Well, the photo did not work out too well and they look a bit better now, even though it is still humid. I have been pinching out the tips of the petunias.
Saturday night was a birthday dinner celebration for our friend who turned 75. I was discussing with someone his own technology devices and to my surprise, he has the same tablet computer I have. We agreed that the storage needs to be larger for us to store 'movies'. My tablet storage space is the same as my phone. We went onto to discussing Youtube and how helpful it is with almost anything. He has shrunk since an illness and finds shirts too long for him. Although he knows his way around a needle, cotton and a sewing machine, he did not know how to shorten a tailed shirt. Youtube told him how. i think he mentioned biased tape, or was that unbiased tape. I thank people who upload their knowledge to Youtube. Youtube people have helped me more than once, and it has again just have now by telling me how to properly prune potted petunias.
Britain, Canada and Europe, as I have seen, all have generally wonderful hanging baskets of street flowers during their summers. I thought maybe it was too hot here in our summers to have hanging baskets of flowers. There are some rather horrid hanging baskets of fake flowers in Toorak Road, South Yarra. But no, Sydney has hanging baskets of real flowers. I saw a man with a big long stiff black hose, curved at the end, pumping water into the baskets. It is all about the cost of maintenance, I suppose. The man I saw in Sydney had a much bigger hose than this man in England with his very thin one.
The flowers have since been removed and tips pinched out until the plants grow a little.
This week's flowers.