Happy New Year!
A new year in the garden, so what is in store for us, I wonder. Some rain, but not too much at a time lest our soil is washed away and enough sun to bring out the flowers and ripen the fruits. Is this a pipe dream? In Cyprus, we are so used to hot weather that temperatures of over 40C in the summer are becoming the norm. Elsewhere in the world, climates are shifting upwards as global warming hits the earth. With this in mind I have just published a new book called ‘Flowering Plants for Hot Gardens’, which details plants that can cope with hot weather. It is available to buy from these web pages and I hope you find it useful when selecting plants for your own 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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