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Garden Felix: Spanish Bluebell

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Bluebells can be found in many countries across the globe - but there are none quite as resilient as the Spanish variety of the...

Pomegranate: Spain’s official flower

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Punica granatum, or known more by its common name, the pomegranate, is a tree that is grown in abundance in Spain, due to the...

Garden Felix: PASSIFLORA – PASSION FLOWER

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Passiflora - known as the passionflower or passion vines - are a rampant climber, with approximately 550 different species. An ideal cover to grow in...

Canna will transform a garden into a tropical paradise!

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IF you are looking for a tropical paradise, then canna or canna lilies, are the plant for you! Canna will transform a garden into a...

Banana are not real trees or palm trees

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Banana are not real trees or palm trees - often called banana palms - a perennial herb, with the bird of paradise flowers being...

Angels Trumpet a ‘show-stopper’ – but toxic!

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The Angels Trumpet is a 'show-stopper' with their hanging bugle-shaped flowers of the angel's trumpet, depicting colours of white, peach, pink, orange, or yellow. Grown,...

Gardening: Firespike – a dazzling addition to a garden

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Jewel Firespike splash of colour and aroma attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies Firespike - botanical name Odontonema strictum - known as Cardinal Guard or...

THE spectacular Jacaranda tree

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June bursts of bloom with lavender-blue trumpet-shape flowers THE spectacular jacaranda tree is enjoyed all over the world - especially on the Costa Blanca...

Echinacea summer’s glorious colours

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Echinacea, commonly known as coneflowers, will bring a range of glorious colours in the summer, with flowers or florets ranging from dark burgundy, black,...

Alliums, beautiful long lasting flowers – loved by bees and butterflies

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Allium - Latin for garlic - are also known as the flowering onion, as they have the characteristic onion or garlic odour and taste,...

Bird of Paradise

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The Bird of Paradise is one of the most colorful and spectacular flowers in the world, on show in Spain in aplomb. The name Bird...

Gardening – Callistemon has a lot of bottle!

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Callistemon - known as the Bottlebrush plant - gets the name from the spikes of flowers in bloom with the stems-like fireworks, bearing a...

Gardening: Yucca an ideal plant on the Costa Blanca

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Yucca come in many forms with over 49 different species, originating from North and Central America and the Caribbean. Spain is a Mecca for Yuccas...

Lavender makes a stunning addition to the garden

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THE fragrant smell of Lavender is ideal for gardens on the Costa Blanca, with its origins, a herb native to northern Africa and the...

Gardening in Spain – Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea are a fast growing thorny ornamental vine, bush or tree, with a plethora of abundant flowers. Living on the Costa Blanca in a temperate...

Gardening: Honeysuckle

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THE fragrance of a the sweeping growth or standard tree of Honeysuckle is something to be desired for all - with the sweet taste...

Roses: The most identified symbol of Love.

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Roses are one of the most fragrant and loved flowers in the garden - whether it is floribunda or hybrid tea - and a...

GARDENING WORKSHOP: Plumbago

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Plumbago, also know as Cape Leadwort, Blue Plumbago and Cape Plumbago, originated from India and South East Asia, where it is widely used as...

How To Have The Healthiest Lawn In The Neighborhood?

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If you’re tired of thinking that your lawn is a sorry sight, there are things you can do to make it the talk of...

Xylella fastidiosa killing millions of plants in Spain

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Andrew Atkinson talks to Felix Albaladejo (pictured) proprietor of Garden Felix in Los Montesinos about plant invasive species and pests diseases, ahead of the...

Aliens do exist – but in Los Montesinos?

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British astronaut Dr Helen Sharman, who went into space 28 years ago, has revealed ALIENS do exist: “Aliens exist -there’s no two ways about...

Cactus – Cardón – derived from Spanish cardo ‘thistle’

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SPAIN is renowned for its plethora of cactus varieties - including the Pachycereus Pringlet - that can grow up to 21 feet.  Known as...

GARDENING WORKSHOPS IN MOJÁCAR SCHOOL

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Mojácar Council and the Town’s Bartolomé Flores School have organized Gardening Workshops and a School Garden for both the students and their teachers. The greenhouse...

DISEASED PINES REMOVED FROM SIERRA DE ORIHUELA

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The Councilor for the Environment, Miguel Angel Fernandez, said that work had begun last Thursday on the removal of both dead pine trees and...

TRANSFORMATION INTO A LITTLE BIT OF PARADISE

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The Vega Baja Garden Club’s meeting earlier in December was crowned by a presentation given by Anna Gevers and Jacqui Ford about Jacqui’s garden...