Red Robin in full flower.....
I bought this shrub10 years ago when a very dear friend passed on in South Africa, It was to be a memorial to him as his daughter asked everyone to plant something to remember him by rather than sending flowers, At the time it was barely a metre high, it is now between 7 and 8 metres high and is in full flower. I enjoy this shrub so much and it does not matter what time of the year, it is always full of surprises especially when all the leaves are red. Great memories. I have a memorial viburnum next to it, planted the year after, a husband and wife (from the same group of friends) all 3 passed on in a short time of each other with cancer. We all worked at the vet lab in what was then Salisbury, Rhodesia.
I had a lousy night and only went off to sleep eventually at 4am! I had a hair cut at 2 pm and then I had to chase around our local town to buy four things all from different shops. Why is it you just cannot shop in one place and get everything! I was so fed up I bought 2 pain au chocolate for us to have with tea/coffee at 4pm. Luckily I had planned a very-low-calorie dinner with my recipe for a vegetable frittata/crustless quiche.
P.S. We had 2 mm of rain this morning not even enough to wet under the trees!!
Thanks for the visit and hope you all had a great day. Keep safe everyone.