We're still seeing lots of dark, threatening clouds in the sky, but the promise they hold doesn't amount to much. Occasionally patches of scattered rain are recorded over the city, but here in the foothills we seem to have missed them so far.
Out in the garden the Daylily parade continues.
Hemerocallis 'Maleny Tiger'
Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Me Crazy'
The first of my Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi' blooms seems to have been nibbled by something. It must be very tasty.
Hemerocallis 'Sweet Summer Heat'
Hemerocallis 'Wedding Band' has put on a great show this year.
All the Delonix regia trees are covered in their fabulous orangey-red flower sprays.
There are beautiful stark white blooms on my Gardenia augusta. I love watching the buds open slowly ...
... and a couple of days later the flowers start changing from the brilliant white to a creamy white as they age.
There are still some lovely Petunias on show out in the courtyard,
and the pots of Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' add pretty splashes of purple.
The Rosebud Pelargonium is attracting lots of tiny little nectar-loving insects,
while the Clerodendrum ugandense blooms fill me with joy. I've been waiting a long time to have one of these fabulous plants and I'm now completely smitten with these beautiful butterfly-like blooms.
The poor Mussaenda philippica 'Bangkok Rose' out in the front garden bed is doing its best to flower, but the long dry season has seen the colourful bracts and tiny flowers remain wrapped up tightly like a closed fist.
I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers