as happy in the garden.
Smothered in deep rose flowers, each petal having a maroon blotch, during late spring and early summer this tough evergreen shrub is hardy to hot summers, frosty winters and drought when once established. Happy in any sunny well drained spot. 120cm by 120cm.
We’ve had this growing on a fence for some years now and appreciate it more and more. It produces its deep rich lemon waxy flowers from early summer until autumn. Each flower gives way to a showy silver haired seed heads.
One of the best of the montana group Clematis ‘Elizabeth’ is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. “Slightly scented pale pink flowers with a satin sheen to 6cm in width have pale yellow stamens.” It grows into a vigorous vine and flowers mid spring here at Lambley.
This is one of the best forms of Italian Pencil Pine. It is very narrow in growth and very fast growing. Plants in our new Mediterranean garden have grown 2.5 metres tall in three years and they are already making a strong architectural statement.