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Madeira in Bloom - Cacti and Succulents


By siris


In the Botanical Garden at Funchal
The main house contained an herbarium. Seen from the Cacti terraces.

Cacto escova

This bloom must have been 10 ft up. Looking down on a Tyrannosaurus rex!

Prickly Pear

With pollinator

A pollinator or a pollen thief?

And some smaller Cacti

By that I mean only 2 to 3 ft

Before returning down hill a visit to Loiros bird gardens, also included in the garden entry fee (about 5 euros).

Another day a visit to Monte Palace Gardens.
But good bye from the Old Girl, Lol Siris

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Great blog Siris . . . I particularly love the wildlife (and good 'dinosaur')!

28 Jul, 2015


Ha,ha, Sheila, didn't fool you!

28 Jul, 2015


That must have been quite a breath taking experience, amazing, I think I am growing Kleinia!! will post a pic.

28 Jul, 2015


I once had a prickly pear with fruit growing on it apparently you can eat them but I didn't try it , nice photos Sue :o)

29 Jul, 2015


Dd like to see your pic, I think Kleinia are grown as small pot plants in the Uk. I grow Aloe vera, which is similar ish, but always gets top heavy.
You can buy Prickly pear fruit in markets in France to eat, but how do you peel them? With a potato peeler? With Care definitely!

29 Jul, 2015


Yes it is a small plant in a pot lol

29 Jul, 2015


Is Kleinia a German variety then? Little!

29 Jul, 2015


Have no idea.....

29 Jul, 2015


Oh my isn't it all wonderful....

1 Aug, 2015


Such a large area and some of the cacti wouldn't fit indoors!

1 Aug, 2015

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