December Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Portugal

On the 15th of each month I participate in a gardening blog hop called Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where garden bloggers all over the world share what is currently blooming in their garden.

So what’s blooming in Piglet’s plot?

The temperatures here in the Western Algarve have not dipped below 3C at night and have hovered well over 12C during the day. In fact last night it was 18C. We’ve had lots of rain as well as sunshine so the perfect combination for hungry mosquitos as well as a variety of plants.

Purple succulent with pink flowers
Purple succulent with pink flowers

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Succulent with orange flowers
succulent with orange flowers

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Aloe Arborescens
Aloe Arborescens

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Money plant
Money plant

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Agave
Agave

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Poinsettia
Poinsettia

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Hibiscus growing in a pot, December
Hibiscus growing in a pot, December

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Gazania in December
Gazania in December

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Osteospermum in December
Osteospermum in December

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Strawberry flowers in December
Strawberry flowers in December

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November Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Portugal
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  1. Blooming and December do not occur together here. Unless you count the geraniums in my window–inside the house. or the mold in my refrigerator. Your garden is a delight!

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  2. Here in upstate New York, we must wait until spring for outdoor blooms. I love seeing flowers from “the other side of the world” – it helps to keep me patient while I count the days until the crocuses start to break ground. Your blooms are lovely, not at all what one would find growing in my area outdoors Glad to find another NaNoWriMo participating in GBBD!

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    1. Hi Alana and welcome 🙂 I can’t imagine not haveing some flowers throughout the eyar…
      Loved NaNoWriMo it was great fun and it taught me to discipline myself on Time management. If you are doing it next year we should become buddies!

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  3. Your part of Portugal and my part of Down Under are bosom buddies as far as temps go in winter. Simply cannot believe that hibiscus tho’ – can’t get them to stay alive thru’ our occasional minus days: lucky duck you 🙂 ! And those strawberry blossoms: hope they bear fruit!! On the other hand: had my first four small tomatoes of the season today: oh my, had forgotten the depth of flavour after all those bought at the supermarket!!!!

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    1. I’m jealous…no tomatoes here! PErhaps I out to construct a mini green house to protect them for when we do have cold nights. My hibiscus all grow close to the house in pots so are protected if the temperatures suddenly drop. We may ahve temps of 17-18C at night this week but next it could go down to 3C
      there’s nothing like home gron toms for taste… 🙂

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  4. Your flowers are looking beautiful. The no name one is an Agave attenuata. I have a few in my garden too, they are beautiful. And I have loads of money plants, don´t know where the money has gone though…

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    1. Hi Chica…it is about 6yrs old now and can be rather temperamental. Once when it dropped all its leaves I cut all the branches off, stuck it in the corner of the garden and tole it that it had two chances…and it grew like mad….

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  5. We have the most amazing gazanias in flower in the moment. I took photos to share on my blog but have yet to put them on. Do you have to have a garden blog to join the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day? I guess you would do by the name itself, but it is a lovely idea. 🙂

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  6. You have some lovely blooms in your garden PiP! The one with no name (5th one down) is an agave; they are very striking, and grow really big. They grow ‘babies’ from the stems which can be broken off and cultivated to make more!

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