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MAGAZINE PREVIEW

The only English language magazine dedicated to gardening in Iberia.

13 - Summer Has Arrived

Here we are, already in the month of May. Quite possibly the favourite month for gardeners in the Mediterranean as our favourite plants - and us - come out of hibernation. Our magazine is now on sale in almost all the Iceland Supermarkets throughout Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. Once again this month, we cover a diverse range of topics garden related, all to help you create and maintain the perfect outdoor living space.

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Articles:

  • What Looks Good Now
  • Coastal Gardens
  • Focus On... Elettaria Caramomum - Cardamom
  • Be Wise with Water
  • Herb Gardens
  • Preparing Your Pool for Safer Swimming
  • Oranges and Lemons and other Citrus Charms
  • Snakes !!!!
  • Go Bananas - with Kevin G Scales
  • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
  • Tarragon - There's nothing quite like it
  • Kitchen Corner with Andrew McGie
  • An Almanac of Gardening Tips
  • Focus On... Fragrant Frangipani
  • Lavender Battlefields
  • The Secret to Maintaining the Perfect Lawn
  • Steeling the Show
  • Living Pools
  • Palm Reading
  • Focus On... Agapanthus
  • May To Do List
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle

What Our Readers' Thought

"So look forward to getting my copy each month. Well done to all the team! " "Great read " "Very informative"

Issue: 34

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Mediterranean Gardening and Outdoor Living
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips, plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 The Wood of the Desert, Agave Sisalana
  • Lorraine Cavanagh reacquaints us with the fascinating history of this ancient plant
  • page 12 Up Close and Personal with Manoj Malde
  • The Chelsea Flower Show designer and one-time fashion guru answers a few of our searching questions
  • page 14 Lavender - Europe’s favourite possession
  • page 16 Madeira - Island of Gardeners Dreams
  • We take a walk around the parks of this plantsmans paradise
  • page 18 Madeira - Quinta da Bela Vista
  • We visit this glorious Madeiran hotel and take a walk around its gardens
  • page 22 Don’t Miss the Spectacular Madeira Flower Festival
  • page 23 Focus on ... Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree
  • page 24 Knobs and Knockers
  • Alan Butler introduces us to more of his succulent friends
  • page 29 2017 Tall Ships Regatta begins in Sines - home of Vasco de Gama
  • page 30 Herb Gardening
  • Tips to grow your own kitchen cabinet
  • page 31 Kitchen Corner
  • Gobi Aloo with The Raj Indian Restaurant
  • page 32 Wine from the East
  • Lara Silaghi visits the surprisingly ancient wine routes of Asia
  • page 34 Zara Nasir visits Interewe Sub-Tropical Scottish Paradise
  • page 36 The Magnificent Hanging Gardens of Bali
  • page 38 Rocks and Crops 16 - Feldspar
  • Consultant geologist Pete Siegfried explains the reasons behind the conglomerates interest in this controversial mineral
  • page 40 Carrion Flowers with Alan Butler
  • You don’t have to be a masochist to grow them - but it helps!
  • page 44 The Amphibians of Iberia
  • Love them or loathe them, Steve Andrews gets cuddly with some of the princes in your Mediterranean garden
  • page 47 Plenty of Fish in the Sea
  • Cornish artist Jez Semmens gives a quick step-by-step lesson on how to paint in watercolours
  • page 50 Knowing your Boundaries
  • Hedging ideas for the Mediterranean garden
  • page 52 Natural Perfumes
  • La Fleur by Livvy
  • page 54 To Do List - April - May
  • page 56 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 58 Algarve Walking Festival
  • page 59 Focus on ... Duranta Erecta - Pigeon Flower
  • page 60 Green Pages
  • page 62 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 33

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February-March 2017
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips, plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 A Tale of Two Vines: Lilac Vines
  • Lorraine Cavanagh shows us two stunning lilac vines that should be flowering right now
  • page 11 Focus On ... Phormium tenax - Flax Lily
  • page 12 Landscaping that Fits like a Glove
  • Justin Wride describes his philosophy on garden landscaping
  • page 16 Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
  • Kevin G Scales takes a tour of his garden and shares some suggestions on what to plant for the coming year
  • page 19 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales welcomes Bob to the Granja team
  • page 20 Foraging for Spring Greens
  • Steve Andrews is hunting for food after the winter rains
  • page 22 Haworthias - worth a closer look!
  • Alan Butler looks at these little South African jewels
  • page 26 Introducing Toin Adams
  • Mythical and magical - garden sculptures with other-worldly impact
  • page 29 Herbal Essence
  • What to plant in your kitchen garden
  • page 31 Kitchen Corner
  • Thai Acorn Squash and Honeycrisp Apple Soup with Ron Badach
  • page 32 Wine Flaws, or why your wine smells like a barn!
  • Lara Silaghi explains the science behind wine aromas
  • page 34 Focus On ... Phormium tenax - New Zealand Flax
  • page 36 The Garden Houses of Iran
  • Zahrah Nasir takes us on a trip behind the walls of traditional Persian gardens
  • page 38 Friendly Succulents from the Crassula Family
  • Alan Butler shows us how to handle the Stonecrop family
  • page 42 Chemistry and the Taste of Water
  • Consultant geologist Pete Siegfried explains the science behind water potability in Rocks and Crops Part 15
  • page 44 Rabbits
  • Gardener’s nemesis or cuddly Easter bunny? Jane Page looks at the history of the rabbit in Iberia
  • page 46 A Long Life
  • Guest writer Lisa Selvidge pays tribute to her pet donkey
  • page 49 Your Garden Rocks!!
  • How to use available resources to give your garden extra impact
  • page 50 Evolution in the Forest
  • Jane Page looks at some of the feathered occupants of our lush Iberian forests
  • page 52 Nature’s Antiques - Deciduous Trees
  • A look a which trees are springing to life around Iberia in spring
  • page 54 Gardening Good Guys
  • Not all bugs are out to get you. Justin Wride looks at just some of your best friends
  • page 56 To Do List - February and March
  • page 58 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 60 Green Pages
  • page 62 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 32

