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October Flower of the Month:  Autumn Squill  (MT: Għansar tal-Ħarifa) Prospero autumnale
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October Flower of the Month:  Autumn Squill  (MT: Għansar tal-Ħarifa) Prospero autumnale

Enter Autumn! (or so we hope…for the sake of all farmers, all wildlife and all gardens in need of some rest from the heat…) The Autumn Squill is the miniature equivalent of the Sea Squill we introduced last August as our plant of the month. This tiny indigenous flower of less than a cm is...

July Flower of the Month: The Chaste Tree (MT: Siġra tal-Virgi)
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July Flower of the Month: The Chaste Tree (MT: Siġra tal-Virgi)

Purple and lilac are once again the colours of this month’s featured flower thanks to the spectacular blooming of the Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)  which occasionally has pinkish lighter flowers.  Known with various names in both Maltese (Għadiba, Bżar tal-Patrijiet) and English (Chasteberry, Monk’s Peppers) this deciduous Mediterranean species is one of the only indigenous...

Flower of the month – April – Wild Orchids of the Maltese Islands
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Flower of the month – April – Wild Orchids of the Maltese Islands

With the wide array of colours, shapes and scents of flowers bursting forth In early springtime it is very difficult to choose just one plant to focus on – so this time round we feature a selection from a group of plants known more for their exotic counterparts (grown on industrial scales to embellish homes...