It's tibouchina flowering time starting again. These had been heavily pruned mid last year and now will be flowering pretty much perpetually until their next pruning. It is always hard to know quite when to jump in and get that job done because they've always got flowers on them.
Suffice to say, purple is such a fun and inspiring colour for me, and see, I have it everywhere....including fallen petals all around the pathways! Still it just adds to the mulch when I get to sweeping. This becomes a regular event now but it's worth it. I don't mind being out in the garden when the weather is much nicer than those dreaded heatwaves of Summer.
Years gone by these plants, a native of Brazil, were known as lasiandras. Nowadays there's various varieties of this flowering shrub and in differing heights, some only growing a metre high. There's pink flowering and a white flowering variety; though in this region, purple is most certainly dominant.