Plants and Flowers of the Costa del Sol One of the things that really struck us when we moved to the Costa del Sol was the plant life. The region is home to an incredible variety of plants and they produce flowers in a huge array of shapes and colours. Probably the plant that’s most […]
Where to buy Plants in Nerja (and Torrox)
Where to buy Plants in Nerja (and Torrox) When we asked our Spanish friend in Nerja where to buy our plants he told us where to go. And it wasn’t the Viveros (Garden Center) in Nerja. “Whenever I buy plants there they always die. And they’re unfriendly”. The place to buy plants, according to him, […]
Spain: don’t eat the Oranges!
Spain: don’t eat the Oranges! On our first trip to Spain we were amazed by the streets lined with oranges. Each tree seemed to produce hundreds of them. They added colour, a fragrant smell, and a bit of exoticness to the city. We were curious. “Why aren’t people eating them off the tree? And why […]
The “exotic” Green Parrots of Spain
Green Parrots of Spain We first saw them in Seville on our first visit to Spain. Pretty and green with a grey belly and a touch of blue on the wings, you see them flying between trees, often accompanied by loud shrieks. I found them exotic. They reminded me of the tropics and added to […]