Some plants relish the heat and I have just noticed this vine that has sneakily twisted and twined its way up through the tangled undergrowth of the larger trees outside the bedroom window and, suddenly, in a blaze of glorious colour, unfolded into the heat of the sun, bursting into vibrant flower along the canopy of the powder puff lily.
It is feral as I never planted it there. But it is beautiful and I will let it stay, for now…((postscript: thank you Jude for commenting and reminding me of the name Pandorea Jasminoides))
I forget its name (seems to be an ongoing problem…) But many years ago I did have it climbing up a trellis in front of the house. Then it took over growing and spreading like a triffid along the front deck. It did make a glorious show. But as we were going away it had to come down as I imagined the house being covered in it by the time we came back a number of years later.
That was in 2004. Now suddenly, over the past 2 years, it has made this spectacular appearance in the garden. But I do think I will have to prune it back drastically when it has finished flowering.
Update on the pots….
I have drastically reduced them. Now only the lemon tree and the big, old desert rose are in a large pot each and 4 pots of geraniums will have to take their chances while we are away, plus the succulents.
So we are now ready to go away, on Monday, for a much-anticipated week away. Rain is forecast….
See you all when we get back…