Following on from my previous post showing you the beautiful almond blossom, I thought you might enjoy a flavour of the delights of a day in January, east of Màlaga – garden style!
What does your garden look like on a January day?
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wow I miss having a garden, in barcelona i can only grow a few things on my balcony! I wish I had more space and sunlight!
Ah, but that’s one of the benefits of living in the Campo 🙂
My garden looks like a bog in January, that is if you can see it under the snow
OOHHH snow? I’m sure lots of people think it’s always sunny in Italy, all year round!
I did, until my first winter..
Love the succulents….the yellow is particularly gorgeous!
It’s so cheerful, isn’t it? Glad you like it, Madhu 🙂
One of my favourite things to do is take a walk with someone around their garden… I think these are flowers/plants that also grow in Australia… so I feel right at home… but your January day looks far more glorious than the grey day I see out my window here 🙂
I love walking around someone’s garden with them too 🙂
Aren’t you sweltering in the heat any more?
In the week or so we’ve been back, temps have been mid 20’s C a few days, mid 30’s and mid 40’s (Friday last week) but constant humidity… We’re back up the coast for 4 days this weekend & it looks to warmish early 30’s forecast. We still have Feb, and usually we get hottest weather then.
oh such loveliness on this bitter cold morning here in the frozen tundra….where it’s a whopping 9 BELOW (F)!! as you can guess, my garden is asleep for the winter 🙂 but it was nice to see all your lovely photos this morning. thank you!!
BRRRRR -9C? How do you survive? I don’t DO cold anymore, Toby!
no, -9F. ah…this is why we want to live in Malaga 🙂 hopefully only 7 more winters! please God….
Passing by I was transfixed by these lovely pictures of blooms. What equipment do you use if I may ask?
We are not there yet, Marianne. Weather sure has been erratic from our end. But thanks for showing us that some areas are just doig fine. Giving us a sense of excitement that spring will come eventually.
Wont be long now, Rommel 🙂
I do enjoy looking at flower posts. I have the bird of paradise growing in my garden in Townsville, North Queensland. I did not realize they grew in Spain as well!
I guess they grow wherever Paradise is located! 🙂
Not like this!! Mine is crispy- you must like in Paradise!
Yes, I do 🙂
Crispy= frozen solid : )
My Dad is positively green with envy at all your lush flora!
AAwww is he? Your Dad would love pottering around my garden 🙂
Wonderful to see beautiful blooms in January. Thank you, Marianne!
You are most welcome, Amy 🙂
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😀 If I had a garden, it would be in 1 meter deep snow right now :). Beautiful plant life Marianne… Enjoy it!
OH – one metre of now! BRRR!
To answer your question, my garden has many of the same flowers in bloom right now! I don’t have that amazingly pretty purple shrub (in your photo dscf6813) and I don’t know the name either! You can bet I’ll be researching it though…I want it!!
The two later purple shots are from the same plant. It’s a good climber – great for hiding something you want hidden – and attracts the bees. It’s one of my favourites because I love the colour purple 🙂
beautiful flowers, great photos … what is that lovely blue plant?
AAwww Christine – that’s the only one I don’t know the name of! It’s a climber and grows very dense (and quickly) with lots of beautiful purple flowers. It’s quite unusual, that’s why I picked it!
Lovely array of flowers Marianne and great photos, as always
Thanks Paddy 🙂
Beautiful exotic garden and I love the glimpse of the hills in the background. I love to do a virtual stroll around other bloggers gardens
Well, I thought I would do something similar – as you inspired me to do! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Even though it will be months before anything blooms in our gardens, it is definitely nice to see these pretty flowers. After all, our Spring will not come until after yours has arrived. Thanks for the beautiful reminder that Winter is only temporary.
Glad you enjoyed our stroll, John 🙂
so beautiful, i would love those flowers in my garden too.
…I’m sure you would! 🙂
Thanks for your comment – much appreciated.
We haven’t had much rain so it’s rather dull and brown here at the moment. I love all the colour in your garden 🙂
There is always colour in the garden here, at any time of year 🙂
lovely garden shots 🙂
my “garden” in álora has a couple of blooming almond strees too.
Aren’t they lovely, especially at this time of year?
Glad you enjoyed the stroll 🙂
I do like that shot of the strelitzia in front of the hill! Here it’s winter – the water lily and lotus have finished flowering, but the araliya – Temple Tree, they call it, the frangipani is flowering beautifully, dropping its great white confetti on the ground each morning. You’re back home in Spain, or still in New Zealand?
The Bird of Paradise flowers are very exotic, aren’t they? I love them. We have frangipani in Spain too, ours is white – gorgeous!
Still in New Zealand – north of the South Island – heading north towards Jo Bryant! 😉
You’re having a great long trip – that’s fabulous. Say hi to Jo and have a great time 🙂
Lovely, very well captured… 🙂
Thank you 🙂
How lovely, thank you. Back here it’s rather dull, green and brown with lots of dormant stuff!
It wont be long though, before shoots are emerging. Spring is a lovely time in England.
Beautiful. I’d love to spend a day in your garden 🙂
…and I’d love to show you around, Jennifer 🙂
Garden? What garden. It’s January, which means it’s winter here in Canada! Lots of snowing. No flowers in the garden. You are lucky to live in such a warm climate, where it’s sunny all year round! What kind of flowers are those purple ones at the bottom (the last photo)?
I just knew that someone would ask me that! I know the names of all the others, but for the life of me can’t think of the purple one! If it comes to me, I’ll let you know …. sorry.
Of course, it was our choice to move from the cool, rainy climate in the UK to Spain – so from that point of view, at least, we made our own luck. It is delightful though to have warm sunshine all year round.