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 […]

New life to your destroyed palm tree

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” […]

Plan for grows

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, […]

Time to tidy up the Gaura in your garden

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 […]

Taming the monster, or how to cut back your Bougainvillea