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There are three basic types of pots available for potting - clay, ceramic and plastic. Each has its own particular advantages.

The natural colour and shape of clay pots tend to suit the...

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....

One of the qualities people almost unanimously mention when asked what they want from their gardens is colour. It is often assumed that you need litres and litres of water to sustain summer colour...

The genus Ficus contains roughly 2,000 trees, shrubs or vines. The fruit of the species in this genus consists of a hollow fruit-like receptacle, inside which the tiny male and female flowers are...

Meaningful home improvements for sellers

Today’s real estate market continues to be a buyer’s market, making it difficult to get top dollar for your property. However, try some of the following affordable DIY home improvements to...

A passing comment inspired me to stop and think about this recently. Admiring a tumbling bougainvillea and vivid red Canna indica in front of a whitewashed wall, the comment was: “Oh that’s lovely...

A common design issue is how to give both access and privacy in a garden.

The traditional Mediterranean garden is a rectangular walled garden. The walls are needed for important practical...

Algarve’s property market recovery well underway

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After the release of their latest survey The Algarve Property Market Report 2015, Andrew Coutts, managing director of the ILM Real Estate Group, says there is “a real dynamic in...

Oceânico Group launches multi-resort sales drive as Algarve property market swings into overdrive

The Oceânico Group has announced it is selling properties at three of its Algarve resorts – the Amendoeira Golf Resort, Belmar Spa & Beach Resort and Baía da Luz – as the nation’s property...

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