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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...

September is the time of year when gardeners in the Mediterranean usually start thinking about planting bulbs for later autumn and spring colour. Bulbous plants have had an important role in...

This probably sounds more than a bit daft; after all, it is August and record-breaking high temperatures are forecast for the Algarve, and other Mediterranean regions in Europe – but this is the...

Everybody has a different vision of a garden: an “outside room” with swimming pool and barbecue; a place for children to play; a productive area for fruit and vegetables; somewhere beautiful to...

With the good weather and longer days, the garden is now probably overflowing with good produce – maybe more than you can eat. It is also time to say goodbye to some plants that are more sensitive...

The Mediterranean Gardening Association in Portugal held the fifth International Spring Conference in Lagos over the long holiday weekend of April 22-25. The aim was to reveal the practical and...

Sue Parker identifies a problem with identification

For those of us who like to pigeon-hole things, taking an interest in the natural world can be intensely frustrating: no sooner do you...

Drought has always been considered as a limitation for gardens. We have all been influenced by the temperate climate garden model, in which thriving shrubs and lush perennials surround a perfect...

Hundreds of species, thousands of cultivars and almost as many variations in colour: fitting that the genus Iris takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow, and its associated goddess, who...

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