Six on Saturday 3/11

I missed last week’s SOS because I was doing a course – missed catching up on all the exciting links from across the globe.  I’m guessing that everyone’s gardens have changed no end as the seasons ramp up.

Here in the far southern hemisphere in Tasmania, I’ve also been MIA from my coastal garden for two weeks and in that time, we’ve had precious little rain, howling gales and the swift denouement of spring. I returned to tea-tree tripods flat on the ground, a huge flush of roses on the veggie garden fence, potato off-shoots going wild in the veggie garden, the berry house needing much more water, the hot west-facing flower bed in dire straits, and branches down across the garden.

So I crept around, trying to find six things in my garden worthy of notoriety.

This is what I came up with.

 Seedheads of what? I have no idea  – I’m having a senior moment and have forgotten the name. Can someone help me as I love them. Can I dry these?

Arum lilies. So hardy, so structural and so striking in a dark corner. Someone called them the Death Lily the other day. Pity…

Two pics of this mint – apple mint – which I planted in the flower garden directly because I just think the variegated foliage is beautiful. I like it with white nepeta and a little black geranium .

Wasabi. It has such a wonderfully airy sprawling habit. And crushed between your fingers it is definitely what it says on the label.

Pretty Euphorbia Characias Tasmanian Tiger. Bred on the island and now distributed worldwide.

The burned and dry bed that greeted me when I returned after the absence. It needs cutting back, feeding, new soil and  plants that can cope with a long hot summer. The French lavender is doing well, so it may be repeated along with some grasses. I’ve always wanted to plant a miscanthus. This may be the place. Out of frame is a large oleander which is greedy for water and soil.

And that’s my lot for this week.  Happy days in the garden!