Know your trees in Spain

THERE are some 8,000  species in Spain, with around 2,000 of them being indigenous. One that you need to be very aware of however is the Manchineel tree,...

Sleep: More important than you believe

IF YOU'RE reading this, there's a good chance you're not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you're not alone.  Some adults report only sleeping...

Planting containers the answer to small spaces

WITH many in Spain having small gardens – or even just a balcony or a patio – the alternative is to use containers to add a little...

Traditional Spanish gardens

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Nurturing plants to make your balcony flourish

THOSE of us town dwellers who are not blessed with acres of land at our disposal can still nurture a range of plants to brighten up our...

Ten top home tips that may surprise

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Men overtaking women on being houseproud

MODERN British men now spend more on styling their homes than women, according to a new poll. New research has discovered the average male forks out £1,304 (€1,500)...

Building an extension onto your Spanish property

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Indoor plants to purify the air

INCREASING levels of air pollution can be damaging to human health, but indoor plants can help purify the air. Some plants grow especially well indoors and are able...

Go native when planting in Spain

SPAIN'S natural landscape and native plants vary with the country's different climates; warmer in the south and cooler in the north, so when planting choose according to...

Safety measures for homes with children

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Tips to consider before painting the outside of your house

WHETHER you’re selling up and want to attract potential buyers, or simply want to improve the exterior of your home, painting the outside of your property could...

Patio gardens can be great

MANY who live in a village or townhouse only have a small patio space. Patio gardens have been popular in Spain and other Mediterranean countries for  two millennium...

Herb gardens

PLANTING an herb garden is not only a great way to create a lush oasis in your back or front yard, but also an easy way to...

Help! My oranges are splitting…

Two years ago, it was perfect with unlimited fruit.   Last season, there was no fruit at all.   This year, there is an abundance of fruit that is...

Royal Horticultural Society announce 2018 show programme

IF you’re green-fingered and planning some time back in the UK next year, your visit may well coincide with one of the many flower shows organised by...

In the autumn garden

AS summer days in garden draw to a close, use this checklist to make sure you do not overlook any important jobs that need doing in late...

Get those mozzies to buzz off

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