Sigh… a week without internet… a week without the dogs being taken on a walk. A photograph stolen late afternoon just before the sunlight left the Watsonias. And then: a walk for the dogs!
I’ve been admiring the watsonias (this is W. pillansii) all week. They flower erratically; I’m certain it is not a year since the last time. Elsa Pooley, not very helpfully, gives their flowering time as from September to April. So part-reason for choosing this week’s pic is to document their flowering 😉 All the same – I do think I recall them flowering as the first shy aloe flowering stems peek out from among the leaves. I counted two this morning. This bed in a year of late severe cold is spectacular. Mostly they get frosted as they start to colour. But one tries.