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Gardeners, if they are serious about the subject, spend quite a lot of time thinking about the future. It is one of the most beautiful and frustrating aspects of planning a garden. We’re not just...

Algarve Resident gardening columnist Rosie Peddle is holding an Open Garden Weekend/Plant Sale at her home in Quinta das Sesmarias, Moncarapacho, on December 6 and 7 from 11am to 4pm.

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Thank you to everyone who came along to support our sixth Mediterranean Garden Fair on November 1. What an amazing day we had and thank goodness we had sunshine. Many of those attending remembered...

One of my prevalent interests as a Mediterranean-climate gardener, as you may have begun to notice, is seasonality in the landscape – how to better highlight and celebrate the changing seasons in...

There’s a kind of magic to roof gardens. It may be simply the perspective; on high, you get to see things from an unusual angle, in panoramic vision. But perhaps it has more to do with the thrill...

There is an old saying “familiarity breeds contempt”, and it is true that we can very easily take for granted people, places and possessions, which are close to us on a day to day basis but which...

A new practical guide to the Invasive Plants of Portugal has been published

There is still a lot of confusion, ignorance and just downright bad advice flying around about invasive plants,...

Autumn in the Algarve rarely bears much resemblance to England’s “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, but it does have its own particular joys. One of my bugbears with the run-of-the-mill...

The Pena palace and park

Though this year’s summer holidays have been somewhat brief and low-key with a newborn in tow, it has not stopped us from enjoying some lovely days exploring Portuguese national treasures.

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