Thak you all so much for the tremendous response on yesterday's upload, I was simply amazed
A change today from the bugs and beasties, a couple of flower images.
This lovely wildlfower, a member of the daffodil family, is a most welcome sight in Autumn when its appearance is triggered by cooler temperatures and the first rainfalls of the season in the Mediterranean region. Narcissus serotinus is tiny and only grows to around 20 - 30 mm. It is also a solitary wildflower appearing to be 'dotted' around in the areas where they grow. The leaves appear in the spring well after the flowers have died back having appeared the previous year. October to December are the best months to look for this little gem.
V.2 is tecoma capensis or cape honeysuckle. Cape honeysuckle is a winter flowering, vine-like shrub from South Africa. It can be used as a climbing vine or barrier hedge, trained as a specimen shrub, or used as a ground cover on steep slopes or rocky banks. Throughout autumn and winter Cape honeysuckle produces clusters of brilliant red-orange to scarlet tubular flowers, each about 2" long. If pruned to maintain as a shrub, it can reach 10' or more in height and half as wide. If left to scramble, Cape honeysuckle can cover 25' or more.