Yes, February is our last month of Summer. The heavens continue to open either in the late afternoon, overnight or early in the morning, but during the day it continues to be bright, sunny and excruciatingly hot. I feel like I'm walking around all day with a sticky wet blanket draped over me. The humidity levels are extremely high. As a matter of fact they reached 99% again during the late afternoon this week as the rain fell.
Out in the garden there hasn't been much change over the last few weeks. The usual Summer bloomers are on display, but as the rains continue to fall there are a couple that are starting to suffer with the rain and humidity levels. My Pelargoniums are starting to look rather sickly and the Gazanias haven't flowered in ages now.
Still, there is colour out there. There's some lovely whites, which I love.
There's the Jacobinia carnea and Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost',
the Mandevilla 'White Fantasy',
the Tabernaemontana corymbosa 'Sweet Love',
and the Salvia farinacea 'Victoria White'. Whilst I do so love the whites, of course I enjoy all the other blooming plants around the place as well.
There's the ever-blooming Pentas lanceolata,
the Justicia brandegeana,
the various red-flowering Hibiscus rosa-sinensis,
Pyllanthus multiflora or Waterfall Plant,
the Thunbergia erecta,
the creamy Russelia,
the Torenia 'Violet Magic' with a surprise Petunia visitor,
and the Acalyphas, which are throwing out their flower spikes.
I'm joining Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers