Someone once likened March as the ‘Month of Expectation’. I like that description, the ‘Month of Expectation’. After winter, it is always exciting to look forward to seeing new plants flower for the first time and waiting for old favourites to pop up through the earth! All the hard work of pruning and dividing plants during the really cold and wet months will pay dividends now. As the sap rises, leaf buds swell and flowers burst out of their sepals. Trees begin to show their new foliage and all is good in the garden.
- 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.
- Patricia Ann Jordan QEQM
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