March 2013

This link takes you to a list of wild flowers with photos for the Algarve – Some of the most enduring images of the Algarve for those who visit in spring and early summer (from January through to the end of May) are the displays of wildflowers. They are everywhere, from the clifftops which tower over the beaches, through the barrocal (the coastal strip behind the Algarve’s magnificent beaches), in the river valleys and right up into the mountain pastures and woodlands. Every little bit of uncondsidered roadside land is home to numerous species of these tough and opportunistic plants.

This site will help you identify plants, trees and shrubs. There is also information on good areas to view orchids and wild flowers walks.

The above article is taken from The Dry Gardening Handbook written by dry garden authority, Olivier Filippi. It is also available on the web site of  The Mediterranean Garden Society.  The book is one of many featured in Reading for Mediterranean Gardeners, in the right hand menu listing pages of information.

growing the in the garden of Burford Hurry, Loule, Algarve