These two potted azaleas are years old and this year they are putting on their best show ever. Incidentally, we were told (about 10+ years ago) by one of those know everything people that the larger of the two would be dead soon. It has certainly made nonsense of that remark. These are the two plants side by side and you will notice at the lower right of the picture a large bunch of dark pink flowers. This azalea has always thrown multiple colours and yet it has never been grafted.
This is the large bunch of dark pink flowers taken separately which gives an idea of how dark the flowers are compared with the paler ones on the bush.
This is the smaller of the two bushes which has variegated flowers but they are always all the same colour. Some just show a little lighter colour in the sunlight.
The two wattle bushes in Gwen's garden next door are in full blooms and on Sunday when on our way to daughter's home for father's day afternoon tea I noticed the dandelions are also blooming. I need look no further to find out why hay fever has struck....definitely the sneezing season but really, do I have to sneeze up to 20 times? It can be quite tiring for an elderly person like me.
By the way it was our eldest great-granddaughter's 20th birthday on Sunday so a double celebration....a lovely cake for Caitlyn (it was delicious) and a gathering of the clan (all 10 of us) to say happy birthday to Caitlyn (along with gifts of course) and happy father's day (no gifts was the order of the day so just cards for the men).