Kumaro or koumaria is an hardy bush which bears edible berries and suitable to plant in wind exposed gardens and water-wise gardens in Paros and all over Greece.
Just a quick post to share with you because I see people all too often struggling with creating nice hedges in their Mediterranean garden. The owner of this garden told me that his hedge is 3 years old and for some mysterious reason it’s “not growing“. Here it is, Metrosideros buxifolia planted in a row, […]
I have a love-hate relationship with Lantanas. This time of the year my hands are full of their spikes my forearms have rashes generally I am not very happy with grooming them. But comes summer and I can’t stop to admire the clusters of colorful flowers and the bees happily buzzing around under the scorching […]
Running a successful holiday rental service is not without risks and challenges. It’s easier if you have a reliable, local partner you trust and who is aware of the pitfalls and how to deal with them.
Following the destruction of the Red Palm Weevil – the bug responsible for destroying palm trees throughout the Mediterranean basin – there is an increasing number of unsightly palm stumps in gardens and towns. While one option is to cut these dead trunks, dig them out and get rid of them all together, another option would […]
Green. Serene and peaceful. Having vivid green carpet around us is said to be the most the most relaxing sight. In a Mediterranean country with dry winters and scorching hot summers is it something that we can achieve or only the extra rich can afford or is it? While there is no questions about that […]
When planting a new flowerbed consider that plants grow so give them lots of room to develop to their full potential. If you must have a dense, full landscape right away, plant with the intent to relocate or remove some plants as they mature. You can also plant quick-growing, short-lived “filler” plants to temporarily bulk up […]
Many house owners on the Greek islands at one point consider letting their property for holidaymakers. As the cornerstone of success in hospitality is guest satisfaction I would like to talk about how to make up your guest bedrooms to make a lasting impression. Apart from the obvious cleanliness (that is of out most importance) […]
Gaura (Greek name: Γαούρα, botanical name: Gaura lindheimeri) is a beautiful perennial that flowers all year round in the Mediterranean garden. It makes a little round bush, and the butterfly-like flowers come in white or many shades of pink. Its a perennial, that means that it lives for many years, the flower stems dry down […]
Have you got one of these beauties in your garden? If so, you must share my enthusiasm for it, the abundant colorful flowers cannot be missing from any Mediterranean garden. It is a delight to look at in the summertime. Trouble is, that it needs regular maintenance especially really drastic cutting back in the springtime. […]