I still have some more photos to show you from New Zealand, but not much time to load them just now, so here are a couple of shots closer to home.
Look what is in the middle of my nodding violet - two baby doves! (Click to enlarge the photo). The mother built the nest and laid her eggs while we were away - I had been chasing her out of the pot before that! From her point of view I suppose it is an ideal location, the eggs couldn't fall out of the stupidly spindly nest she built, and the chicks are well protected from the crows - it makes watering the pot very difficult though!
The poincianas have been flaming all round the city for the last few weeks, this is a very good flowering season. I had not noticed the yellow poinciana in the Botanic Gardens before - it makes a lovely contrast.
I am off to a planning dinner meeting of our Gardens committee to decide what is happening next year - back with more photos in a day or so.