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Javea turns lavender over a year after blaze

AROUND 18 months ago, the area was completely destroyed by fire.

However, thanks to the miracle of nature, the hillside that overlooks the Playa de Granadella in Javea is now covered with beautiful violet flowers.

Just six months after the blaze that burned 812 hectares in Javea and Benitachell, wild gladioli was spotted growing on the slopes, something that the local population believed wasn’t possible ever again.

But now they’ve been joined by the colour and bouquet of lavender which are now in full bloom and have brought back much-needed life to an area that suffered during the spate of forest fires back in 2016.

Botanists say that lavender is often found sprouting in sunny and stony areas, of which the Cala Granadella is a perfect example.

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