Six on Saturday- March 3

My first foray into Six on Saturday.  We had some rain, more than welcome after such a long time, and so there is the novelty of photos of plants with droplets of water on them.

1. A type of cotyledon, orbiculata I think, given to me as a cutting by a friend.
1. A type of cotyledon, orbiculata I think, given to me as a cutting by a friend.
2. Daylily, possibly Sabine Baur
2. Daylily, possibly Sabine Baur
3. The very first fruit on my Black Genoa fig tree.
3. The very first fruit on my Black Genoa fig tree.
4. A Meadow Argus butterfly and several bees enjoying the sedum
4. A Meadow Argus butterfly and several bees enjoying the sedum
5.  Seed head on Allium 'Drumstick
5. Seed head on Allium 'Drumstick
6. Society garlic Tulbaghia Violacia
6. Society garlic Tulbaghia Violacia

To see more of Six on Saturday,  here is the link to  The propagator 

20 thoughts on “Six on Saturday- March 3

  1. The Daylily colour is gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve seen one with that particular shade of pinkish/mauve in the centre.

    Lucky you to have a fig tree – figs are so expensive to buy in the shops.

    • I only had one of the purple Adriatic, but I saved quite a lot on the other one, the one with no name, after I netted it. They were delicious!

  2. How cheery it is to contemplate your sunny summer blooms when our gardens have disappeared under snow. I love the butterfly. And luscious figs too!

  3. It’s great to have a contributor on board from the southern hemisphere to remind us that the sun is still out there somewhere. Does the cotyledon survive your winter or do you give it protection? We’re reeling here from two or three days of minus 4 or 5, the Americans probably think that’s Fahrenheit. Your harsh is at the high end I guess.

    • Thanks Jim. The cotyledon does get a bit nipped by the frost but I don’t cover it. I am in the Central Tablelands of NSW and we can get heavy frosts. The coldest ever was -7.7, but -2 or -3 is more usual during July and August.

  4. Welcome to the gang! Delighted to have a Six post from a resident antipodean. We have had visitors before but not a local gardener Hope to see you again soon, it will be great to see your garden in later summer as out spring gets going. Soon. We hope.

  5. Your gig looks delicious. We have a large fig tree but for the last two years since we moved in the figs have dropped off before ripening. Maybe I have to accept we don’t have the right climate!

    • Yes, figs do like a warm summer although I read that there are some cultivars that can withstand colder temperatures.

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