SEE MORE 2016
December - January Double Issue
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips, plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 The Tree of Peace - The Olive
  • Lorraine Cavanagh takes a look at the iconic Mediterranean symbol of abundance, glory and peace
  • page 14 The Launch of Certified Natural Perfumery
  • Perfumer Mesha Munyan talks to The International Perfume Foundation about her business as a lavender grower transformed into a range of natural perfumes
  • page 16 All Sorts of Things but no Liquorice in Sight!
  • Kevin Scales chats about all things gardening
  • page 18 And Now for Something Completely Different and also Completely Special
  • Kevin G Scales shows his creative side and opens the doors to his Gardener's Cottage
  • page 20 Mistletoe, the Druids and Winter Solstice
  • Steve Andrews talks about the history and mystery surrounding this Yuletide decoration
  • page 22 Mother-in-law’s Tongue
  • It’s the season of goodwill, so Alan Butler extolles the virtues of smooth but firm Sansevieria
  • page 26 The Wines of Christmas Past ... for Today!
  • Lara Silaghi pours out a glass or two of our favourite tipples of yesteryear
  • page 28 Game for a Change
  • Clare Thursfield is in the kitchen over the festive season with partridge and venison
  • page 31 Kitchen Corner
  • John Dory, Chana dal, coriander & mint
  • page 32 Cava; lovely bubbles from Spain
  • Lara Silaghi pops a few corks for the festive season
  • page 34 Focus On ... Pyrostegia Venusta - Flame Vine
  • page 36 Bagh-e-Babur
  • Zahrah Nasir kicks off her tour of not-to-be-missed gardens around the world. Beginning with one very close to her heart in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • page 41 Wild Mushroom Foraging
  • Guest writer Paul Skarda takes us on a walk through the woods
  • page 43 Rocks and Crops part 14 - Groundwater
  • Consultant geologist Pete Siegfried looks at where our water comes from and why we should all make efforts to conserve it
  • page 45 The Succulent Daisies
  • Alan Butler is coming up daisies in the Mediterranean
  • page 48 Poinsettia - Euphorbia Pulcherrima
  • It wouldn’t be Christmas without a word on everyone’s favourite festive plant
  • page 50 A Hunting We Will Go ...
  • Jane Page is on the trail of partridge and wild boar
  • page 52 The Art of Seeing
  • Karen Wride is bringing out the artist in people all over the Algarve
  • page 54 January Jasmine
  • Get ready for an explosion of yellow to welcome in the New Year
  • page 40 To Do List - December and January
  • page 42 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 45 Green Pages
  • page 46 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 31

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Autumn has Arrived!
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips, plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Let’s Set November Ablaze!
  • Lorraine Cavanagh shows us some of the hottest colours for Autumn
  • page 11 Focus On ... Bonfires
  • page 12 Time to Bring your Plants Indoors
  • Don’t leave your dainty specimens out in the cold - it’s mean!
  • page 13 Focus On ... Staghorn Fern - Platycerium Superbum
  • page 14 “Pause for Thought”
  • Kevin G Scales introduces some Autumn colour in the garden
  • page 17 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales welcomes the newest member of his gardening team - Boy Winston
  • page 17 Stem End Rot
  • You can’t judge an avocado by its cover
  • page 18 Harvesting and Storing Your Glut
  • Organic Solutions Part 3
  • page 20 Beautiful Bougainvillea
  • The Mediterranean’s most favourite climber
  • page 22 Relocation, Relocation
  • Moving home for troublesome trees and plants
  • page 24 Reader’s Garden
  • A taste of paradise in the Costa Tropical
  • page 26 Mushroom Magic
  • Clare Thursfield talks about this mysterious food staple and shows us how to make Leek and Porcini Pappardelle
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner - with Justin Wride
  • Rabbit Cassoulet
  • page 28 Madeira: Wines to Outlive us All!
  • Lara Silaghi visits the Portuguese island famous for its fortified wine
  • page 30 Turnips, Carrots and Parsnips
  • Alan Butler explains the meaning of TCP’s of the cactus world - caudiciform plants
  • page 34 How to Prune your Vines
  • A look back at this often confusing topic
  • page 36 Food, Food, Beautiful Food
  • Zahrah Nasir serves up some tasty floral delights
  • page 38 Rocks and Crops part 13
  • Pete Siegfried looks at Microbes in our soil and the beneifts of earthworms and bacteria
  • page 40 To Do List - November
  • page 42 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 44 Autumn Gold
  • page 45 Green Pages
  • page 46 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 30

SEE MORE 2016
Fruity October
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips,plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Mulling over Mulberries
  • Lorraine Cavanagh takes us round the mulberry bush
  • page 10 Herbs and Spices for Man’s Best Friend
  • How natural remedies can help in animal illnesses
  • page 12 Gardening Colour Palettes
  • Bring out the artist in you when designing your garden
  • page 14 “I’ve Got a Little List”
  • Kevin G Scales lists 10 things to do in your garden this month
  • page 17 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales shows off his sweet side with Saccharum officinarum
  • page 18 Organic Methods, Solutions and Treatments
  • Part 2. Justin Wride explains the method of companion planting to deter your garden pests
  • page 20 The Portuguese Sundew or Dewy Pine
  • Steve Andrews looks at these ‘slobbering’ pines
  • page 22 Geo-caching
  • Treasure hunting for all ages
  • page 23 Surnames and their Connotations
  • Is your vocation decided at birth? These gardening names seem to indicate it is
  • page 24 Pots from the Plot
  • Clare Thursfield shows us how to make delicious preserves from our Autumn harvests
  • page 26 Focus On ... Lippia citriodora, Lemon Verbena
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner - with Giovanni Piccioni
  • Pizza desert with Chocolate Cream, berries and Mediterranean Mint
  • page 28 Wine Pairing Simplified
  • Lara Silaghi explains how to pair food with wine to enhance your dining experience
  • page 30 Hoyas Ahoy!
  • Alan Butler shows off these gorgeous globes of glowing colour
  • page 33 What’s Bugging You?
  • Justin Wride looks at mealybugs, scale or cochineal
  • page 34 Reader’s Garden
  • Med Gardening pays a visit to a tropical delight in the heart of the Algarve
  • page 36 Edible Forests
  • Zahrah Nasir shows us how to create our very own food forest
  • page 38 Rocks and Crops part 12
  • Pete Siegfried looks at the health and microbiology of our soil
  • page 40 To Do List - October
  • page 42 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 44 Focus On ... Zea mays L. - Sweetcorn
  • page 45 Green Pages
  • page 46 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 29

