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December 17, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

I learnt a few months ago that in the language Valencianan they used call the seasons Summer Sporing, Summer, Winter Spring and Winter. Why they did this is very obvious… Read more…

Gardens need pre Xmas actions

December 12, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Just ten days until Xmas and many gardens look a little battered after recent rains and strong winds although many are full of flowers and late tomatoes, peppers and aubergines… Read more…

Vetiver – a new dream plant for spanish gardens

November 15, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

From time to time one comes across, out of the blue,  a dream plant that solves a critical problem for a wide range of gardens at an economic price. This… Read more…

A storm at last

September 3, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Two nights ago the house shook with several hours of reverberating overhead thunder claps. It was from the lightening point of view the worst for many a year but sadly… Read more…

Categories: Weather problems

Rain again saves gardens

May 20, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

We actually had some welcome rain yesterday even though it cooled off a lively paella party. After the forty plus temperatures of last week we had assumed a hot day… Read more…

Categories: Al fresco eating

Rain and rain in Spain is bliss

March 20, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Well any thoughts of a continued drought are now dead. It has been almost continuos rain for four days and more is forecast. The timing is perfect to stimulate fruit… Read more…

Hiccuping weather

March 9, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Gardens as a whole and individual plants continue to be unsettled by the continuiing hiccuping of the early spring weather todate, and new expat gardeners even more. Recent comments when… Read more…

It’s been colder this last week

February 2, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

February has opened with colder weather. Thermometer degrees are down a couple of degrees at night and four or five in the daytime but what we feel attempting to finish… Read more…

Categories: Frosts, Spain

Frosts have been around

January 10, 2015 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Generally the nights are getting colder and places that recieve little sun, such as north facing slopes and valley bottoms, are experiencing frosts even a kilometre from the coast along… Read more…

Almost a frost this morning

December 6, 2014 by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe

Yesterday was on our allotment having an early bonfire by 08.00 hours to burn all the rubbish from cleaning up the day before. Within an hour I was taking off… Read more…

Categories: Spain