The Jacaranda is one of my favourite trees. In my home city of Sydney their peak time is October and November. One of the surprises of Melbourne is that they bloom here longer. Late January and their purple loveliness is still blooming.
But I was sad to find we don’t have the climate to support another great favourite of mine the frangipani. I miss picking one off the ground and smelling its beautiful and heady fragrance on a Summer’s day.