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September - the onset of Autumn
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips,plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Seductive Summer Sirens
  • Lorraine Cavanagh looks at some summer evening scents
  • page 11 Colorado Beetle now in Iberia
  • Infestation concerns remind us of the devastation of crops from yesteryear
  • page 12 Big Leaves
  • Guest writer and celebrity gardener Robert Stacewicz tells us of his lifelong fascination with the giants
  • page 14 On the Hunt
  • Kevin G Scales shows us how behind every plant there is a story
  • page 16 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales - Some you Win, Some you Lose
  • page 17 Essential Oils
  • Guest writer and holistic therapy expert Mary L Hanlin explains some spa treatments for your garden
  • page 19 Cutworm
  • Lawn owners beware!!
  • page 20 Swallowtail Butterflies of Iberia
  • Steve Andrews welcomes in this beautiful garden visitor
  • page 22 Indian Fig
  • Foraging SAS-style with Justin Wride
  • page 24 Focus On - Growing your own Ginger
  • page 25 Fusion Cookery
  • Malaysian Nyonya classics with Pearly Kee
  • page 26 Avocados - Super Healthy Delights
  • Clare Thursfield talks about these creamy delicacies and shows us how to make Bacon and Avocado Salad with Honey and Mustard Dressing
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner
  • Oyster with Pearls & Pork from Michelin star chef Henrique Leis
  • page 28 Demystifying Wine
  • Lara Silaghi takes the mystery out of choosing a good wine
  • page 30 Meet the Living-Stones .. (I presume!)
  • Alan Butler shows us a few of these fascinating succulents
  • page 33 Pruning Citrus Trees
  • Justin Wride gives step-by-step instructions of how to keep your citrus trees in shape
  • page 34 Critters in the Countryside
  • Sarah Hendrickx gets to know some of her smaller visitors
  • page 36 Forest Gardening
  • Zahrah Nazir inspires us to create a haven of peace in our gardens
  • page 38 Organic Methods, Solutions and Treatments
  • Part 1. Justin Wride explains the rational behind knowing when a bug becomes a pest
  • page 40 To Do List - September
  • page 42 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 44 Green Pages
  • page 46 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 28

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Phew, What a Scorcher!
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  • page 6 Gardening News & Views
  • A look at the latest tips,plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Cannabis sativa, Hemp - Part 2
  • Lorraine Cavanagh asks if it’s Green Gold or Devil’s Weed?
  • page 12 Meet Sculptor Georg Scheele
  • page 14 High Summer and Afternoon Delights
  • Kevin G Scales looks back at how his garden has grown and highlights some of his favourites
  • page 16 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales is inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk
  • page 17 Hardy Lady’s Slipper Orchids
  • Jewels for the Shady Garden
  • page 20 Palms of Iberia
  • Steve Andrews looks at the main types of exotic speciemens
  • page 22 The Basics of Biochar
  • Matijn Viegas Damas explains how to produce this vital component to soil health
  • page 24 Ugly Tomatoes
  • They may be unattractive to some but beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  • page 26 Peppers - The Sweet Taste of Summer
  • Clare Thursfield talks about these sun-ripened jewels and shows us how to make Skewered Monkfish with Lime and Yellow Peppers
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner
  • Fish Head Curry with Pearly Kee
  • page 28 Thirst Quenching Summer Sippers - Part 2
  • Lara Silaghi samples more refreshing whites for those summer evenings
  • page 30 Beauty and the Beast
  • Alan Butler shows us how to handle our favourite cacti
  • page 34 Summer in the Serra
  • Sarah Hendrickx finds her glut of vegetables hard to digest!
  • page 36 Food Security
  • Zahrah Nazir discusses permaculture with her Portuguese neighbour
  • page 38 Rocks and Crops Part 11
  • Consultant Geologist Pete Siegfried looks at Direct Application (DA) Crushed Rock Fertilizers
  • page 41 Parasitic Plants in the Mediterranean
  • Chris Thorogood takes us on a field trip to discover the wild flowers on our doorstep
  • page 45 Organic Gardening
  • Tips and tricks from our fore-fathers
  • page 46 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 48 Green Pages
  • page 50 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 27

SEE MORE 2016
It's Hot and Close to Lockdown
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  • page 6 Gardening News
  • A look at the latest tips,plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Cannabis sativa, Hemp - Part 1
  • Lorraine Cavanagh asks if it’s Green Gold or Devil’s Weed?
  • page 12 Reader’s Garden Story
  • One reader’s tale of how she battled to rebuild her garden after a tornado tore it to pieces
  • page 15 Special Friends and Old Favourites
  • Kevin G Scales looks at The Spectacular, The Strange, The Old and Resilient, The Rich and Rare, The Different and the Spikey and Dangerous
  • page 17 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales shares some gardening wisdom
  • page 18 The Cistus Family
  • Rock or Sun Rose
  • page 20 Why Tenerife is a Paradise for Naturalists
  • Steve Andrews gives us a guided tour of the most diverse of the Canary Islands
  • page 22 Sun-Loving Lantana
  • Love it or hate it, it’s blooming all over
  • page 24 Potty for Pelargoniums
  • Alan Butler educates us on these South African succulents
  • page 26 Cucumber - Classic Cooler
  • Clare Thursfield talks about this enormously popular summer vegetable and shows us how to make Soy Salmon Goujons with Cucumber Relish
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner
  • Taramosalata and Melitzanosalata
  • page 28 Thirst Quenching Summer Sippers - Part 1
  • Lara Silaghi samples a range of refreshing whites for those summer evenings
  • page 30 A Taste of the Good Life
  • The story behind the award winning Cortém wines
  • page 32 Outdoor Furniture from Oxley’s
  • page 34 Sharing Skills, Sharing Gardens - Low Cost Travelling
  • Sarah Hendrickx makes new friends, learns new skills and sees the world
  • page 36 PG - Wild
  • The overuse of pesticides is a worrying global problem. Zahrah Nazir looks into this and offers some floral alternatives
  • page 38 Rocks and Crops Part 10
  • Consultant Geologist Pete Siegfried explains how the soil of the Algarve was formed
  • page 41 Summer Gardening
  • What to do in July to help your garden get through the hottest months
  • page 42 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 44 Green Pages
  • page 46 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 26

