The roses were ruined all summer by Chili Thrips. Since mid-October they've bounced back. I'm so happy to see them again. I missed them.
I also missed this ruffly Echeveria, which disappeared under a Grevillea for a few months.
Mostly though I missed the roses: their saturated color, their wonderful perfume.
'Comtesse de Provence'
This late in the year, with less daylight, a bonus: their colors are richer then they are during the long days of summer.
'Lady Emma Hamilton'
'Wildfire' looked dreadful all summer. Back to her splendid beauty now.
And...three Leucospermum seedlings have appeared! They came up where I planted seeds, two where seeds were planted several months ago, and one from another set of seeds planted only six weeks ago, seeds from the 'Yellow Bird' that bloomed so wonderfully this past spring.
The seedlings resemble no weeds I can think of, and the thickness and stiffness of the seed leaves hints at Leucospermum. I'm not much of a grower-from-seeds. Success with these might turn me into one.