The sun has been out. There has been little rain. And the flowers are running away with themselves.

You can tell it’s warming up and the sun is bright. Though early mornings and evenings are still chilly. But the succulents are starting to flower. These are on the dry bank and in a small circular bed under the olive tree. I forget their name and as I’m in a hurry to meet the Saturday deadline I’ll have to leave it there! .

Pink succulent flower

The banksia rose is such a small delicate thing. But climbing through the jacaranda it’s lovely handing down with its small but pretty little roses. The bids are teeny tiny. And this year there are a lot of them.

Banksia Rose

Last year I had one quince on the quince tree. Just the one. This year the tree is in full flower so I am hopeful. The flowers start a deep pinkish as they are in tight bud and then open to this lovely pink.

Quince Flower

We have two orange trees in the garden. One produced some decent oranges this year. The other none. But. And a big but. The blossom this year is amazing. Both trees are full of blossom and the bees are a buzzing. Hopefully like the quince we will get a good crop.

Orange blossom

The bank and the campo are full of yellow. The mimosa is in full bloom now as is my hay fever. There is pollen everywhere. Sadly the trees are getting a bit straggly on our bank and will need to be cut back pretty hard after flowering.


I think the wild orchids we have at the back of the house are growing towards Oz this year. There are some leaves about but this time last year the flowers were out. Fingers are still crossed that they will flower. This is one from the banks of the access road to the house. There are also bee orchids suddenly showing their leaves.

Wild orchid

8 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Spain again

  1. It looks so warm there. I’ve heard of banksia rose and seen close ups of the flowers but never a photo which gives scale – one to consider.

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  2. That pink succulent flower is Carpobrotus chilensis. Some know it as pigface. Some know it as Hottentot fig. I know it as freeway iceplant, even though it is not really an iceplant. None of these names sound very appealing. I planted it for erosion control on an embankment. It is VERY naturalized on the beaches here, and holds the sand in place. I don’t know what the beaches did before it was here.


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