An Algarve Garden - 2022

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  1. Upsydaisy

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    Really lovely Vicky.:)
     
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      Thanks Flumpy and Upsy. We find it soothing and relaxing.
       
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        Bits and bobs ...

        The new windowsill going over the wall cladding on The Baffa. The overhang is for down lighting ...
        Baffa Windowsill 7 Aug 22.jpg

        The Lablab purpureus is climbing nicely ...
        Lablab 5 Aug 22(1).jpg
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        ... as is the Campsis radicans ...
        Campsis 5 Aug 22(1).jpg

        The Jacaranda looks good graced with Van in his treehouse ...

        Van in Jak 6 Aug 22.jpg
         
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          Very nice indeed Vicky. I like the spiral trainers for your climbers. :)
           
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            Looking very good Vicky, it’s all coming together now, keep up the good work :dbgrtmb:
             
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              Got them from Aldi some years ago. two for a fiver or something. I remember an older Portuguese couple asking me what they were and me explaining in my best Portuguese "para escalar tomates ou plantas" and they were so impressed! :biggrin:

              Thank you, it is work in progress. After nearly 25 years we needed an update/modernisation. :smile:
               
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                Love the night lights Vicky,..am i correct in thinking that you being located out of town,..when one would step outdoors with no light turned on it would be near pitch black?,..those lights would certainly be a good mood enhancer,..oh its pitch black when i step outside :)
                 
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                  Exactly the opposite Philip. For some reason every old house has its own personal lamppost ... ours is just inside our gate!

                  Old photos, but you can see it behind the Almond tree in the first photo and lighting the Almond at night in the second. Now it is all overgrown and hidden by the Callistemon and Jacaranda.
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                  Almond in the Streetlight.JPG
                   
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                    Hi Vicky,..i sure guessed wrong about the lights,..Portugal is far more advanced than here,..were i to walk North of the house for just 5 mins,..or West and South there are no lights along the road,..just the private light from the odd house,..i remember so many times when carrying a torch and the battery died to be suddenly left in pitch black,..walking into trees even though my arms were stretched outwards :wallbanging:
                     
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                      A rare grey day in the Summer here, the Plumbago taking center stage ...
                      Plumbago2 12 Aug 22.jpg

                      The Wall looking toward The Courtyard and kitchen door ...
                      Baffa Wall 12 Aug 22.jpg

                      Night lights on The Baffa ...
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                        Hi Vicky,..the Plumbago is looking very sturdy,..everything looks lush,..the wee black cat looks like its about to swipe at something :).
                        The finished wall looks fantastic as does the image of the Baffa night lights,..you must be over the moon at the results,..well done to both of you :ccheers:
                         
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                          Thanks Philip. I am just the Designer and Flora Expert ... J does all the work for which I am eternally grateful.

                          The "trunk" like stems is the Iochroma cut back allowing the Plumbago to meander through it.

                          The wee black cat is openwork plastic and I thought a bit of fun! :smile:
                           
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                            Ballustrade colums have been painted grey and put back in place. The three pots contain Mandevilla, red either side, white in the middle. I've had the red ones (in those pots) since 2008. The one on the right is climbing up the Hibbertia scandens.
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