Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
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Lambley Winter/Spring Flowering Bulbs - ALL

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Delivery will commence from the second week of March

 Due to the delay, bulb orders cannot be combined with plant orders

 

 

 

Allium

This year we are again releasing a selection of stunning Alliums we have imported from Northern Europe. These are good strong vigorous bulbs ready for flowering. They want only a sunny spot in a region of warm dry summers and cold, frosty winters.

Babiana

Crocus

Delivery will commence from the second week of March

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The following Crocus vary in flowering time from July until early September. We have planted them under perennials such as Salvia nemorosa and Origanum cultivars which are cut to the ground during late autumn. All the following are easy to accomodate and have the same cultivation needs. Plant the bulbs in a sunny spot about 5cm. below soil level in well drained soil. They probably will not be happy close to the coast nor in subtropical areas.

Crocus chrysanthus
The cultivars of this species are amongst the most handsome of all Crocus. They are also very long flowering giving a good month’s display here at Lambley. Earlier flowering than the Dutch bred C. vernus hybrids they have a more pleasing form and beautiful markings.

Crocus sieberi is an easy species to grow and we have some large patches of it in the dry garden where they freely multiply and flower in the late winter and early spring.

These have giant flowers almost as big as tulips. They flower late winter and early spring and will cope with more summer watering than most other crocus although they grow happily in dry conditions. They all make good pot plants and can be brought inside when they start to flower.

Crocus

Winter would not be the same here without the flowers of this wonderful, easily grown crocus. Brian Matthews, in his monograph The Crocus, writes “In parts of Montenegro and Hercigovina I have seen it growing so thickly as to colour the woodlands, like English bluebells.” I grow it in the dry garden under salvias and toad flax which are cut to the ground in May. This crocus flowers in July. It self sows in the garden and as it flowers in three years from seed it soon makes a decent show, especially as the bulbs increase freely. Over the years European gardeners have selected some different forms.

Iris

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These are amongst the most beautiful of all winter flowering bulbs. They are easy to grow as long as a few important rules are followed. They need to be planted in a well drained spot which gets all the winter sun. The soil should be prepared well with plenty of dolomite or ground garden lime added as these Iris don’t enjoy excessively acid soils. I plant the bulbs between 12 and 15 cm deep. The soil should be kept dry during summer. Whilst these Iris are beautiful in pots the first year you receive them after that they need to be planted in the garden. None of this will seem too much trouble when you see these jewels flowering on 15cm tall stems during the depths of winter taking frost, wind rain and snow in their stride.

Muscari

Narcissus

 

Delivery will commence from the second week of March

 Due to the delay, bulb orders cannot be combined with plant orders

 

 

 

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