Garderingin Majorca is not only about planting and pruning.
The winter vegetable garden can be planted up now, carrots, beetroots, celery, leeks turnips and radishese are a few.
Remember all leaves do fall at some time or other.
The Caper is an easy plant to grow, it needs quite a lot of space because it produces very long growing spurs and be warned, they do have spikes along their length.
Cut out the long and straggly bits on the Osteospermums (black eyed susan), you will find all the length of the stem has new little shoots, cut back within these and the plant will fill out again.
A reader asked me just this week what she should do with her Poinsettia, which has survived since Christmas although, has no red bracts left on the plant.
The truth of the matter lies in the composition of the soil so to make a Hydrangea happy we must provide it with all it wants and that means starting from the bottom or simply put, the soil it prefers.
May really is an active month in the garden with all those peas and broad beans ready for harvesting as well as sowing seeds and transplanting those seedlings that are large enough to handle.
Gardening in Majorca really is just that little bit different to gardens in a northern climate. Here we have a growing season nearly all year round.
During the period of the waxing moon, we are told it is time to graft some fruit trees like plums, peaches and almonds, that is to say, those trees that have fruit with large stones as opposed to pips.