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David A. Bainbridge is professor emeritus of ecology and agro-ecology at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. He is the author or co-author of many books, including The Straw...

Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) is a desert plant noted for its ability to survive almost complete desiccation. During dry weather, in its native habitat, its stems curl into a tight...

A very successful first Midsummer Brunch was organised for the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal (MGAP) members and friends on June 25 by our events coordinator, Tessa Hearn.

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This year the Mediterranean Gardening Association in Portugal (MGAP) took the first positive steps towards establishing a botanic garden in the Algarve. The site of approximately 1,000sqm on the...

“Now in my 80th year I can look back on a journey that has taken me through some of the world’s most exciting wild and garden landscapes and brought me experiences that have been enriching as well...

Is the Algarve mediterranean? Good question, and one I often get asked at the Mediterranean Gardening Association. You will have noticed that there is a small ‘m’ and a large ‘M’ involved already...

Spring is a great time of year to see plants looking their best and temptations aplenty were on offer at the Spring Garden Fair on Saturday, March 4 at Quinta da Figueirinha.

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There is an interesting tension between gardeners and botanists on the subject of plant names because they use names for different purposes. Gardeners use names that give universal labels that can...

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a good time to take stock of the garden. If you can make notes on what has worked well and what problems you had, this will be a great help...

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