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Reducing waste, re-using materials and recycling are all things which will save money, help the environment (and potentially your back) and, I hope, give you a warm glow of satisfaction. These...

An English-speaking seminar explaining how people can register properties for ‘alojamento local’ (local lodging) was held on May 13 at Vale do Lobo auditorium and attended by over 100 people....

In the world there are nearly 300 different species of clematis, many of which already flourish in Mediterranean climates. Large-flowered clematis make up the majority of at least 5,000 varieties...

Adding value to your property – exterior focus

Following on from my article last month, where we predominantly focused on the interior of the property, this month the focus turns to the outside areas.

The overcrowded property...

The genus Salvia is probably best known for the culinary sage Salvia officinalis, and perhaps those rather brash bedding plants derived from Salvia splendens, which adorn roundabouts and town...

Spring fever – a gardening checklist for the Mediterranean

As the Mediterranean Gardening Association prepares for the first Spring Garden Fair to be held this Saturday (April 11) from 11am to 5pm in the rural setting of the Quinta da Figueirinha near to...

Adding value to your property

With fierce competition in both property sales and rentals, it’s advisable to think about how you can make your property stand out in this overcrowded marketplace.

Supply is currently...

There’s a certain discussion that I have quite often. It comes up whenever I take on a new project, but also in conversation with people about the way they garden here, the kind of plants they use...

This is the most beautiful tree that you can grow in southern Portugal. It is a big tree with large leaves like avocado leaves. In spring, the big blossoms grow in fragrant bouquets. They produce...

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