I love this Agave. We have three in the garden. This one is on the ground and we have two in pots.

The Níspero/loquats are setting. Gorgeous big fat leaves. The fruit don’t travel well and bruise easily. I’m hoping to jam these this year. If I get enough.

I so love the Strelitzia Reginae. This plant is in a pot on the terrace. It has flowered pretty consistently all year. Currently there are seven spikes to flower. Seems to flower better than the ones planted in the ground.

I was first introduced to Clivia by a Blue Peter Gardener as a house plant when in Somerset. I’m now lucky to be growing them in the garden encouraged by seeing them in the Botanical garden in Malaga. The buds just starting to poke through the glossy leaves.

We have a lot of these agaves around the banks and in the garden. These are the largest in a piece of ground we don’t garden and are a pretty decent size.

The Euphorbia Candelabrum is a decent heigh and is planted in a pot. I have had to tie it to railings because it gets blown over in the wind. It’s doing well. Unlike its partner who had its top blown off in the wind.

10 thoughts on “Six on Saturday Spain – 1/2019

  1. Agave attenuata is surprisingly sensitive to frost. It survives only on the coast here. It does well farther inland in Southern California. When I see it there, I want to bring it back with me. It is actually available here, but I will not put it in my garden. That would not be nice. Agave americana is conversely very resilient. Once established, it can be difficult to get rid of. It is very striking, but really is best in the piece of ground you don’t garden . . . . . . . . . *yet* . . .


  2. What a fun glimpse into your garden in Spain. I’m glad you’ve joined in! We grew loquats while living in Italy. I remember locals made a liquer from the trio of pits, possibly called nespolina.


  3. It is fabulous to see these big, bold beauties. They remind me of holidays in the South of France. Clivia is a wonderful plant, isn’t it? It used to grow like a weed in my garden in Australia. It was a good spring substitute for daffodils!


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