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Anyone who loves plants and flowers will be stunned by the variety of flora to be found at the Sheraton Algarve Hotel & Pine Cliffs Resort, says the Algarve's Mediterranean Garden Society. The...

There are two times of year when I particularly pine for the English landscape – in the autumn, and above all, in the spring. I miss changing colours and falling leaves, and the mass flowering of...

The Mediterranean Garden Society-Portugal is holding its third International Spring Conference under the theme ‘Dry Mediterranean Gardening’. The event will be held from March 28 to 30 at the Pine...

Rosa ‘Sombreuil’

Ah, the rose … whether red-red, snow-white, blush-pink or deep-secret wine, they have captured our hearts and minds for millennia. In art, myth, folklore and commerce, the rose has played an...

Ah yes, the old jokes are the best! But at this time of year aloes really are better in threes, those thorny-leafed succulents whose wonderful flaming spears set the garden alight in winter ......

There are plenty of artistic considerations to be managed in the design of a garden – line and volume, texture and colour, negative space versus full shapes… It is easy to see that you will be...

While many may hanker after the lush greens and rolling pastures of the mild northern climes, I think it’s high time more fuss was made about the silvers. From soft sage to dove grey and silver to...

In simple terms, a “succulent” is a plant that has the ability to store water in specialised tissue for use if water becomes scarce at a later time. For most people this immediately conjures up...

This is a follow up to my previous article on this fantastic genus of garden plants. Let us have a look at those euphorbias that have been recommended for mediterranean climate gardens, never...

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