Gardening Opportunities

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe, practical gardeners and authors living in Spain for twenty five years.
You can visit them at www.gardenspain.com

Be sure you know why you are coming to Spain to garden

July 28th, 2015|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe who has enjoyed living in Spain for over 25 years. Introduction Over the past twenty five years we have experienced wave after wave of individuals, families and retired couples coming to Spain and buying properties, with many of them looking forward to having a sun-lit garden on most days of the year. […]

Close Plantings Are Beneficial In Mediterranean Gardens

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe, practical holistic gardener and author living in Spain for 25 years. During the long hot Spanish spring to early autumn, anything one can do to shade the surface of soil is extremely beneficial, for it delays, or even better prevents, the surface from hardening and capillary evaporation pores from forming and descending into the soil mass. […]

Mini Gardens Within Gardens

May 28th, 2015|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe, Spain’s best known expatriate gardening author, gardening in Spain for 27 years. Most gardens in Spain and indeed in all Mediterranean regions of the world benefit from the garden around the house being designed as a series of interesting mini-gardens, preferably each with its own soul and style, but integrated into an overall holistic landscape that enables great living and garden wanders all the year round. […]

Tasty Vegetable Paellas From The Garden

April 24th, 2015|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe Not everyone likes to eat factory-grown chickens and rabbits in Paellas, especially if they are imported, so the solution is to cook vegetable paellas with as wide a diversity of vegetables as possible to achieve a great flavour and maximise the mix of beneficial fibres, vitamins and trace minerals. […]

Roses Can Grow Well In Spain

March 19th, 2015|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe, holistic gardener and author in Spain for 27 years. Roses can do well in Spanish gardens as they have for two millenniums and May and June are times of the most amazing displays in both private and public gardens. The flowers and perfume can make a useful feature of a wall, a corner of a garden patio or courtyard, or even be the centre piece of a garden. […]

March Is A Great Month For New Garden Initiatives

February 24th, 2015|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe, holistic gardener and author living in Spain for over 25 years. Last night I watched a video of the first five years of my Spanish garden whilst sitting in an almost two hundred year old rocking chair in front of a warm log burning stove; just as my grandmother would have done, but in rural Hertfordshire. […]