Blue July | Day 28

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises.

Lilac Blue

Californian Lilac tree, Tremenheere Gardens, May 2019. Click image to enlarge

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  1. beetleypete says:

    Very nice, Jude. Cornishly tropical! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Dina says:

      That’s what I thought too, Pete. Palms immediately gives it a tropical feeling.

      1. beetleypete says:

        Cornwall was the first place I ever saw a palm tree, Dina. 🙂

  2. Dina says:

    That brush bush is enormous! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Like millions of blue candles!

  3. Robert says:

    Lilac wine, so deep and heady! Beautiful!

  4. You just keep finding beautiful blues! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not difficult living in Cornwall! Although the blue sky is avoiding us today!

      1. Well, yes, true! 🙂

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I have never seen such a bush, not even in California.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, but does it come from California? I need to check 😊

  6. Colline says:

    What a delightful sight!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Very tropical looking 🙂

  7. BeckyB says:

    never heard of this before, it is lovely. Might need to look out for one but there again suspect Cornwall is one of the few places it will grow here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not at all. I used to see one in Doncaster and that’s when we regularly had snowy winters, also they grow them at Powys castle. Maybe not as big as this one, but large shrub/small tree size.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    There doesn’t seem to be as many ceanothus around as there used to be?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Maybe they have fallen out of favour? Everyone seems to want an Amelanchier these days.

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I’d have one if I had space 🙂

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