cestrum_SEQ wrote: It's the problematic Peanut x Ruffles and Flourishes, whose flowers this past growing season have been almost all deformed. Now, with frost around the corner, it decides that it might drop its skirts and strike a pretty stance!
Meanwhile, I've re-dusted that suaveolens flower with fresh Bucks Fizz pollen but haven't tied up the bloom because I don't want to spoil it. It's possible that a bee might pollinate it with something else but suaveolens is the rare brug that almost never gets open pollinated despite being covered in bees and surrounded by flowering brugs.
chrissy100 wrote:Don't water over the bloom, we can't stop the rain though, unless you stand there with an umbrella. :)
I've seen hydrangeas protected from Melbourne's 40-degree days with sun umbrellas :-)