SEE MORE 2016
Glorious June
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  • page 6 Gardening News
  • A look at the latest tips plants and equipment from around the
  • gardening world
  • page 8 The Shoe-Shine Flower and Look Alikes
  • Lorraine Cavanagh pick a few hibiscus favourites
  • page 12 Snowfall in June
  • Sculpturing duo Sören Ernst and Steff Bauer talk to us about
  • their film debut
  • page 14 Sustainable Architecture
  • Core Architects give us some advice on sustainable living
  • page 16 The Aveiro Butterfly Farm
  • Steve Andrews visits this glorious haven on the west coast of
  • Portugal
  • page 18 Summer Baubles
  • Lush hanging baskets need not just be a northern fashion
  • page 20 Stop Being too Tidy in the Garden, Less is More!
  • Kevin G Scales gives some examples on how untidiness can
  • be next to Godliness
  • page 22 And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales - reflecting and dazzling in his garden
  • page 23 The African Green Wall Project
  • The Perfume Foundation explains an ambitious new project
  • that could transform the lives of some of our poorest nations
  • page 24 Focus On ... Gazanias
  • page 26 Hard to Beet - Beetroot
  • Clare Thursfield talks about this traditional vegetable and shows
  • us how to make Beetroot and Pine Nut Salad
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner with Ron Badach
  • New York celebrity chef Ron Badach makes Japanese
  • Cucumber, Grape and Yellow Pepper Salad with a Sesame
  • Vinaigrette
  • page 28 Wine from Grape to Glass
  • Lara Silaghi explains the origins of Vitis vinifera
  • page 30 Happiness is a State of Euphorbia!
  • Alan Butler shares his knowledge of these wonderful succulents
  • page 34 On Your Bike
  • Sarah Hendrickx cycles from Portsmouth to Barcelona
  • page 36 Rocks and Crops part 9
  • Geologist Pete Siegfried studies the micro-nutrients Boron and
  • Molybdenum
  • page 39 Creepy Crawlies - Aphids and Thrips
  • They are everywhere right now, so how do you win your battles?
  • page 40 Escapism at Herdade dos Grous
  • Bird watching trips to get away from it all
  • page 42 Earthworks
  • Zahrah Nasir explains her design for the best permaculture
  • earthworks
  • page 44 Getting your Garden Ready for Summer
  • What to do in June to set the scene for your summer garden
  • page 46 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 48 Green Pages
  • page 50 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 25

SEE MORE 2016
2nd Birthday Edition
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  • page 6 Gardening News. A look at the latest tips plants and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Trees Suckle their Children. An awe-inspiring look at the secret life of trees by Lorraine Cavanagh
  • page 12 No to be Sneezed At. What is hay fever and what causes it?
  • page 14 Focus On ... Wisteria
  • page 16 The Pride of Madeira. Steve Andrews looks at the Bugloss family
  • page 18 Focus On ... Japanese Sago Palm - Cyca revoluta
  • page 19 Mediterranean Travelling. Senses Camping in the stunning Serra da Estrella
  • page 20 Keeping them Contained. Kevin G Scales takes us through some alternative planting suggestions
  • page 22 And Now for Something Completely Different with Kevin G Scales
  • page 24 Asparagus - A Taste of Luxury. Clare Thursfield gives us the nutritional low-down on this prized vegetable and shows us how to make Asparagus and Griddled Chicken salad
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner. It’s time for Snails!
  • page 28 Allo Aloes! Cacti and succulent expert Alan Butler gives us an introduction to Aloes
  • page 30 Refreshing White Wines from the Green Hills of Spain. Lara Silaghi samples the wines of Galicia
  • page 32 Rocks and Crops part 8. Geologist Pete Siegfried studies the common metal micro-nutrients Iron, Manganese, Nickel and Copper
  • page 34 People, People Everywhere. Sarah Hendrickx on being a holiday host post professional gardener
  • page 36 Safe Gardens. Minimize your fire risk this summer
  • page 38 Memories of Home. Berries and currants for our Iberian climate
  • page 41 Focus On ... Maca Root - Lepidium meyenii
  • page 42 Perma PG. Zahrah Nasir has lessons in permaculture from her Portuguese neighbour
  • page 44 Getting your Garden Ready for Summer. What to do in May to set the scene for your summer garden
  • page 46 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 48 Green Pages
  • page 50 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 24

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The Event Postponement
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  • page 6 Gardening News - A look at the latest tips plants and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Glorious Grevilleas - Lorraine Cavanagh highlights some of Australia’s most beautiful exports
  • page 12 PG Perna - Zahrah Nasir pulls the label off a more traditional way of life
  • page 14 Focus On ... Echium Candicans, Pride of Madeira
  • page 16 How to get rid of a rampant Bermuda lawn - without manual labour
  • page 17 Try magnesium in your pool instead of chlorine
  • page 18 Put some Blush in your Glass - Lara Silaghi samples a drop of Rosé
  • page 20 Tree Hugging - Kevin G Scales thinks a garden without a tree is almost a crime
  • page 23 And Now for Something Completely Slightly Different with Kevin G Scales
  • page 24 Why Grow Olives? - Brian Chatterton explains how from biblical to modern times the olive is one of natures survivors
  • page 26 Peas - Small Wonders. Clare Thursfield looks at this early summer vegetable and shows us how to make Presunto-wrapped Pork with Peas and Pappardelle
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner - Amazing Monkfish Curry
  • page 28 Divided Opinions. Comparing your neighbours garden. Portugal and Spain’s different views on acceptability
  • page 31 Mediterranean Travelling. Sagrada Familia and Güell Park, Barcelona
  • page 32 Rocks and Crops part 7. Geologist Pete Siegfried studies the Micro Nutrients Calcium, Magnesium and Sulphur
  • page 34 The Nightshade Family. Steve Andrews looks at the Femme Fatales of the plant world
  • page 36 Your Gonna Have to Face it, You’re Addicted to Seeds. Sarah Hendrickx confesses to a horticultural habit
  • page 38 Hidden Talents, Nature’s Medicine Box
  • page 40 Pottering in the Garden. Samantha McGivern showcases some of the fantastic pot designs that could transform your garden
  • page 42 Keeping your Orchids Beautiful. First of a two part series on orchid care and culture
  • page 44 April To Do List
  • page 46 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 48 Green Pages
  • page 50 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 23

