Late Winter - August 2013

Late Winter – August 2013

It is very windy and cold out there at this moment and it was so in the last few days. This last winter month of August here in Melbourne has been a mixture of warm and cold temperatures. There were days when they felt like spring was arriving early, but then it was cold and wintery again. Regardless, many plants in our garden have  woken up from their winter sleep. The tender reddish leaf buds of roses have started to grow. African daisies are flowering and one orange pig face has surprised us with few large and bright blooms.

I have to repot my bonsai plants very soon, but I have to wait for a nicer day… I hate wind. I made few photos of our plants and flowers. The very pretty flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) picture was from a garden in our neighbourhood area.

The Aloe spinosissima ( A.arborescens x A humilis)

Blooming Aloe spinosissima ( A.arborescens x A humilis)

Orange Pig Face, Pink Zygocactus and African Daisy

Orange Pig Face, Pink Zygocactus and African Daisy

Small white Cyclamen

Small white Cyclamen

Chaenomeles speciosa - Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa – Flowering Quince

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18/08: Thought of the Day:

A lot of times, ‘Political Correctness’ is designed to undermine free speech, common sense and debate in the public arena. It is an instrument of a certain minority group, who use it to push their ideas onto society.