STRELITZIA - and then there were three. And I see there is a fourth not quite ready. I'm hopeful now that it will flower every year and this year I may be able to collect some seed.
As I type, there is a steady drizzle of rain outside - the first in a month. I planted an hibiscus and a jasmine yesterday, so I expect they'll appreciate that.
The water from wells in this area is variable , most of it not good for plants - either too salty or too chalky. Many newly installed plants collapse under the shock and take a while to acclimatise. Some never do and we've had many costly mistakes.
By popular request, here is Yin inspecting the new trellis. For some reason, she is less active these days and spends a lot of time in the house sleeping, preferably snuggled up to one of us. If I were to carry her round in a baby sling, she would like nothing better!