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Chocolate Treats for Easter
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  • page 6 Gardening News. A look at the latest tips plants and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Chocolate Treats for Easter. Lorraine Cavanagh offers us some seasonal delights without the calories
  • page 12 Keeping your Orchids Beautiful. First of a two part series on orchid care and culture
  • page 16 The Event Garden Show Update. First there were five, then there were six - but now we have The Magnificent Seven
  • page 18 Amazing Agapanthus and Sassy Salvias with Rod Richards of New World Plants
  • page 20 Something to Hide? Kevin G Scales looks a the top climbers to disguise your worst features
  • page 22 And Now for Something Completely Different with Kevin G Scales
  • page 22 Nobel Algarve students of the month
  • page 23 Spring Greens in Iberia. Steve Andrews goes foraging for food
  • page 25 Earthworms. How can you use them to improve soil fertility?
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner with Ron Badach of Callicoon Kitchen, New York. Asian Pear and Black Kale Salad with Pistachio & Pomegranate and a citrus vinaigrette
  • page 28 Leeks - worn with pride. Clare Thursfield looks at this patriotic vegetable and shows us how to make Leek and Chicken Tart
  • page 31 Mediterranean Travelling. This month, we go on a two day river Douro cruise
  • page 32 Rocks and Crops part 6 - Potassium. Geologist Pete Siegfried looks at the potassium element known simply as ‘K’
  • page 34 Rioja. Lara Silaghi samples Spain’s most famous wine
  • page 36 73 Fava Beans ... Next Stop Hollywood. Sarah Hendrickx gets emotional at becoming a proud bean parent
  • page 40 Compact Gardening. Self sufficiency doesn’t require allotment sized gardens
  • page 41 What Looks Good Now
  • page 42 How to Take Better Photographs of Flowers. Algarve photographer Dave Sheldrake gives tips and advice on how to capture the perfect shot
  • page 44 March To Do List
  • page 46 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 48 Green Pages
  • page 50 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 22

SEE MORE 2016
Floriography - The Lovely Language of Flowers
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  • page 6 Gardening News. A look at the latest tips plants and equipment from around the gardening world
  • page 8 Floriography - The Lovely Language of Flowers. Lorraine Cavanagh helps you give the right message this Valentine’s Day
  • page 11 Cloudy Days with Kevin G Scales. The days might be dull but there’s a party going on down below
  • page 13 And Now for Something Completely Different. Our intrepid plantsman, Kevin G Scales shows you how to ‘pot’ a lemon tree!
  • page 14 Absence and Presence. Michelle Castles showcases her otherworldly creations
  • page 16 Fitted Carpets. Step-by-step instructions on how to lay lawn turf
  • page 18 What’s On at The Event. It’s not long now until the first annual Mediterranean Garden Show. With so much so see and do, which day will you come?
  • page 20 Timber Bamboo. Sustainability meets Style
  • page 22 Mediterranean Garden. Hugo Mónica, landscape architect and owner of Greenflux, shows us around one of his designs
  • page 24 Port - King of the Douro. Resident sommelier Lara Silaghi, looks at this most historic of tipples
  • page 27 Kitchen Corner. Caldo Verde
  • page 28 Watercress - a leafy multi-vitamin. Clare Thursfield looks at this ancient vegetable and shows us how to make Tagliatelle with Watercress and Broad Beans
  • page 31 Mediterranean Travelling. This month, our expert travel agent could be whisking you off to the gorgeous garden island of Madeira
  • page 32 Rocks and Crops part 5 - The Macronutrient, Phosphorus - Geologist Pete Siegfried explains the importance of the mineral referred to as ‘P’
  • page 35 Focus On ... Over watering. How to spot if you’ve committed horticultural manslaughter
  • page 36 Tackling Lemon Mountains and Wonky Radiators - Sarah Hendrickx continues with her efforts to become a ‘native’
  • page 38 Vermicomposting - Don’t waste your Waste. Futuramb shows us how neat composting can be
  • page 40 Storm Devastation Renovation - Agualgar shows us how they helped one client to rebuild his ruined garden
  • page 42 Home Grown - Steve Andrews shows us how to grow exotic houseplants from fruit and veg from the greengrocer
  • page 44 Bold and Beautiful - Be brave with your paint pots and give your garden an instant pick-me-up
  • page 45 February To Do List
  • page 46 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
  • page 48 Green Pages
  • page 50 Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 21

SEE MORE 2016
New Year Resolutions - Let's Help Save the Environment
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Old and New or True to You - Lorraine Cavanagh diarises 12 old favourites plus 12 less common shrubs for the year ahead
  • Rocks and Crops part 4 - Consulting geologist, Pete Siegfried looks at the Macro Nutrient, Nitrogen and how it effects our plants
  • Glass of Beer Anyone? - Too much alcohol over Xmas? Use up some of your leftovers around the garden
  • Picking your Battles with Nature - Sarah Hendrickx has her first olive harvest
  • Quirky and Cool - Kevin G Scales looks at Bromeliads - his all time favourite plant
  • And Now for Something Completely Different - Kevin G Scales shows us how to re-cycle
  • Focus On... Copaifera langsdorfii - Copaiba Tree
  • Calçada - Stone Age paving at its best
  • Sherry - Lara Silage, our new resident sommelier, looks at this historic tipple
  • Focus On... Zingiber officianale - Ginger
  • Kitchen Corner with The Raj Indian Restaurant - Chicken Korma
  • Chickpeas - A very Popular Pulse - Clare Thursfield looks at this versatile pulse and shows us how to make Chickpea Tagine
  • Mediterranean Travelling - Our expert travel agent offers luxury trips to the Jardin de Marjorelle in exotic Marrakech
  • Beware the Processionally Caterpillar - Its' that time of year again when we must be vigilant against this toxic pest
  • Overwatering Plant Problems
  • New Year Gardening Resolutions - Let's make 2016 the year to be conscientious in our gardens
  • Chainsaw Art - Introducing Chris Bains: Chainsaw sculptor extraordinaire
  • Establish Your Boundaries - Samantha McGivern looks at alternative fencing ideas
  • Mediterranean gardening San Diego style - Reader Sue Thomas demonstrates how our familiar favourites thrive on the other side of the world
  • Weeding out the Riff-Raff - The best, and easiest ways to rid your garden of unwanted plants
  • Pruning Large Climbers - How to tame the bigger beasts
  • Blue Peter's guide to How to Plant a Tree
  • January To Do List
  • Bumper Reader's Letters Pages
  • Green Pages
  • Gardener's Puzzle and Competitions
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 20

