The agapanthus awakening...

I know the title of this post sounds a bit horror movie-ish but this is a garden post I promise. You'll remember I was very excited to return from holiday mid-June to discover a flower stem on our two year old agapanthus

 18 JUNE

18 JUNE

It was just one, but exciting all the same. 

And I looked forward to seeing it flower.  The stem grew and the flower was encased tightly, protecting its buds.

Two weeks later there was a development...

 6 JULY

6 JULY

The flowers were breaking free.

 10 JULY

10 JULY

 14 JULY

14 JULY

One by one they sprung out.

Slowly.

Until in mid-July the structure was unveiled.

 17 JULY

17 JULY

Next it was time for each flower to swell.

 20 JULY

20 JULY

And then into flower.

 29 JULY

29 JULY

And so some six weeks later, I'm still waiting for it to flower completely.  

Although on its performance so far I'm sure it'll be worth the wait, but boy does this plant know how to draw it out!