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Alternative lawns

I was fortunate to recently attend an inspirational talk by renowned plantsman Olivier Filippi about the huge variety of alternatives to the traditional lawn. Author of Alternatives au Gazon (...

The potted garden

Since becoming a professional gardener, I have only ever lived in apartments, so my own gardens have been limited to what will grow well in pots. I had always seen this as a misfortune, forever...

By Marilyn Medina Ribeiro

Colour, whether subtle or shouting, is fundamental to successful design and the mood of a garden. When you look at the colours...

When I think of the colour orange, I think happy. I can’t really explain why. I know the Hindus think of it as a happy colour – orange silks and a gold thread for weddings and saris. But what...

By Marilyn Medina Ribeiro

If you saw the column at the beginning of August, starting a mini-series about how to keep cool in the garden, you may recall that one of the key elements invoked...

By Marilyn Medina Ribeiro

Autumn in mediterranean regions is a magical time of year. Following the long summer hibernation, the plant world is coming to life. Shorter daylight hours,...

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