SEE MORE 2015
Merry Christmas to all our Readers
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Sahara Dustbowls and Irish Bogs
  • The Best Wood for your Fire this Winter
  • Sloe, Sloe, Quick, Quick, Sloe
  • Rocks and Crops part 3
  • A Year in Pictures
  • Christmas Gifts and New Friends
  • Mediterranean Travelling - Gardens and Luxury Breaks
  • Gardening for Butterflies and Bees
  • Have a Gourmet Christmas with VILA VITA Parc
  • Kitchen Corner with VILA VITA Parc
  • Spoilt for Choice
  • Christmas Party Invites
  • Robin Redbreast
  • Proteas
  • I'm Not Getting Old, I Just Need Repotting
  • And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Flowers for Christmas
  • 622 Flowers an Hour
  • Focus On... Mistletoe
  • Bumper Reader's Letters page
  • Green Pages
  • Gardener's Puzzle and Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 19

SEE MORE 2015
So this must be Wintumn
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  • Planning the Year Ahead
  • Iconic Olives
  • Focus On... Camelia japonica
  • Iron Vein sculptures
  • Rocks and Crops part 2
  • Dry Stone Waling
  • Look after your Skin
  • Allotment Update
  • Mediterranean Travelling - Gardens and Luxury Breaks
  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Discover your Roots
  • Lightening up your World
  • Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets
  • Hidden Gems and Reflections
  • And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Big Leaves, Tall Trees and Exotic Fruits
  • Planning Ahead for a Cool Summer
  • Focus On... Eugenia uniflora - Surinam Cherry
  • To Do List November
  • Reader's Letters Page
  • Plain English Gardening
  • Green Pages
  • Gardener's Puzzle and Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 18

SEE MORE 2015
The start of Autumn
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Rocks and Crops part 1
  • Focus On... Punica granatum - Pomegranates
  • When Crop Pests get Out of Hand - Integrated Pest Management
  • Pesticide Law Change
  • Flaming Redheads
  • Allergies and Pollen
  • Mediterranean Travelling - Gardens & Luxury Breaks
  • Allotment Update
  • Kitchen Corner with Vila Joya
  • Horseradish - The Hot and Peppery Herb
  • How to Make an Entrance
  • Bougainvillea and Other Colourful Climbers
  • Garden Gems
  • And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Focus On... Certonia siliqua - Carob Tree
  • Gin, Juniper and Botanicals
  • Step Back in Time at Tintagel Old Post Office
  • Focus On... Diospyros kaki - Persimmon Fruit
  • To Do List October
  • Reader's Letters Page
  • Green Pages
  • Gardener's Puzzle and Photo Competition
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 17

SEE MORE 2015
The End of Summer is on its Way
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Discovering The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Our Editor finds out what we've been missing
  • Pruning Grapes
  • Step by step guide to growing the perfect vine
  • Focus On ... Yucca Gloriosa - Spanish Dagger
  • That Aestivating Feeling
  • Lorraine Cavanagh looks at how plants conserve their energy during the long hot summer and what you can do to bring a splash of late colour to your garden
  • Focus On ... Lady's Slippers - Thunbergia Mysorensis
  • Zoysia
  • Jeannine de Vareilles looks at this low maintenance grass
  • Iberian Summer Harvest
  • Lucy Dawson shows off her end of summer harvest
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Samantha McGivern looks at the latest in dining furniture
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Savory - The Bean Herb
  • Clare Thursfield tells us all about the two types of Savory and shows us how to cook French Beans with Savory Poulette Sauce
  • The War of the Roses
  • Tips and advice on the different types of roses and how to get the best out of yours
  • Focus On ... Living Stones - Lithops
  • All I Need
  • Kevin G Scales looks at how to use palm trees to add architecture to your garden
  • And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Kevin G Scales introduces you to his latest garden guests - bees
  • Mediterranean Gardening Flower Show
  • The latest news on events planned for the biggest event of 2016
  • Cicadas - The Sound of Summer
  • We've all heard them. But does anyone know what they look like?
  • Mother Nature's Ornaments
  • We look at how you can add interest to your garden with wood, stone and clay
  • Botanical Illustrator Sarah Jane Humphrey
  • An RHS Award winning illustrator tells us how nature has inspired her
  • Computer Programming for your Garden
  • Lessons on how to program your irrigation computer
  • To Do List September
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 16

SEE MORE 2015
High Summer Sun Protection
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Bringing the Outside In
  • A look at exotic houseplants to bring your garden indoors
  • Evergreen Gardening
  • We step inside the world of Jacob de Vries with his cactus Garden of Eden
  • Focus On ... Barrel Cacti
  • It’s a Jungle Out There
  • Kevin G Scales walks us around his garden and tells us what’s working and what’s not
  • Alpaca Gold
  • Nature’s compost bin on legs. Supercharged organic fertilizer or fluffy jumper?
  • Mid-Summer Ruminations
  • Lucy Dawson shows off her mid-summer harvest
  • Focus On ... What Lies Beneath
  • A close up look at Oysters
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Mediterranean Gazpacho
  • Aromatic Herbal Bushes for the Iberian Garden
  • Steve Andrews gives tips and advice on growing some essential garden herbs
  • The Distinctive Flavour of Cumin
  • Clare Thursfield tells us all about this unmistakable herb and shows us how to make Seared Tuna with Orange and Cumin
  • Focus On ... Agave Americana
  • Citrus Fruits A&E
  • Your step by step guide to what’s ailing in your citrus orchard
  • Photosynthesis, Let’s Get Into This
  • Jeannine de Vareilles explains how this natural phenomenon is vital to life on earth
  • Get Your Passion Flowing this Summer
  • Lorraine Cavanagh looks at some of the fantastic species of Passion Flower available here in the Mediterranean
  • The Club dos Bons Jardins
  • Club President, Tamsin Varley introduces one of the oldest gardening clubs in the Algarve
  • Getting Antzy
  • Jane Page gives us an insight into the world of the industrious ant
  • To Do List August
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 15

