Parrotia persica

Parrotia perscia

With the good must come the bad, the cloud before the silver lining arrives, the doughnut that missed the jam nozzle.  A month off, but a million photos to catalogue.  Here is a photo taken this time last year.  It is a blossoming Parrotia persica  or Persian Ironwood, taken at RHS Rosemoor.  The flowers have no petals and are tiny, but appearing in profusion, before any foliage masks their beauty and being of the deepest darkest red they are a sight to behold.

One down, 999,999 to go.