Buddha’s hand

We had a trip south a couple of days ago and at Benifalet we stopped. There are Garden centres here that do just plants. A Bizarre concept I know as in the UK you can buy pretty much everything in Garden centres. We were looking for some trees for the garden.. Not olives. We bought four young trees, a big palm and a pot for the house terrace, two paraguay peach trees and a plumbago. The two girls in the centre were really helpful and glad of something to do  I think, there were not many people there. Very quiet, unlike England straight after Christmas and the New Year. We came away with a regal as well. a gift of two very pretty cyclamen plants.

This is the plant that really caught my eye though.

Part of the Citrus family. Got to be a contender for this years weird plant  award...

Part of the Citrus family. Got to be a contender for this years weird plant award..

I have discovered that there is no flesh and that the zest is a really good source of citrus oils.  Maybe I should get one for my next batch of candied peel.