November 2017

All that lovely rain in late October really helped the garden along after such a dearth of rain during the late spring and summer.  I hope that you were able to plant your winter vegetable plugs as well as your spring bulbs into the moist earth.

  • 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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This month in your garden

On sunny autumn days, you will find ‘Cabbage White’ butterflies flying around and laying their eggs on the foliage of winter vegetables, which the caterpillars will gorge on the moment they hatch.  French marigolds are supposed to deter the butterflies with their rather a nasty smell, so maybe you should do some companion planting of them between the rows of brassicas.

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