Dorothy Loeffler

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Tree pruning.

It's time to tidy the garden

“The Grass cuttings are wonderful for the compost heap and even now in midwinter one can feel the heat of a pile that the grass generates to help with decomposing.

vegetables from Menorca.

Any time is planting time

It is not surprising to find some of what we consider as spring vegetables already on the market stalls which is a sure indication that any time is planting time.

Mint plant.

Why not in a pot?

Dorothy Loeffler introduces more ideas for easy-to-grow potted plants that can be very useful to have on hand.

Gardening

funghi farm

Gardening In Majorca

Geraniums and roses and the like need to be continually dead-headed to keep them tidy and encourage new growth.

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Gardering

Gardening In Majorca

The month of September can be a really busy time of the year here in this climate, warm rains and still long sunny days still encourage growth.

Gardening

Gardening In Majorca

We occasionally refer to old sayings as were used by farmers and gardeners of times past which frequently pointed to something quite obvious.

Gardening Tips

Aloe vera

Gardening In Majorca

With the garden in full flower and August in full swing you really could believe that there shouldn’t be that much to do other than simply sit back and enjoy it all.

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Gardering

Gardening In Majorca

The winter vegetable garden can be planted up now, carrots, beetroots, celery, leeks turnips and radishese are a few.

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Caper.

Gardening In Majorca

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.

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Osteospermum.

Gardening In Majorca

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.

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Poinsettia.

Gardening In Majorca

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.

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Hydrangeas are known as Hortensias in Spanish.

Gardening In Majorca

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.

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Planting melons.

Gardening In Majorca

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

A little chore this month is to really look after the grape vine.

Gardening In Majorca

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.

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Almond tree.

Gardening In Majorca

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.

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Weeping Willow tree.

Gardening in Majorca

This willow has attracted the mushroom spore and frequently has a lovely crop of mushrooms growing out of the bark on the trunk.

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Fruit laden Orange tree.

Gardening in Majorca

Most of the orange and some varieties of lemon will have already ripened and been picked with abundant flower already on the trees.

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The children used design technology to construct their own celtic roundhouses and were very pleased with the final results.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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The Catalan vaccine

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