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Cap d'Or Moraira

Start of walk to Cap Do'r Moraira

Start of walk to Cap Do’r Moraira

It’s the 17th of May 10.30am and we are off for a walk to Cap d’or.
Cap d’or is the pepper pot watchtower above El Portet in Moraira built in the 16th century. It’s going to be another hot sunny day so walking in the morning is much easier. A leisurely walk to the top takes 30 mins. The pathways are rough with loose rocks, so you need to be sure footed with sensible footwear. I would not attempt it in the wet as there are expanses of flat rock that would get very slippy. During the winter it also gets slippy in the mornings from the dew, so best to let the sun dry it out and walk later in the day. The start of the walk is at the end of Pto. de Alcudia and this road is off Puerto del sol.
Simply follow the green and white markers along the way.

markers

markers

There are many wild flowers to look at all the way up to the top. The views are stunning and at the top you can see Javea and beyond on one side and Moraira over to Benidorm, with the Penon de Ifach rock in Calpe in between, on the other. It’s amazing just how many properties there are scattered along the coastline. If you need to know more about [buying property in Moraira](http://www.spanish-property-sales.net/buying-guide) this link may help you.
Enjoy the pictures we took!

butterfly

butterfly

wild flower el portet

wild flower el portet

wild flowers

wild flowers

wild flower

wild flower

wild flowers

wild flowers

moraira view

moraira view

view

view

javea view

javea view

view of tower

view of tower

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Posted by on 05/20/2009 08:23:00

Strelitizia Reginae plant

Strelitizia (bird of Paradise plant)

Strelitizia (bird of Paradise plant)

This plant is a must for any garden on the Costa Blanca and will be ideal in any Moraira or Javea garden. It has very distinctive spiky yellow and orange flowers which give the appearance of bird crests, they are very unusual and if cut last a long time in water.
They are excellent grown in pots or in the garden and the foliage is evergreen and has large spear like leaves in a grey-green.

The plant is a member of the banana family so will only tolerate a light frost and temperatures below -2 degrees Centograde coluld damage the flowers and leaves. They need rich soil and frequent feeding. The plant flowers during spring and autumn and winter.

They are readily available in garden centres throughout the Costa Blanca. Many Moraira villas and Javea properties enjoy this plant.

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Posted by on 01/11/2009 16:44:00

Mahonia (Oregon Grape)

Plants for Moraira Properties

Plants for Moraira Properties

This is very distinctive plant and gives a beautiful splash of colour in the winter with bunches of yellow flowers in spikes on the tops of the branches. The plant has dark prickly leaves similar to holly but not quite so prickly and when the flowers have finished, produces blue-black berries which are popular with birds.
It makes a beautiful ornamental plant in any moraira or javea garden and is available at most garden centres.

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Posted by on 01/11/2009 16:40:00

Arbutus Unedo (Strawberry tree)

Moraira Strawberry Tree

Moraira Strawberry Tree

This is a beautiful evergreen tree which bears small clusters of very pretty bell like white flowers in late autumn and at the same time has very bright ornamental yellow strawberries which turn a very bright red.

These strawberries are edible but are very dry and do not have much flavour.

This tree looks extremely attractive in any garden and the leaves are attractive in the winter as they are dark and quite shiny. They do not transplant well, so always buy a container grown one.

These plants are readily available in most garden centres.

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Posted by on 01/03/2009 16:21:00

Moraira Poinsettia

Moraira Poinsettia

Moraira Poinsettia

This is a beautifully dramatic red plant which is very popular at Christmas. The red plant is the most common but there are similar varieties with very pale green and white leaves, or pink leaves which are also very attractive. They make good house or naya plants and need feeding during their flowering season. The poinsettia likes plenty of light and warm temperatures. Once it has produced its coloured leaves it is happy with temperatures around 10 degrees centigrade.
If the plant is kept indoors it likes plenty of light but total darkness at night.

There is also an outdoor poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) which grows into quite a large tree of up to 10 feet.

These plants are readily available in most garden centres.

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Posted by on 01/03/2009 16:16:00

Moraira Thymus Vulgaris

Thymus

Thymus

This plant is a very useful herb to grow in the garden.
The plant is quite compact with small grey/green leaves and in midsummer has clumps of purple flowers.

It is readily available in most garden centres.

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Posted by on 12/12/2008 14:35:00

Rosemary Officinalis

Moraira Rosemary

Moraira Rosemary

This is a very useful plant for cooks and makes a decorative and aromatic plant in the garden. It is particularly good grown in pots as this keeps the plant compact and it does not get too straggly.
The plant is evergreen with attractive grey/green leaves and pretty pink/lilac flowers.

The plant is very reasonably priced and is available in most garden centres.

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Posted by on 12/11/2008 14:33:00

Plumbago

Plumbago Plant

Plumbago Plant

This is a most beautiful shrub with pale, deep blue or white flowers. It can be trained to be a climber, a spreading shrub and can even be used as a hedge.
It flowers late summer and likes full sun. It needs light watering.

These plants are readily available in garden centres.

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Posted by on 12/10/2008 14:31:00

Agarve Atenuata

Agarve Atenuata

Agarve Atenuata

This is an outstanding structural plant with wide grey leaves. Many agarves have quite dangerous spikes at the ends of the leaves but this partu¡icular variety has quite soft fleshy type leaves and is most attractive.
A bonus with this plant is that it will produce babies which can be removed and repotted.

It requires almost no watering.

They are readily available in garden centres.

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Posted by on 12/05/2008 14:19:00

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

This is a very beautiful plant with quite exotic flowers, either in pale pink, cerise or white.
These plants like a fairly shady place in the garden and should be watered regularly from the base. They flower late summer and will go on flowering through the autumn. Give them a feed once a week whilst flowering.

They are extremely reasonable in price and are readily available in garden centres. These also come in miniature form.

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Posted by on 12/05/2008 14:17:00