I've been away of computer land not because my computer was not well but because we went to England!
It's such a happiness to us to go there but now we don't go as often as we would like because we are so many, it's expensive and we haven't the nerve to go to my sister in law all the time. We can't present there and say "we are all here".
I have some pictures to show but maybe not today. I have so many things to do as you can imagine.
I just popped up to say my husband is having a book to sell on Amazon.
The Gardens of Madeira (Hardcover) by Gerald Luckhurst (Author)
£30.00 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery.
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As the title says is on Madeira Island gardens.
From the site:
Attracting over a million visitors each year, the island gardens of Madeira are unique. For centuries Madeira was at the crossroads of the world - half-way between the tropics and the old continent. The islanders were poised to receive plants from far-flung empires and accommodate ideas from both north and south. In such a climate, growth is phenomenal and streets and squares are filled with magnificent trees (jacarandas, flame-trees and rosewoods) let alone the oozing dragon trees. Some thirty gardens in and around the capital, Funchal, and further afield as well as some of the unique native flora and landscape are expertly described. Luckhurst also explores the discovery and development of the island and its earliest gardens, and the role of Portuguese aristocrats and British wine merchants in creating the country estates known as quintas.
About the Author
GERALD LUCKHURST is a landscape architect who has designed and built many gardens on the island. He is an expert plantsman with an unrivalled knowledge of sub-tropical flora. Each year he leads a number of specialist garden tours of the island.
I posted about Madeira before. You may see it here.