This one's spicy!


Tasmanian mountain pepper

This plant (Tasmannia lanceolata) is a great evergreen shrub to have in the garden. It grows easily on well-drained soils, has lovely red stems and its leaves and berries are used as a spice, to flavour wasabi and as a pepper substitute. We've also got fantastic rusty red hydrangeas this week and their Autumnal 'flowers' and leaves can add a lot to the garden at this time of year.

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What's in the posy?

Chrysanthemum, hydrangea, nerine, lily, choisya, sarcococca, mountain pepper, box.

What's scented?

Choisya, sarcococca, lily.