Our garden (3) Surprised susanqas

camelia1May 2007 was the warmest ever recorded—not because of the day time temperatures, but because the overnight lows were much higher than usual. So the garden plants were utterly confused, with roses still budding in very late Autumn.

The prized Sasanqua Camelias have their last blooms for the Autumn, their leaves still bruised by the hailstorms of a few months earlier.