I'm very excited! My frangipani has leaves growing.
Last year mum gave me a frangipani as a gift and I didn't plant it out as I was worried it may be too cold over winter for it so I kept it in a pot and wintered it on the deck. In the last week leaves have appeared. I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised as this winter was incredibly mild and just now we are having the hottest must humid weather ever. We're even having some much needed drizzle, with more rain forecast over the next few days.
We have a whole bed of gardenias at the front of the house, they look a bit worse for wear but there is one huge flower. Some of the small dwarf ones are covered in buds so they are fine, it's the bigger ones that aren't looking great. But this one is stunning and the smell is absolutely amazing.
I've also got quite a lot of lilies coming, I think I'll pick these and have them in the house.
And this is a red sunflower. I planted some of them round the side of the house and they are almost at the flowering stage now. I think I might plant more now that we have some rain forecast!
I've been very lazy for the last couple of days. Basically just sitting inside with the air conditioning on. It's been far too hot to do anything. Even just going out to feed the ducks and chickens turns me into a sweating blob. It's the humidity more than the heat.