So according to Dr Entwisle’s review of seasons in Australia it is Sprummer – a changeable cross between spring and summer and a time when there is a second burst of flowers.
My banksiae rose did exactly that. Finished flowering at the end of August and then flowered again in October.
Through September both the mango and avocado were in beautiful flowering mode.
Now I have babies. I hope they live.
I was reading about that other weird hemisphere where winter is approaching and the hassle of ‘overwintering’ and realised, as I moved my ferns and mint, that I do not have to overwinter – but I do ‘oversummer’ to protect plants for the heat. My nasturtium has not liked the couple of hot days we have had. It looked like this only a month ago. I have moved them to the shade but maybe they are in death throes.
The rule is never put your doona/blankets away no matter how hot it gets in October because there will always be one cool change before November sets in.