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This blog traces the adventures of a gardener creating a new garden from scratch in the Algarve. It aims to interest anyone wanting to create a garden here.. More Info

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A new gardener let loose in the Algarve

A new gardener let loose in the Algarve

Springing forward in the Algarve vegetable garden

April 8, 2016 by Jane Brewer

        It’s Spring in the Algarve, but this year it’s being a bit of a tease. One minute, you get your shorts and sunglasses out and you’re… Read more…

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Long combinations and a pile of poo – perfect presents for the gardener.

December 28, 2015 by Jane Brewer

  It’s easy to buy presents for a gardener and I’m no exception. But when I was asked what kinds of things I’d  like for Christmas, I sat down for… Read more…

And garden, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70 (Apologies to Ed Sheeran)

December 8, 2015 by Jane Brewer

    Will we still love this garden when we’re 70?  This is the question we’ve been asking ourselves lately. Whilst I am enjoying making my new garden the hard… Read more…

Will you quadrille through your jonquils next Spring?

October 7, 2015 by Jane Brewer

I am hobbling around a bit at the moment, emitting the odd gentle groan as I go about my daily gardening chores. I am not a Spring chicken anymore and… Read more…

All about the Birds and the Bee-eaters!

August 27, 2015 by Jane Brewer

“Rise up this mornin’, Smiled with the risin’ sun,Three little birds,Each by my doorstep,Singin’ sweet songs,Of melodies pure and true, Singin’ this is my message to you…” Bob Marley’s song… Read more…

Having any droughts? Thoughts from abroad on water.

July 9, 2015 by Jane Brewer

  Portugal is experiencing a  drought. In fact I am beginning to think we have come to live in a desert and fully expect to see the camel trains passing… Read more…

The wind’s in every nook and cranny!

June 4, 2015 by Jane Brewer

“Through every nook and every cranny The wind blew in on poor old Granny; Around her knees, into each ear (And up her nose as well, I fear)” Spike Milligan… Read more…

Absolutely glutted!

May 13, 2015 by Jane Brewer

We are becoming gluttons since coming to live in rural Algarve. As each fruit or vegetable comes into season, gluts come thick and fast. We are gluttons for fava beans,… Read more…

Algarve Nature Week in my Garden

April 14, 2015 by Jane Brewer

It’s Algarve Nature week here, so I thought I’d share with you some of the nature in my Algarve Garden.  I have already written a post about the wonderful flowers… Read more…

Introducing, the great, the amazing, the one and only Algarve Spring!

April 6, 2015 by Jane Brewer

The Algarve countryside in the Spring is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Obviously I haven’t been everywhere in the world and I am biased because I love… Read more…