We were expecting to see the island of Madeira, covered with flowers. Indeed anyone you speak to seems to have the same opinion, that it is the 'garden of the Atlantic' and flowers abound. But, although there were a lot of flowers to be seen, it was not the floral explosion we had been led to expect. Having said that, the flowers we did see, were both exotic and impressive. Here, a pink Bottle Brush plant was attracting a lot of attention from the bees.