There are sunshine motifs for the next five days all over the BBC weather forecast for my little part of the South West and though we are not expecting a frost yet, it is really quite cold first thing in the mornings.
I hope that this rather beautiful specimen of Cobea will be able to stand the cold starts and be able to bloom for a little longer. This flower is not quite mature as it will change colour to a vibrant violet. I grew it from seed and forgot what it was and I was getting a little irritated with the plant that spent all summer growing longer and longer and entwining itself amongst other things and along the fence without producing any flowers. So when it did flower, I was delighted. Apparently it is considered to be a weed in New Zealand! I wonder if they gaze in wonder at Dandelions or would value some Couch Grass?