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New for 2015 here is the first in an occasional series of articles on the many different varieties of fruit it is possible to grow in the south of Portugal.

The Japanese persimmon is a...

The landscape at this time of year experiences a sort of lull. The rapid greening of the first rains has commenced and will continue its gradual unfolding. The autumn bulbs have done their thing...

And lo, it came to pass that the rain has arrived to soak the parched land and the gardener rushes forth to work the soil, battle the oxalis – and distribute the plants in pots around the garden...

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.

If...

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...

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