The tropical vibe continues through to the front garden where, after a weekend away, I was amazed to discover we have a Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea) growing in amongst the quince bushes. Wow! There is something very alien about these flowers, but there is sculptural brilliance in their colourful petals.
I then discovered these triffid-like flowers growing in a few spots in the garden. I thought it was a weed at first, but on closer inspection, and after hunting online, I discovered it's Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) I never knew it looked like that! I love the other names given for it on the RHS site - 'Scabbish' and 'Wild four o'clock' are my favourites I think!
And on a related floral note, you can find me over on the Sarah Raven blog today - do stop by and take a look as there are some brilliant posts from the other writers, and so many beautiful, inspiring photos.