February 2018

February can be a cold, wet month, when we usually get the bulk of our rain. It seems that those who are in charge of our dams and water sources fret every year about the lack of winter rain and it is a worry in this small, normally hot island. However, we do need some decent weather as well, to have a reasonable garden and to encourage us to get out there and start on the jobs that should be done at this time of year.

  • 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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