October 4th – Taking a well earned breather in Kings Hill Park on my way to work, sat with my coffee, I noticed something dark red in the shrubs near the northern hedge.
It’s a very strange flowering shrub I’ve never seen before, and it’s in full bloom. In October.
The beautiful red blossom hangs in chains, a bit like wisteria or it’s relative, laburnum. But the odd thing is it also has smaller, white flowers that could easily be from another shrub – but clearly aren’t.
Does anyone know what this is, please? It had me fascinated for ages.