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Sunnier Climes


By siris


We have just returned form a week’s break in sunnier climes. Here are some of photos I took while we were there of plants.
Although, we can grow Hibiscus in the UK, I think these are too tender to grow here.

I particularly like this colour and the flowers were enormous.

A white and a pink Bougainvillea growing together.

I have a pink Bougainvillea growing in a large pot in our conservatory. Although it is 17 years old it is not so floriferous as these. Mine loses its leaves in the winter and probably needs re potting.

The ground was extremely rocky but Asphodelines were growing everywhere and the wild life, goats didn’t touch them.

Possibly A. albus?

The top of a date palm, with fruit forming?

Ripening fruit on a date palm?

What is this? Does anyone know?

Possibly an annual bedding plant?

The flowers were like furry carpets.

Pomegranate fruits in the gardens

I know deer cause some gardeners problems, coming from adjoining woods, but off the cliffs?

Red at night, tourists’ delight.

Not in the UK though, heavy rain since we got back, although my one flower cluster of Bougainvillea reminded me of sunnier weather.

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Oh thank you Siris, I feel as if Iv'e been on holiday! What fabulous photos. Aren't the bougainvilleas wonderful? And the hibiscus too.

17 Oct, 2014


Hi, I enjoyed your blog very much. That fuzzy plant you have is called a "Celosia Burgundy Supercrest" It comes in several different colors. I've never seen one that big.

18 Oct, 2014


love the red nights and i adore the taste of Pomegranate.

19 Oct, 2014


Thank you folks, the photos were taken on the Island of Rhodes, Greece.
Thank you Bathgate, for naming the plant, it was quite bizarre, am now going to goggle it.
Marybells, as a child if we received a pomegranate at Christmas time we got the seeds out with a pin.

19 Oct, 2014


likewise siris ;-)

19 Oct, 2014


This brought back lovely memories of Greek holidays we have had. Thank you.

19 Oct, 2014


Bit of a shock coming off the plane at Bournemouth airport to torrential rain. You have to walk from the plane to the terminal, people in flip flops, or should it be flop flops thro' the puddles!

20 Oct, 2014



23 Oct, 2014


Great photo's Siris, thankyou for sharing...

27 Oct, 2014

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