Thursday, 28 June 2018
Ipomia (Morning Glory). This is a favourite plant of ours. I grow it most years, but it is fairly picky about growing up the bamboo lattice work that I've fixed up for it's convenience. The year before last it grew very well, and was an absolute picture. Last year it did blossom, but never had more than five blossoms open at any one time. Yesterday (27th June) it had the one bloom showing , as above. The flower was four and a half inches in diameter, but the real surprise was the date it opened, 27th JUNE. I can't remember seeing one of these in flower in June before. It will (in theory) now bloom until the first frosts! I should, though, point out that the folk name, of Morning Glory, is quite accurate, in that the flowers will have died by late afternoon/ early evening. I shall, of course, now follow its future progress with great interest, and probably put up further photos of it as the year progresses. In fact I may well bore my readers rigid with photos of the Morning Glory, before the first frosts.