DSCF2588DSCF2589DSCF2585DSCF2597Bougainvillea in rich orange and the more usual purple but not in Madeira – these colourful climbers are much, much closer to home –

DSCF2593DSCF2608DSCF2603DSCF2625DSCF2611DSCF2618DSCF2621DSCF2617DSCF2627DSCF2623DSCF2600I’ve saved the air fare and didn’t have to book a Boutique Hotel this time – but I still get to enjoy a taste of the fantastic flora I saw bedecking the botanic gardens in Madeira, with a touch of something even more exotic. Can you guess where?

Here’s a clue –

DSCF2693DSCF2700Thug, the Petersham Nurseries Cat, helping out with the Poppy Appeal today…..