This beautiful groundcover has a vigorous suckering habit so is best planted on its own in difficult dry shady spots. It is far too rampant for mixed garden beds. Lime green flower heads are produced on 20cm tall stems clothed in fine blue-grey cypress like leaves.
This new Lambley bred Euphorbia has a neat dwarf habit with abundant lime green flower heads opening from reddish buds. It will be happy in any sunny or lightly shaded spot. Drought tolerant when once established. 30cm tall by as much across.
This Lambley introduction is one of the finest variegated Euphorbias. Very different in effect from E. ‘Tassie Tiger’, E. ‘Ascot Rainbow’, has soft gold and blue-green leaves with red and pink tonings during cold weather.
This is one of the best groundcovers for dry shade where it will make suckering 40 cm tall evergreen stems clothed in handsome blue-green foliage. During spring the whole is covered by heads of lime green flowers.
This is the best dwarf Forsythia which only grows 120cm tall by as much across. During early spring it produces a mass of lemon-yellow open bells so abundantly that you can barely see the stem for flowers. During autumn the foliage turns burgundy chocolate.
There are few shrubs which brighten the late winter landscape better than Forsythias. F. ‘Lynwood Gold’ covers all its branches with very large deep canary yellow flowers. A tough shrub wanting a sunny position and needing very little supplementary water.
One of the easiest of the northern hemisphere geraniums to grow with excellent vigour and disease resistance. When in full glory, during spring and early summer, this is one of the most telling of all the cranesbills.
I’ve got a soft spot for any plant called Cedric Morris, that gentle English artist and gardener. G. sanguineum takes our hot summers better than most of the northern hemisphere geraniums. The round iridescent magenta flowers of this clone are larger than the type.
A small growing grass long associated with the aesthetic of Japanese gardens. Ideal for a shady spot, which gets morning sun and isn’t allowed to dry out, or for planting in a pot in light shade. It makes a graceful plant with fine arching golden-yellow leaves.
A newly imported evergreen making a neat, tidy shrub well clothed with silver leaves. Small lemon yellow flowers are held in clusters above the foliage mound during summer and autumn. A tough, sun loving, drought tolerant plant.
Clouds of rose-pink bells are held on stiff 40cm tall stems over evergreen mounds of silver sheened plum veined leaves. More tolerant of drier conditions than many of its kin it will still need watering regualary during dry periods. Best planted in a lightly shaded spot.
This lovely shade loving perennial is grown as much for its beautiful fragrant flowers as for its large, handsome, glossy green heart shaped leaves. It can be grown in the garden but Hostas seem to do much better when grown in pots in Australia.
Bred in the magical city of Kyoto ‘Forever’ has magical double flowers, soft pink or soft blue depending on soil acidity. ‘Forever’ will flower from mid-spring until late summer. It is dwarf in growth habit making it suitable for small gardens and pots. Best in light shade.
This native grass selection is a rampant, weed suppressor for soil erosion work, roadside plantings, slopes and median strips. It is far too vigorous for ordinary garden use as it will overwhelm any other plant.
‘Echo Mango’ has been selected for dwarf habit and repeat blooming nature. Rich apricot torches are carried on 80cm tall stems over neat grassy foliage from mid spring until autumn if regularly dead headed.
The Echo in its name refers to this plant’s repeat flowering habit. 90cm tall stems carry deep coral-red buds opening to softer coral with flower scapes measuring nearly 20cm. If dead headed regularly it will flower from late spring until mid-autumn.
This new red hot poker produces rich coral-red flowers on strong 80cm tall stems for most of the warmer months. The narrow foliage is dark green and makes arching clumps. Tough and drought tolerant when once established.
Intense true blue flowers smother the mat of dark green leaves during spring. Intolerant of soils with a high pH it will grow happily in any other sunny, well drained, humus rich spot and, at least here at Lambley, it tolerates drought pretty well. 20cm x 60cm.
I was given this marvellous plant by the late Pat Bowley who created a beautiful garden near Bowral in NSW. Its stems are covered in beautiful fingered silky leaves. Each stem branches several times and the top of each branch holds a blue and white lupin.
This rarely offered dwarfing cultivar makes a 60cm tall tussock of narrow arching leaves and during summer 100cm tall flowering stems produce coppery gold feathers. Good reddish foliage in autumn. 100cm x 80cm.