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The photograph at the top of this page shows sunrise at Akti Salonikiou, Greece (Photo Jorun Tharaldsen)
Testing Drought Tolerance at Sparoza
Sally Razelou wrote about her observations of plants and their tolerance of drought at Sparoza in The Mediterranean Garden No. 59, January 2010.
Ruscus - a Neglected Genus
The three species of Ruscus present in the garden at Sparoza are worthy of being used far more generally in a dry garden. Sally Razelou wrote about them in The Mediterranean Garden No. 54.
Teucrium or Germanders in the Mediterranean Garden
Sally Razelou wrote in The Mediterranean Garden No. 30 about the experiences of growing some varieties of Teucrium at Sparoza.
The popular articles from The Mediterranean Garden on olives by Brian Chatterton are complemented by Chevrel Traher's article on Organic Olives and lecture notes by Dr Petros Roussos from the Athens University of Agriculture.
Why do we need to prune olive trees? Is it an art or a science? How to go about it? Here is an article by Brian Chatterton from The Mediterranean Garden and lecture notes by Dr Petros Roussos from the Athens University of Agriculture.
In the Olive Grove
Brian Chatterton writes from his olive grove near Orvieto in Umbria, central Italy. During the course of these articles he discusses many aspects of olive cultivation, land management and oil production.
What could be more appealing – compact trees with bright green leaves all year round and wonderfully scented blossom, as well as fruit which can be harvested over a long season. Many members of the MGS have become experts in citrus growing over the years and have offered their experience for all to share: two of their articles are given here.
How to break the ‘lawn’ habit and grow an eco-sustainable, attractive alternative that is still suitable to walk on. Olivier Filippi gives a talk to the MGS AGM in Athens (video) and Jennifer Gay writes for The Mediterranean Garden no. 43.
What is a mediterranean climate?
by Heidi Gildemeister.
A challenge for all of us who garden in a mediterranean climate. Olivier Filippi introduces the topic and Heidi Gildemeister demonstrates in practice that it is possible to have a beautiful and green garden which requires very little water.
Container gardening – what plants to grow and how to care for them
Information on how to make your balconies and patios green and blooming. Including watering, transplanting and choice of soil.
Toxic and Allergenic Mediterranean Plants
Elsbeth Stoiber illustrates the often unsuspected dangers that lurk in our gardens. Our beloved mediterranean plants can sometimes prove our worst enemies.
Wildlife gardening in a mediterranean climate
We gardeners have a unique opportunity to assist our native wildlife to feed and breed. By planting a variety of native plants, avoiding pesticides, providing a little water and leaving undisturbed corners we can easily create a wildlife haven. In these articles you will find inspiration and practical advice to achieve that goal. Photo Rosey Boehm.
Encourage wildlife into your garden
By planting a variety of native plants, avoiding pesticides, providing a little water and leaving undisturbed corners, we gardeners have a unique opportunity to assist our native wildlife to feed and breed. In these articles, reprinted from the MGS journal, you will find inspiration and practical advice to achieve that goal. Photograph by Alisdair Aird.
The South Australian Branch have produced this Fact Sheet containing many plants for coastal gardens which gardeners throughout the mediterranean climate regions will find highly useful.
Compost and how to make it
Composting in a mediterranean climate has particular challenges, but our soil has a particular need for improvement so the search for the perfect method of producing compost goes on.
Propagation from cuttings
Information on how to increase your plants from cuttings: methods, mediums and where to keep them safe. Includes articles on propagation from cuttings by professional gardeners, an absentee gardener, without green fingers, and by a rose expert.
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