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“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...

Whether in the frankincense and myrrh of the Bible stories or the ingredients of Christmas food and drink, plants play an important role in the meaning and enjoyment of midwinter celebrations and...

This year the Mediterranean Garden Fair was a little different from previous ones. For one thing, it was held for the first time in the leafy courtyard of the museum gardens in São Brás de...

One of the most difficult things for gardeners to get used to when moving to southern Portugal from colder countries is knowing what to plant, and when. Like most things in life there is no golden...

One of the most frequent requests from clients when I am taking a garden design brief is “colour in the summer”. It’s an obvious place to start, and a logical wish; those who have holiday homes in...

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