SEE MORE 2015
Summer is here again
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Fragrances of Darkness
  • Everyone Loves a Garden Show - inside the BBC Gardener's World Live Show 2105
  • Announcing the First Mediterranean Gardening Flower Show
  • Alice Garden - Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
  • Dangerous Liasons
  • Sufficiently Selfish Gardening
  • Michelin Star Ingredients
  • Going Potty
  • Vertically Challenged
  • Terra Nostra Gardens, Azores
  • Focus On ... Strawberries
  • Kitchen Corner - Upside Down Strawberry Cake
  • Mint - A Summertime Refresher
  • Personal Irrigation for the Thirsty Gardener
  • There be Dragons
  • Increase your Annual Profits
  • Put a Cork in It
  • Hunting the Barnacle
  • Inspirational Gardens
  • Are you being Bamboozled? with Kevin G Scales
  • Focus On ... Sweet Potato
  • July To Do List
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 14

SEE MORE 2015
Showing off our True Colours
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Climbing Colours of the Rainbow
  • Butterfly Gardening in Iberia with Steve Andrews
  • Kitty Harri - Sculptor, Novelist and Whimsical Thinker
  • Step Inside Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden
  • Focus On... Purple Carrots
  • More the Hurry, More the Obstacles - Go Organic with Lucy Dawson
  • Hedging your Bets
  • Shades of Green with Kevin G Scales
  • Getting Rid of Uninvited Guests - healthy and safe mosquito and tick repellants
  • Focus On... Beetroot
  • Kitchen Corner - Beetroot and Chocolate Cake
  • Basil - A Burst of Summer Flavour
  • Iberian Princes
  • Dreaming Spires with Lorraine Cavanagh
  • Floating Flower Displays
  • Bug Wars - The Good Guys vs The Bad
  • The Seeds of Change
  • Be Bold with Colour
  • Top 10 No Maintenance Plants
  • Mediterr-asian Living
  • June To Do List
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 13

SEE MORE 2015
Summer Has Arrived
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Coastal Gardens
  • Focus On... Elettaria Caramomum - Cardamom
  • Be Wise with Water
  • Herb Gardens
  • Preparing Your Pool for Safer Swimming
  • Oranges and Lemons and other Citrus Charms
  • Snakes !!!!
  • Go Bananas - with Kevin G Scales
  • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
  • Tarragon - There's nothing quite like it
  • Kitchen Corner with Andrew McGie
  • An Almanac of Gardening Tips
  • Focus On... Fragrant Frangipani
  • Lavender Battlefields
  • The Secret to Maintaining the Perfect Lawn
  • Steeling the Show
  • Living Pools
  • Palm Reading
  • Focus On... Agapanthus
  • May To Do List
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 12

SEE MORE 2015
First birthday issue
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • The Rose of Saffron - The Worlds Most Expensive Spice
  • Focus On... Seaweed
  • Down on the Allotment - Top Tips for Growing Tomatoes
  • Angel or Devil? Brugmansias and Daturas
  • Don’t de Afraid of Big Leaves and Monsters with Kevin Scales
  • - Inside a RHS Gold Medal Winning Garden
  • Little Owl, Big Personality
  • Choosing your Lawn
  • Kitchen Corner - Monkfish Cataplana
  • Chives - The Mild Mannered Herb
  • Superhuman Cocktails... Wheatgrass
  • Are you Sitting Comfortably?
  • Keyhole Gardening
  • Why Choose a Professional Garden Designer?
  • Weed of the Month - Wild Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare
  • Gardeners Ailments
  • An Obsession with Chillies
  • How to Mow the Lawn Correctly using the Right Machinery
  • April To Do List
  • Green Pages Business Directory
  • Reader’s Letters
  • Reader’s Poem
  • Photo Competition
  • Gardener’s Puzzle
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 11

SEE MORE 2015
March is here, and we can finally welcome in the Spring time
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • To Do List March
  • Down on the Allotment - Make a Potato Pallet
  • Fabulous Fused Glass
  • Focus On... Mimosa
  • Walk in Spring
  • Best Animal Manures for your Garden
  • Readers Garden - Julio Machado
  • Weed of the Month -Dandelion/Taraxacum officinale
  • Disease Hit List
  • Seafood Foraging
  • A First Flavour - Dill
  • Kitchen Corner - Iberian Ham Tapas
  • March Hares
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Focus on... Taro Root/Colocasia Esculenta
  • Lunar Gardening and Terrestrial Tips
  • Nuts about Soap
  • Focus On... Succulents
  • How to use a Chainsaw Properly
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 10

SEE MORE 2015
Spring is in the air
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • To Do List February
  • Down on the Allotment
  • Lady banks and the Happy Wanderer
  • Focus On ... African Horned Melon/Cucumber - Metuliferus
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Parsley - Flavour and Colour
  • Focus On ... Custard Apple/Cherimoya/Anona/Fruta da Conde
  • Hewn in Stone
  • Healthy Living with Mother
  • Understanding Soil
  • Succulent Walls
  • Best Fruit Trees for the Mediterranean Climate
  • Winter Bloomers
  • Big Ideas for Small Spaces
  • Discover Inner Beauty at Vale d'Oliveiras
  • First up the Post - Fast Growing Climbers
  • Sowing the SEEeds of Change
  • Focus On ... Moon Planting
  • The Natural Way of Healing Skin Problems
  • Periwinkles
  • Stock and Scion - Changing Trees
  • Awesome Almond Trees
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 09

SEE MORE 2015
A very Happy New Year to you all
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • To Do List January
  • Down on the Allotment
  • The Noble Bay
  • Kitchen Corner
  • A Tree a Month for 2015
  • Soil Conditioners
  • Focus on Solanum Carolinense - Horse Nettle
  • Rotovating
  • Build your own Fire Pit
  • Confusing Cacti
  • Focus on Pyrostegia Venusta - Flame Vine
  • Precious Pine Nuts
  • Herb and Plant Healers
  • January Face Lift
  • Focus on Chinese Windmill Palm - Trachycarpus Fortunei
  • The Striking Star Fruit - Averrhoa Carambola
  • The Home of the Daffodil
  • Fight Colds and Flu using Herbs from your Garden
  • Alluring Alstroemeria
  • Winter Picnic by the Guadiana
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 08

