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Flora Menorca

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I haven’t travelled out of the UK for nearly a decade. In that Time I have had two kids, changed jobs, moved etc,so had completely forgotten how great it is to have a complete change of scene was awesome. 33 degrees celsius all week and beautiful clear sea, paella and great cheese etc, swimming, basking in the sun, new people. I did manage to programme in a spot of blog photography as I noted quite a few bits of interest on my travels to the beach and back. The image above shows a good sized palm Date palm behind our apartment, I love the way the old leaves have been so neatly cut off and that this adds another ornamental aspect to the plant.

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Bougainvillea was planted around the apartments and was in 3 colours; at night lizards come out of hiding from it and crawled around the walls. at the base was a plant I didnt recognise but was a native to the island, Santolina and Hibiscus shrubs where dotted about also.

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This hibiscus had new flowers daily.

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The Tamarisk seen above where common, this one had some fruiting bodies at its base ( Ganoderma possibly)

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On the areas approaching the beach there where a number interesting plants. This one had great flowers and was living in the sand! I collected some seed of this one.

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This pic shows it in a bit more detail. As well as this plant I discovered a nice Euphorbia, a very white sea holly, possibly a Balotta and a legume. See below.

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Euphorbia….

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Sea Holly med style

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Ballota of some form

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Not sure what this is but it was used in gardens a lot; as was Oleander. I spotted a number of different colours and forms.

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Something I have not seen before was the use of Pittosporum tobira as hedging. It has great leave shapes / texture and it also had loads of seed on it some thing that doesn’t happen in the uk.

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It was all very nice and relaxing.

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Adios !