June 2017

Cyprus has only very short springs and before you know it, plants are full of seedpods just ready to harvest! Papaver rhoeas put on an amazing show of flowers this year, so hopefully the seeds collected will do well again next year.  Other early plants like Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ are shedding seeds as well, so collect them so that you can sow them where you would like them to grow next year.  Keep the seeds in paper bags or envelopes in a cool dry place.

  • Gardening in Cyprus

Having a garden in Cyprus is quite different to anywhere else in the world.  Cyprus enjoys year round sun with very high summer  temperatures and  little or no rainfall and what there is comes between November and  March.

Snow falls on the Troodos Mountains  during the winter and frost  can be experienced at elevations of around 300 m and above. Soils can  be red clay or sandy and free draining and there is no great depth of  soil anywhere so gardening is a real challenge!  My name is Patricia Jordan and I lived and gardened in various countries before coming to Cyprus. I would like to share my gardening  experiences with you through these pages. Each month there are  suggestions of what to do in the garden and which plants are available  locally.

Gardening should be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby and so if you have any  problems do contact me and I look forward to helping you out.

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