The garden at our home on the hillside in Peyia, is filled with colour all year round. Tony has inherited his fathers’, ”green fingers” and seems to find the right shrubs and flowers for any type of soil – and with the hill itself being mainly rock and very difficult, growing a gardenĀ  isn’t easy.

There have been some trials and errors and many successes! Sometimes, we are surprised by how quickly certain shrubs get established and now and again, have been disappointed by the fact that some bulbs haven’t taken.

This week, we’ve had a lovely surprise in the form of this beautiful flower, (photo below), which seems to have shot out of the pot in which it was planted and is now standing proud , seemingly smiling at us as we walk down the steps near where it is growing.

It’s a happy flower and makes me smile whenever I look at it!