Mediteranean gardens need, more than in other areas of the world, need a practical and creative analysisof short and long term lifestyle needs before starting to desgn and debelop a garden in detail. The book ‘Your Garden in Spain – From planning to planting and maintenance was designed to assist you in such a process.
Gardening in Spain
All about gardening in Spain and growing your own flowers, fruits and vegetables under the Spanish sun.
Fruit growing is popular in many Mediterranean gardens and in containers on apartment terraces and balconies. The seven success factors are described and the handy book ‘Growing healthy fruit in Spain’ is recommended.
The Spanish adventures to be experienced by gardening and walking in Spain, especially during retirement, are discussed and details of two new books ‘Our 52 day retirement adventure along the Spanish Pyrenees’ and ‘ Living well from our garden – Mediterranean style’ are mentioned.
Winter cut back starts with fine weather Although there were some cloudy days just before the New Year we are now experiencing warm sunny weather from dawn to dusk, and beyond. Indeed when dinner quests left at 02.00 hours on the 4th January the thermometer in our north facing front porch showed 16 degrees. It […]
Dry gardening has been the norm Without trying one has had to dry garden during the past two years, at least in Spain, as there have been exceptionally long periods without more than a few drops of rain and then few good showers before the next long run of dry weather. There has been one […]
Report on the wonderful autumn gardens in Spain both in terms of late flowerings and getting overwintering vegetables off to a good start. Two new interesting Spanish lifestyle books are also announced.
Attractive autumn gardens With continuing sunny days after some heavy autumn showers, storms in some places, gardens are bright with the colour of autumn flowers and brilliant green deciduous and evergreen leaves. They are a joy to stroll around, work in as some trimming back of rain stimulated growth is needed plus it’s time to […]
When designing a new or redesigning an existing Spanish or Mediterranean garden it is important to take account of ones lifestyle needs. A checklist of important issues is provided plus an indication of useful books.