Welcome to my garden in the Algarve (hardiness zone 10, I think).
|A spectacular splash of white!|
Spring arrived with a bang and it's been so hot that I really thought that I wouldn't be able to get important things done in time and that some of the plants would suffer in summer temperatures.
|I grew this rose from a cutting given by a neighbour!|
|This fragrant rose bush was bought at the local market|
However, with one visit from a gardener and a lot of hard work from me, I think I've got most tasks covered. I even got my waiting rose bushes into the area-where-grass-use-to-be. I'm a bit unsure about how I grouped them by colour but time will tell (didn't want to move 3 resident bushes).
A couple of weeks' ago I found something interesting by the rubbish bins. I inspected it, found it sturdy, picked it up and took it home. It's where I put the petunias and some accompanying plants to liven up the veranda now that the orchids are down to their last blooms.
This month the mock orange has flowered a little, there have been many white, pink, lilac and red roses already, the red hibiscus and the bougainvillea are starting to bloom, but the yellow hibiscus and the oleanders aren't ready to show their colours, yet.
The lemon bush is full of blooms and baby lemons on the back patio.
|Waiting patiently for the lemons.|
My next project is to make my back patio a bit more floral. I'll have to do that with succulents as the back patio is a sun trap.
|Waiting patiently for the end of the flowers' photo shoot!|
Now over to May Dream Gardens to see what's blooming in other parts of the world.