SoS: Unusual Garden Plants Which Grow in Portugal

For this Week's SoS (Six on Saturday) I 'dug deep' and selected some of my more unusual specimens. I grow most of my plants in pots as they are easier to manage - especially plants that need to be moved to a more sheltered position in the winter. Thankfully, it's been much cooler this week... Continue Reading →

Wildflowers: Cistus Ladanifer – Gum Cistus

The Cistus Ladanifer can be seen across Portugal during May and June. It is a sticky shrub (as I discovered when I wandered off the track to take close-ups). The sticky resin covering the stem and leaves contains healing properties and it is also used in the cosmetic industry to fix the scent in perfumes.... Continue Reading →

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