October 6, 2015

21 New Charming Varieties of Primrose

Old fashioned primrose comes again to play when you see these 21 new stupendous varieties of primrose (Primula auricula) that I would like to share with you today – if you let me and see the rest of the post.
I have spotted them on the exhibition in UK and that have changed my approach to the lady primrose names as cowslip or mountain cowslip.
Hopefully you will like them as I do and maybe you will change your mind about her as well.

My favourites are "Merlin Stripe" and "Susannah". What's yours? 

 "Ancient Society"


"Fred Booley"

"Ginger Spice"

"Grey Lag"



"McWatts Blue"


"Merlin Stripe"







"Purple Prose"

"Red Mark"


"T. A. Hadfield"

"Three Way Stripe"

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#mountaincowslip #flowers #primrose #primula

Mouth Watering Olives, Flying Fish and other on the Market in Loule

Being in the Algarve and not visiting the market? Rather not. These markets are not tourist attraction, despite the fact they are, you may see locals buying the freshest you can get fish and sea food. 
Why it is worth to see it? You may buy the sea food that fishermen of the Algarve brought from their night shifts. You may see the sea food that you haven’t seen before and you may  try olives in tens of different tastes.

These photos I have taken in Loulé, the Algarve. If you want to enjoy it, come early in the morning, before 8 am. The air is fresh and the market is not so crowded. Later, slowly gets packed with buyers. Usually after 12 there is not so much left to buy, all fresh sea food and best veggies and fruits are gone.  
#thealgarve #seafood #loule #fishmarket
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October 3, 2015

Pink pepper growing on a tree in the backyard!

Known as Peruvian pepper, American pepper, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pepper tree, peppercorn tree, Californian pepper tree, pirul and Peruvian mastic) is an evergreen tree growing up to 15 meters /50 feet.

Exactly that tree (Schinus molle) is growing here all over Algarve. Local people use it sometimes as pepper, but also mix it with black pepper.

It is native to the Peruvian Andes, pink fruits are sold as ‘pink peppercorns’ although the tree unrelated to true pepper (Piper nigrum).

#pinkpepper #algarve #portugal

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