Welcome! This is going to be a very short post as I don't have many blooms to show you.
The lavenders are the best bloomers, even in our present frosty winter.
It started raining today after about a month of sunny days, not much wind and colder than average winter temperatures for the Algarve.
The roses need pruning but perhaps it's best to wait until the frosty mornings leave us!
And that's it for today. Thank you to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Here are some of the photos I took on the 15th. This is how my garden is looking in December. After a very wet November, the grass looked straggly. Sometimes you just have to let the professionals take over. I saw the gardener working across the road and invited him to come over and do his stuff.
He cut back the creeping rosemary quite drastically and some lavenders too but I asked him not to touch this one.
If I'd had time, I'd have deadheaded all the roses and maybe I would have more looking like this...
My enormous orange tree has lots of sweet, juicy oranges.
And that's all from my Algarve garden. Merry Christmas!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Yesterday I went to a Christmas fair in Lagoa.
It was supposed to be a quick, low-budget visit. Then I saw the writer of this Gardening magazine and had to buy a copy, Then I saw the Christmas crackers and decided to buy some to take into my English classes and then I fell in love with the gingerbread man! He came from a Canadian lady's stall, where everything smelled scrumptious! I had forgotten to take my camera so gingerbread man survived until after the photo was taken...
The fair was held at the former Lagoa Winery, now turned into an Art Gallery. About that all I can say is "Wow!"
If you are in the Algarve, go and see for yourself.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
On the 15th of every month garden bloggers from all over the world show off their blooms in a post and link up with May Dreams Gardens.
So welcome to my garden in the central Algarve region of Portugal! It's in hardiness zone10a.
I've been having trouble keeping on top of everything.
|In the rose bed, the last of the blooms, some ground covers and weeds.|
Other activities and lack of "gardening weather" explain why I've posted a day late a few times.
There is another reason this month, though. It rained off and on for a few weeks and the grass kept growing until I figured I should call in the professionals, i.e. the gardener. I thought my little old lawnmower and I weren't up to the job. As it turned out I was wrong.
Yesterday the gardener didn't show, I became really upset thinking how the photos would look, decided to try doing the job myself (had a difficult night as a result of my allergic rhinitis), the lawnmower cooperated and the grass got cut! However, by the time I finished it was too late to take photos.
Along the side wall there are some red and yellow hibiscus blooms.
One lavender is in serious need of being cut back but this one is still going strong.
And some foliage is as good as having blooms, don't you think?.
Looking forward to seeing you again next month.