Gardening Fix

It Sprummer – but don’t put your blankets away.

So according to Dr Entwisle’s review of seasons in Australia, t 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.

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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.

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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.

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6 thoughts on “It Sprummer – but don’t put your blankets away.

  1. Oh you made me laugh! I think you are in the weird hemisphere! 😉 Truly though, even in my own hemisphere, I live in a very cold part of the country so those who live in warmer parts (like my parents and sister) think I’m weird. They just don’t understand why I think a meter of snow and -23C is invigorating 😀

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