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There are several frequently encountered adaptations that plants make to protect them against heat and drought. Many have reduced the size of their leaves (and therefore the area vulnerable to the...

We all very quickly become familiar with those huge blue grey spiky plants that adorn the Algarve landscape – the Agave americana (pita or piteira in Portuguese). Originally from Mexico and the...

Tree planting

“Let’s adopt a tree” is the motto of the latest initiative by coalition group Servir Portimão designed to counteract Portimão’s lack of green spaces by planting almond trees throughout the town....

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...

Reading a map to get from one place to another is not a difficult task, but getting exact directions from Google can be a better option, with exact mileages and estimated travel times too. With...

Portuguese real estate on the table in Paris

French investors will be getting together on May 24, 25 and 26 in Paris to learn more about Portugal's real estate and tourism sector.

The event is organised by the Portuguese-French...

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...

The number of properties repossessed by banks due to unpaid instalments has increased rapidly over the past few years.

As banks are not geared towards managing properties, they are forced...

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