|Hoya curtisii flowers on my kitchen windowsill. Hayes, 8 November 2014.|
|A single Hoya curtisii flower. Hayes, 8 November 2014.|
Close up, they seem just a bit more glamorous than native flowers, lovely as they can be. For comparison, here's a Dogwood from earlier in the year:
|Dogwood flowering in my back garden in Hayes, 18 April 2014.|
And another comparison. Here's a Stapelia variegata, a succulent plant from southern Africa, that lives indoors here in winter and outdoors in summer. As the flowers smell of rotten meat, like an ill-tended dustbin, outdoors is good.
|Stapelia variegata flower on my balcony in Hayes. 13 August 2014.|