Category Archives: Wild flowers

Andalucian jewels

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We’re just back from a  week at the beautiful Finca el Cerrillo on a guided walking holiday with Headwater, and whilst I hoped there might be some wild flowers to admire, I had no idea of the beauty of the Finca’s own gardens or the sheer scale of the wild flowers waiting for me.

Firstly, at the Finca, there was a charming ‘cultivated’ area around the rooms and the pool:IMG_6480

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but also, further from the Finca, but still in the grounds, was a wilder area complete with treehouse (and honesty bar!)IMG_6499

and beautiful blooms and vistas.IMG_6508

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And then walking in the areas around the Finca we saw huge areas of Vipers BuglossIMG_6745

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Cistus (both pink and white) and Lavandula stoechasIMG_6633IMG_6843IMG_6690

Asphodel (both flowers and extraordinary seed heads)

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Sweet peas

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PhlomisIMG_6708

Wild lupinsIMG_6648

Orchids – Mirror Orchid

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Butterfly OrchidsIMG_6635

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Some stunning trees, figs, almonds and tamariskIMG_6602IMG_6608IMG_6616

Clover

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and this beautiful little toadflax.IMG_6867

I assure you there are many more photos, but I’ll leave it there.  I would just urge you to go to this stunning area of Andulucia, north east of Malaga, and see them for yourself.

With enormous thanks to Sue and Gordon for being such great hosts at Finca el Cerrillo, and thanks also to our very knowledgeable and eagle eyed guide Jenny.

And thanks also to Gail, at Clay and Limestone, who hosts a monthly Wildflower Wednesday meme, which I’ve linked this post to.  Thanks Gail!