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Say It With Flowers: Great Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS: GREAT FLOWERS TO GROW IN YOUR GARDENFlowers are a common luxury that most of us indulge in. A single rose can make our day bright. A garden-full of different blooms, however, will feel like heaven. Flowers are nature’s gift to us, and it is proper that we return the favour by taking care of them.

PITANGA, Eugenia uniflora

PITANGA, EUGENIA UNIFLORAIn the book “Messias das Plantas” Carlos Magdalena, from Kew Gardens, defends plants at risk of extinction. Kew Gardens, close to London, is a key space of botanical diversity.
We have few botanical gardens in Portugal, the best in Lisbon, the one in Coimbra not well kept. In the Algarve we have only one.

Natural Ways To Grow Nutritious Plants At Home

Natural Ways To Grow Nutritious Plants At HomeHaving a garden is not only visually appealing, but it also can be an investment if you are into growing your own food. As farmers move further from the natural ways of growing crops, many people are becoming increasingly concerned about what they are putting in their bodies. You definitely do not want to feed your family fruits and vegetables full of chemicals or, worse, genetically mutated food.

Gardening in Heat: Can you lay artificial grass directly on soil and concrete?

Gardening in Heat: Can you lay artificial grass directly on soil and concrete?Artificial grass is the sign of a modern backyard. It is there to help you maintain a perfect looking lawn that is low maintenance at the same time. Let’s face it; people don’t have enough time to take proper care of every plant that they have, growing in their small gardens, especially when they are exposed to heat all the time. So, the artificial lawn is an excellent alternative to natural grass, as it also helps with reducing water waste.

Mediterranean Gardening Association Summer News

Mediterranean Gardening Association Summer NewsFind out all about forthcoming Gardening Events in the Algarve, and of course the eagerly awaited Mediterranean Garden Fair 2019 coming up in October. You can read the Summer Newsletter HERE.

W: www.mediterraneangardeningportugal.org

 

Impressive Numbers for Mediterranean Garden Fair 2018

Impressive Numbers for Mediterranean Garden Fair 2018The Tenth Anniversary event for the annual autumn garden fair took place on Saturday October 27 in Sao Bras and celebrated the start of the gardening year. We were fortunate to have a dry sunny day following the first few rainy days of the autumn, encouraging everyone to get busy in the garden again.

The MGAP Spring Garden Fair escaped the worst

The MGAP Spring Garden Fair escaped the worstDespite the run up to this years Spring Garden Fair being dogged by much needed heavy rain, not so welcome howling winds and even a mini tornado across the Algarve, the event went ahead as planned. On the day the rain held off until early afternoon, giving the 350 or so visitors the chance to buy from small nurseries and growers offering a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees for sale. Some visitors, we learned, had travelled long distances to take advantage of the unique opportunity to buy from the specialist nurseries gathered together for the day.

Top Algarve landscape gardener launches consultancy

Top Algarve landscape gardener launches consultancyRenowned landscape gardener Steve Townson, of Green Fingers’ fame, has launched a bespoke garden consultancy based on over 30 years’ experience designing, landscaping and maintaining some of the most prestigious gardens in the Algarve.

Working hand-in-hand with a keen, new landscaping and garden maintenance company, Steve offers everything from on-site consultancy to project management. Whether you are creating a new garden, or wanting to inject fresh life into an established one, Steve’s extensive knowledge and advice will ultimately save you time and money.