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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...

South Africa is recognised as one of the six greatest floral kingdoms of the world and the Cape region at the southern tip has a flora of exceptional richness and diversity.

Differing...

Filbert Press, February 2016, 240 pages, full colour, ISBN 9780993389207

Beautiful, resilient groundcovers for terraces, paved areas, gravel and other alternatives to the lawn – excellent...

For me, the best time of year here in the Algarve includes the cooler months – starting with our second spring following the autumn rainfall. This is still a sort of miracle of regeneration with...

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