We document the usual xmas dwarf cacti explosion and a few choice aloe flowers for your delectation.
Above left & below right: Aloe cameronii: this is the greener, more upright, more vigorous and less plastic-looking form of the two I own. The bellbirds came in an devastated the earlier blooms on this plant while feeding chicks.
Left: Aloe schomerii - rare in cultivation, first flower on this plant. Below Lobivia/Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp arachnacantha