Gardening in Spain

All about gardening in Spain and growing your own flowers, fruits and vegetables under the Spanish sun.

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe Practical gardeners and gardening authors living in Spain for 25 years. Spanish patio gardens and world wide expansion. Patio gardens have been popular in Spain for over a thousand years and continue to be so to this day. Many expatriates incorporating the concept and best of their features into the […]

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe,  Active gardeners and authors living in Spain for 25 years The basic needs With creativity and perseverance great gardens can be created in Spain. Gardens that are not only colourful and perfumed but , most importantly, allow a generally outdoor lifestyle and are productive as well. Let’s look in more detail […]

Drought continues – what next with the weather? Still no rain. Just one light shower in the past four months. What the rest of the month will bring us is any ones guess. Back in the late 1980’s a storm a month could be expected and in 1987 we had two weeks of rain in […]

Issues affecting Spanish planting strategies Deciding what to plant in a Spanish garden is more complicated than in Northern Europe for a number of reasons. Firstly the wide variations of quality and depths of soils. Secondly the amazing variations in microclimates in a few kilometres and even hundrds of metres. Thirdly the wide variations in […]

  By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe Holistic gardeners authors and gardening coaches living in Spain for 25 years March can be a challenge For many February was a difficult gardening month. Nights were mainly cold, with frosts well below zero in many gardens even less than a kilometre from the coast and many exotic plants […]