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Don’t you simply love this time of year? We’ve had some decent rain, green is covering the land, but the soil is still warm and these fabulous sunny days mean it’s drained enough to dig. The...

The plants are obviously the stars of the show and over the years I have found the following to have really performed for me brilliantly – merciless sun or welcome rain.

Some I call my...

If you want some help choosing roses suitable for Mediterranean gardens then you can count on this advice from the owner of a famous rose garden in a Mediterranean setting.

People often...

The Mediterranean Garden Fair will take place in the gardens of the Pousada in Estoi on Saturday, November 7 and, as usual, we will be celebrating the start of the gardening year. This annual...

I was given some good advice when I first started gardening in the Algarve: consider summer as the winter, and autumn as a second spring. As peculiar as this may sound to begin with, it is...

In a country where water is scarce and expensive, gardens are full of useful plants: edible, fragrant or medicinal. The idea of making multi-useful hedges is a good idea. However, the traditional...

I would like to start by saying I am all for us designing our own gardens: to embark on a journey of discovery about our particular patch of dirt, its surroundings and the plants that grow there....

There are three basic types of pots available for potting - clay, ceramic and plastic. Each has its own particular advantages.

The natural colour and shape of clay pots tend to suit the...

One of the qualities people almost unanimously mention when asked what they want from their gardens is colour. It is often assumed that you need litres and litres of water to sustain summer colour...

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