Roses And Aloes And Wind
I moved 'Princess Alexandra Of Kent' in the spring of this year and it has improved. The latest flower is the best ever.
'Julia Child' showing her rich late autumn color
'Comtesse de Provence', an ungainly, awkward, disease-ravaged plant, still manages to repeat quickly.
'Windermere', at this time of year free of Thrips and Chili Thrips, is exquisite.
'Barcelona' looked so bad this summer I thought it was a goner. Autumn brought it back.
This plant, purchased late in Spring and pumped up by the grower, was probably ready to bloom in summer, but got held back by a long wait to get into the ground. There we go:
Aloe cameroni has put up a forest of flower stems, but the dry November and hot dry start to December is slowing their progress.
Aloe hardyi x cameroni, same thing.
Poor Aloe hardyi is trying to bloom. It has been overwhelmed by Aloe megalacantha on the left and Agave marmorata on the right. Agave marmorata is preparing to bloom, so I'll be able to rescue hardyi in...a year or so.
There's no moving hardyi for a while.
Aloe vanbalenii is also waiting for better weather. The leaves have reddened up with the stress of producing flowers during a spell of drying heat and wind.
Meantime the Christmas street waits, undecorated. Weather shuts me down, too. How are the roses managing?
The punch line to the really annoying software issue that has been plaguing my machine for the past week occurred while I was doing this blog post. After all my and Beloved's unsuccessful attempts to fix the problem, the software vendor, unannounced, provided an update that--SURPRISE!--fixed the problem.
Wonder, could they do anything about the wind, too?