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Dimorphoteca

March 25th, 2017|Categories: Flowers of the month|

The plant of the month is Dimorphoteca a cousin of the daisy which is native to South Africa. This plant is ideal for growing here in Spain as it requires little [...]

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Wisteria Sinensis

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Flowers of the month|

The Wisteria Sinensis is a very strong and beautiful climber that originated in China and Japan.It can reach up to 15 metres and can last about a hundred years. […]

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Bougainvillea

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Garden News|

Bougainvillea – love them or loathe them, they are here to stay in Spain. Flowering time – summer to autumn […]

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Citrus Trees

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Flowers of the month|

Most of us have some Citrus Trees in our garden for their foliage, flowers and fruit of course. […]

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Desert Rose – Adenium Obesum or Adenio

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Flowers of the month|

The genus Adenium is composed of 15 species of shrubs in the family Apocynaceae originating in tropical areas of eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. The main species of the Desert Rose are: Adenium obesum, Adenium arabicum, Adenium speciosum, somalense Adenium, Adenium coetaneum. […]

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The Fatal Palm Weevil Disaster

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Garden News|

Palm Weevils have become a major garden menace. Over the past ten years the Palm Weevil or beetle has destroyed thousands of palm trees in Spain and other Mediterranean countries. In this article we discuss the phenomenon. […]

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Plumeria (Frangipani)

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Flowers of the month|

The Plumeria (Frangipani) is one of the most succulent plants around and it blooms during the warm months, normally from June to November or December depending on the weather. The plants, during the months of autumn and winter need little care, because while it’s cold it needs no watering. […]

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Farewell Friends and Some Last Ideas For Your Gardens

August 26th, 2016|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe Dear Readers and all the Murcia gardeners that I have met at various talks, this will be last contribution to the fantastic Costa Cálida Chronicle magazine; for very good reasons.’Dick enjoying a retirement nature walk above his house’ […]

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Coping With Strong Winds

July 30th, 2016|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick HandscombeMany expat gardeners in Spain have gardens in exposed positions and have to cope with regular or occasional strong gusty winds that dry out the open garden soil and flower pots, roll pots over and cause damage to plants, even uprooting or snapping them off. […]

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