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An Algarve Garden - 2021

Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by Victoria, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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    Heavens, where has my head been? I haven't posted An Algarve Garden this year so will do a quick catchup as this is one of my records of how things are going/growing.

    I appeared not to have posted anything in January so I'll start with February.

    Persian Cyclamen persicum which seeded itself in a little border ...

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    Clerodendrum ugandense ...

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    Salvia farinacea ...
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    Rainy Day Blues ...

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    Bilbergia nutans (Queen's Tears) ...
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    Pink Peppers ... Schinus molle / Peruvian Peppertree / Pink Peppertree ...

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    First Freesias ... at the base of the Pepper Tree ...

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    Nepeta nepetella variegata (Catmint)...

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    Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’ (Spider Plant) ...

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    Freesias out (also self seeding in the rockeries, plus my Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' has all germinated so have planted some more ...
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      Continuing catchup so into March ...

      Freesias (self seeded and hybridised) ...

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      Billbergia nutans (Queen's Tears) ...

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      Cercis siliquastrum (Judas Tree) ...
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      Having a re-work and the Strelitza nicholai is being taken away but this shows the height of the Callistemon viminalis in the background ...
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      Osteopernums and self-seeded Freesias .... and my garden art ...
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Nice to see the cycad is doing well.
        I seem to remember you getting that.
         
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        • Victoria

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          Ha, ha, up to date so pics from yesterday. The trunk in this pic is of my Melaleuca (Tea Tree) which I bought as a small pot plant. The cats love to climb and scratch on the trunk. At the base is a cluster of new growth which we will keep.

          Mekaleuca 17 Mar 21.jpg

          I had a brainstorm to cancel the idea of a permanent Alpendre (porch covering) and build something onto the awning fixings which is permanently attached to the house made with trellis and cane ... so T'other Half had a little job on his hands. He still has some snagging to do but we are delighted with it.

          Alpendre 17 Mar 29.jpg

          Alpendre2 17 Mar 21.jpg



           
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          • Victoria

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            :biggrin: Well remembered Pete ... this pic was taken in 2007 when I bought it ...

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            It now actually has a little trunk on it ... we just love it. I'll try to get a good photo of it now the dreaded huge S nicholai is gone.

            That's the Iochroma up and over the Alpendre after it's cut back.

             
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              In our friend John's Algarve garden, the Strelitzia nicholai I gave him ... he used a JCB to dig the hole yesterday ...

              Nicholai at Jphn's Nar 21.jpg

              I also gave him my giant Kalanchoe thrysiflora "Red Lips" and Bougainvillea "Torch Glow" which he has yet to plant.



               
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              • Victoria

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                Update of garden this afternoon with all the greenery ...

                Cycas revoluta ...
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                Jacaranda, Melaleuca, Cycas and Callistemon ...
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                Citrus paradisi "Ruby Red" Grapefruit ...
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                The replacement Trellis has been put up. The DIY place didn't have the curved top type so had to get flat top ...

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                  @Victoria ,..beautiful images in a sunny Portugal,..apart from one rainy day :)
                  love the new addition to your porch,..well done that man,..and your brainwave of course.
                   
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                    Small rockery looking good with Osteopernum, self-sown Freesias and small Felicia ...
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                    The plant in the terracotta pot (without a base) is a self-seeded Myoporum acuminatum from the large one we have at the bottom of the garden. We plan to keep this one as hedge height.

                    The two previous was from March. Sat out yesterday and got a few pics in April ...

                    Melaleuca forming a hedge at the base of the trunk which grows a mile a minute so which we will keep trimmed ...

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                    Callistemon forming more brushes ...
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                    Geraniums starting to bloom ...
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                    Felicia blooming ...
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                    Yours Truly hiding in the shade ...
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                      Forgot to put up this nice Front of House Patio which we call The Sandbar because it faces the Cats' Sand Garden between the Myrtus "Tarantina" to the right and the Viburnum. Iochroma clambering up and over the Alpendre. The Alpendre is built with trellis and cane on the frame of the shade awning which is permanently fixed in the wall. This is where we sit for our evening drinks and I start seeds off on the table!

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                        @Victoria ,..beautiful images Victoria and stunning selection of terracotta pots,..very nice image of the Lady Of Leisure as well :)
                         
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                          I have a passion for different/uniquely shaped pots. I just last week put a glazed one in the "line up" which I have had indoors but purchased some 35 years ago. Will get a photo of it. I think it is a love both you and I share.

                          Thank you Kind Sir! I was called Lady of Leisure when I joined GC back in 2006 ... until I was told what LoL was an abbreviation of hence me reverting to my name. Occasionally I put a photo up with LoL on it. :heehee:
                           
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                            Your garden is lovely and also interesting @Victoria, I have missed out on this thread until now.
                            I enjoyed seeing your rainy day, I love rain (that's why I like living here) but I also like warm sunshine.
                            Your seating areas look nice and snug :smile:

                            I was ages before finding out what lol meant. I used to think it meant lots of love :heehee: but I am hopeless with 21st century talk. I'll never get used to it !
                             
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                            • Victoria

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                              Thank you for visiting @Michael Hewett and for your kind comments. I have been doing this thread for many years except for a couple due to health reasons but I am back on track.

                              Just for you I found a couple of rain photos.

                              The lane to our gates ...
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                              Out our living room window ... it rains torrentially here ...
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                                Thanks for showing those photos @Victoria :smile:
                                 
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