Permaculturing in Portugal

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More quinta wildlife

Having cleared away a lot of the bracken and brambles that have been regrowing, I made another great discovery. These Early Purple Orchids (Orchis mascula) growing all over the lower terraces.

Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)

Some other wildflowers growing on the quinta that I managed to capture before the camera batteries died:

Erva das sete sangrias, Lithospermum prostratum or Lithodora diffusa

The beautiful Erva das sete sangrias (Lithospermum prostratum, or more commonly these days, at plant nurseries anyway, Lithodora diffusa)

Purple columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris

Purple columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)

Primrose, Primula vulgaris

Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

Common violet, Viola riviniana

Common or dog violet (Viola riviniana)

Also noticed Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum).

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  1. sophie April 29, 2009

    it all looks so beautiful. we WILL get over to see it next time you’re there!

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