The Ipomias are giving their usual glorious display, but have noticed something a bit different about this year's flowers, though. The below flower is the normal five lobed (petalled ?) flower, but the plants are occasionally throwing four lobed flowers, as shown in the upper picture. I've never noticed this before. Can any of my readers suggest a cause for this? The four lobed jobs are still lovely, but do look a little odd.
Motored over to have tea with friend Helga this afternoon. She bust her right arm a few weeks ago, and is still a little shaky, although the arm has healed well. She's a few years older than we are, so I suppose Anno Domini could have something to do with it.