It may be winter down here in Cape Town, but many of my plants are in full bloom and my garden is full of life and colour. In fact it seems more colourful now than it is in summer.
Join me for a walk around my Mid-Winter garden.
The first photo is of my peach hibiscus, which produces large pretty blooms for most of the year.
Next, my bougainvillea is a welcome cheery pink, but seems to have suffered a bit from the drought; it is quite crinkly.
You have seen photos of some of my honeysuckle recently. Here is a yellow bush that I planted as a little thing only a year ago.
And my plumbago is still producing many lovely blue blooms.
My poinsettia is a tree reaching for the sky. This shot captures the bright red leaves from underneath, as the flowers are all way above my head.
The recent rain has cheered up many of my plants, but has left these impatiens with muddy faces!
And Miss Camellia is absolutely bursting with blooms.
And last, but by no means least, my Old Faithful floribunda rose bush, still going strong.
All these photos were taken on the same day last week; 21 June, our Winter Solstice.
I hope you have enjoyed wandering around my winter garden with me.