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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...

Fine & Country goes west

Long-established Western Algarve estate agent Chris Garveigh and his wife Jacqui Holt are the latest addition to the growing international network of Fine & Country agents.

Chris and...

Planning, the key to success

The level of success in everything we do can often be measured by the extent of our planning.

For example, when buying a car we begin the planning by first thinking about what we want. In...

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This luxury villa with 5-bedrooms en-suite is located just a short drive from Portimão and Alvor.

The property, built to the highest modern...

Merci beaucoup! Algarve enjoys ‘French invasion’

The much-publicised French tax exodus is having a desirable effect on the Algarve’s property market. Estate agents up and down the region report an influx of French buyers.

“We are at the...

Natives, exotics and invaders

Without wishing to get too political, when it comes to invasions the British have a lot to answer for. I am not talking about the re-designing of frontiers on maps, but rather our grand tradition...

Euphorbia is a very varied genus of about 2,000 species, one of the largest genera in the plant world. There are annuals, perennials, shrubs and many succulents – all with the characteristic milky...

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This three en-suite bedroom villa with private pool and garden is close to Carvoeiro and only a short drive from local restaurants and shops, as well...

Huge fines loom over energy efficiency certificates

From December 1 anyone selling or renting a property must have an energy efficiency certificate. If they don't, they risk startling new fines, ranging from €250 to a whopping €45,000.

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