SEE MORE 2014
Almost at the end of the year already. Where has the time gone?
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • To Do List December
  • Down on the Allotment
  • Focus on Eucalyptus/Corymbia Ficifolia - Red Gum
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Sage - A Tasty Tradition
  • Decidedly Different Christmas Trees
  • Convento do Espinheiro - Luxury and History rolled into One
  • Winterizing your Swimming Pool
  • Focus on Sweet Chestnut - Castanea Sativa
  • A Winter Warnings Tale - Frost Hardy Plants that will Survive the Winter
  • Focus on Turmeric
  • Christmas Ideas for the Keen Gardener
  • Focus on Bulbs
  • More Shrooming
  • Focus on Poinsettia - Euphorbia Pulcherrima
  • The Flowering Lines of Sculptor Donna Jean Mayne
  • Focus on Arbutus Unedo - Medronho/Strawberry Tree
  • Persecuted Pines
  • Celebrating 100 years of São Brás de Alportel
  • Chocolate and Dogs
  • Cheese, Port and Wine - Editors suggestions for your Christmas Supper
  • Christmas Safety for your Pet
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 07

SEE MORE 2014
Welcome to Autumnal November
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • To Do List November
  • Down on the Allotment
  • Focus on Carissa Macrocarpa - Natal Plum
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Shrooming - Foraging for Mushrooms in the Algarve
  • Rosemary - The Herb of Remembrance
  • Rogues Gallery of Bad Bugs
  • Focus on Quince
  • Stone Age Building - Natural Stone Walling
  • Pollarding
  • Pondering in the Garden - How to Build a Garden Pond
  • Traditional Terracotta Pots
  • Out and About in São Brás de Alportel
  • Planning for a Colourful Winter
  • Watch the Birdie - Bird Watching on the Rio Formosa
  • Product Reviews
  • Be Comfy with Comfrey
  • Turning up the Heat - Outdoor Heaters
  • Focus on Chayote - Sechium Edule
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 06

SEE MORE 2014
Six months on - where has the time gone?
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  • Focus on Autumnal Plants
  • Choosing the Right Fertilizer
  • Why Organic is Best
  • The Living Fossil - Ginkgo Biloba
  • To Do List September
  • Down on the Allotment
  • Focus on Camellia Japonica
  • Grapes, Vines and Wines
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Thyme For Strength and Courage
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Designing your Outdoor Space
  • Focus on Colchicum
  • Paprika - The Red Gold of Kalocsa
  • Living the Good Life
  • Planning a Mediterranean Orchard
  • Mistaken Identities and Split Personalities
  • Secret Life of Iberian Birds
  • Focus on Haemanthus Coccineus
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 05

SEE MORE 2014
Our Fifth Edition heralds a new name
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  • Focus on Passion Flowers
  • Dancing with Fairies - Artist Robin Wight showcases his breathtaking sculptures
  • Alien Invasion - Palm Weevil. Is it already too late?
  • Focus on Felicias
  • To Do List September
  • Down on the Allotment
  • Focus on Verbena
  • In Defence of the Portuguese Olive Tree
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Reader's Garden in Praia da Luz
  • Fresh and Tangy Sorrel
  • Layman's Guide to Pruning Roses
  • Designing your Outdoor Space
  • Focus on Fuschias
  • Building a Kitchen Garden
  • Living the Good Life
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 04

SEE MORE 2014
Our Fourth Edition Reaches Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon
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  • Making Honey - How the bees do all the work
  • Giving your garden the Feng Shui touch
  • Xeriscaping - No/low water gardening
  • Focus on Fig Trees
  • Types of Mulch
  • Wildflower Gardening
  • The Right Plants around your Pool
  • Designing your Outdoor Space
  • Layman's Guide to Pruning Hedges
  • Reader's Garden in the Lower Alentejo
  • What Looks Good Now
  • To Do List August
  • Down on the Allotment
  • How to Make Fig Liqueur
  • Kitchen Corner
  • Fragrant and Refreshing Fennel
  • Good and Bad Bugs - The Ladybird v The Aphid
  • Focus on Callistemon
  • Focus on Leonotis Leonurus
  • Laying Artificial Grass part 3
  • Living the Good Life
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 03

SEE MORE 2014
Our Third Edition is Now Available in Even More Outlets
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  • What Looks Good Now
  • Focus on Pink Trumpet Vine
  • How to keep your Fish Pond Clean and Healthy
  • Cutworm Devastation and How to Spot it
  • Down on the Allotment
  • Focus on the Yellow Trumpet Bush
  • In Praise of Purslane
  • CBJ Trip to Mijas
  • Companion Planting - Who's Friends with Who?
  • Focus on Peruvian Lily
  • Ground Cover Plants - Nature's Blooming Carpets
  • Focus on Campsis Radicans
  • Reader's Garden in Carvoeiro
  • Community Gardening in Monchique
  • Layman's Guide to Pruning Evergreen Trees
  • How to Lay Artificial Grass
  • Focus on Lemongrass
  • Focus on Tecoma Capensis
  • Good and Bad Bugs -Praying Mantis v Mealybug
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 02

SEE MORE 2014
The Second Edition is distributed to over 400 Outlets across the Algarve and Lower Alentejo in Portugal
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  • Focus On - Angels Trumpet - Datura/Brugmansia
  • The Green, Green Grass of Home - Artificial Turf, part 1
  • Focus On - Lavender
  • Coriander - Ancient and Aromatic
  • Beautiful Bougainvillea
  • How to Cope with a Compost Heap
  • Koi about your Garden - part 2
  • Focus On - Hibiscus
  • Living the Good Life with Ginie de Weerd - part 2
  • A Layman's Guide to Pruning - Deciduous Trees
  • Composite Decking
  • Worm Farming - Worming your way to an Eco friendly Garden
  • Stevia Rebaudiana
  • Reader's garden - in Praia da Luz
  • Good Chemistry - Iberia Blue explains the science behind keeping your pool clean and healthy
  • FULL PAGE

Issue: 01

SEE MORE 2014
The Only English Language Magazine Dedicated to Gardening in Portugal is Launched
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  • Laying the Groundwork - How to Create the Perfect Garden from the Soil Up
  • Focus On - Gaura Lindheimeri
  • Oregano - Joy of the Mountain
  • Down on the Allotment part 1
  • A Layman's Guide to Pruning - Citrus Trees
  • The Secret Garden of Steff Bauer and Soren Ernst
  • Living the Good Life with Ginie de Weerd - part 1
  • The War on Weeds - Friend or Foe?
  • 8 Reasons Why you need a Stinging Nettle in your Lives
  • Reader's Garden - In the Hills of Monchique
  • Koi about your Garden
  • FULL PAGE
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