Welcome to the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia Inc.

The Society normally meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in The Village Well Community Centre at 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate, 5154.

From City:-
Take the Stirling freeway exit and continue through Stirling to Aldgate. Go straight through the roundabout, past the CFS Station on the left and The Village Well is on the right as you go up the hill. (See Google map at the bottom of this page)

We have a number of experts amongst our members who are more than willing to pass on advice for gardeners who are trying to grow a range of bulb species. These include not only Liliums, but many rare species not normally grown in Australia.

Scilla monanthus_

Scilla monanthus just after bud-burst

Scilla monanthus

Scilla monanthus one day later

Scilla monanthus

Scilla monanthus two days later. This image was uploaded on August 16th.
Note that the petal and anther colour has steadily faded over the blooming period. Even at this stage, the colour varied quite significantly after only only a few minutes in bright sunlight!

Winter is here now, and here we have some beautiful miniatures to brighten your days!

In our garden at Strathalbyn, these beautiful little bulbs tend to be grown in pots. The pots can be moved around for optimum rainfall and sunlight as necessary.

Most of the flowers below aren't much larger than 20mm across, and some are on ridiculously long scapes, and so appreciate being kept out of strong wind.

The delicate little Scilla below shows off it's visiting small ants!
Wurmbea dioica

Wurmbea dioica

Scilla Bifolia

Scilla bifolia

Wurmbea stricta

Wurmbea stricta

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Chamaescilla corymbosa




(below) Scilla bifolia with early morning dew on August 17th.

Scilla bifolia
And so, the year continues to pass - the winter rains have come, and are still coming (we had a beautiful clear sky this morning, but by early evening, heavy rain!
That means that the weeds continue to grow, (as does the compost heap - almost as tall as me!), and we have the wild bulb control (oxalis) brigade still working furiously!
But with all this, the much appreciated and very extensive Narcissus family begins to poke through the soil. Hardly a day goes by when we don't have a new friendly face appear for another year, still covered in morning dew.
Our Bulb Subcommittee members have provided us with glimpses into their gardens, with a snapshot of many of the varieties that they're growing. Many are already blooming, and some of the the photographs below were shot last season.
Click HERE to see many more on another page (because we're showing you over 50 images, the page may be a little slow to load!)
Site last updated August 27 2021

Welcome to the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia Inc.


The Society normally meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in The Village Well Community Centre at 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate, 5154.
From City:
Take the Stirling freeway exit and continue through Stirling to Aldgate. Go straight through the roundabout, past the CFS Station on the left and The Village Well is on the right as you go up the hill. (See Google map at the bottom of this page)

We have a number of experts amongst our members who are more than willing to pass on advice for gardeners who are trying to grow a range of bulb species. These include not only Liliums, but many rare species not normally grown in Australia.
Winter is here now, and here we have some beautiful miniatures to brighten your days!

In our garden at Strathalbyn, these beautiful little bulbs tend to be grown in pots. The pots can be moved around for optimum rainfall and sunlight as necessary.

Most of the flowers below aren't much larger than 20mm across, and some are on ridiculously long scapes, and so appreciate being kept out of strong wind.
Our Bulb Subcommittee members have provided us with glimpses into their gardens, with a snapshot of many of the varieties that they're growing. Many are already blooming, and some of the the photographs below were shot last season.
Click HERE to see many more Narcissi on another page (because we're showing you over 50 images, the page may be a little slow to load!)
Scilla monanthus_

Scilla monanthus just after bud-burst

Scilla monanthus

Scilla monanthus one day later

Scilla monanthus

Scilla monanthus two days later
Note that the petal and anther colour has steadily faded over the blooming period. Even at this stage, the colour varied quite significantly after only only a few minutes in bright sunlight!

Wurmbea dioica

Wurmbea dioica

Stacks Image 246474

Scilla bifolia

Wurmbea stricta

Wurmbea stricta


Chamaescilla corymbosa

Chamaescilla corymbosa

Scilla bifolia

Scilla bifolia with early morning dew on August 17th.

And so, the year continues to pass - the winter rains have come, and are still coming (we had a beautiful clear sky this morning, but by early evening, heavy rain!
That means that the weeds continue to grow, (as does the compost heap - almost as tall as me!), and we have the wild bulb control (oxalis) brigade still working furiously!
But with all this, the much appreciated and very extensive Narcissus family begins to poke through the soil. Hardly a day goes by when we don't have a new friendly face appear for another year, still covered in morning dew.
Our Bulb Subcommittee members have provided us with glimpses into their gardens, with a snapshot of many of the varieties that they're growing. Many are already blooming, and some of the the photographs below were shot last season.
Click HERE to see many more on another page (because we're showing you over 50 images, the page may be a little slow to load!)
Site last updated August 27 2021