June - July 2017
page 6 Gardening News & Views
A look at the latest tips, plants, and equipment from around the gardening world
page 8 Twin Towers
Lorraine Cavanagh looks at the iconic Mediterranean Cupressus sempervirens - the Cypress Tree
page 11 Chelsea Flower Show 2017
David Domoney’s Commonwealth War Graves Commission wins a Silver Medal
page 13 Manoj Malde’s Chelsea design wins Silver Gilt
We catch up with Manoj to ask about his experience at Chelsea and whether he would do it again
page 16 Patios of Cordoba Festival
Denise Bush visits one of Spain’s best kept secrets
page 18 Reader’s Garden Makeover
How a UK couple transformed a dull patio into their dream tropical paradise in the Algarve
page 20 Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!!
Kevin G Scales says goodbye to his beloved Granja for pastures new in Madeira
page 23 The humble cucumber and why we should all keep one in our trouser pocket ... Apparently!
page 24 Getting hooked on Uncarinas
Alan Butler looks closely at these Madagascan succulents
page 27 Focus On ... Acca Sellowiana - Pineapple Guava
page 28 Social Networking Botanical Style
Who’s friends with who in your garden?
page 30 A Taste of the Orient at VILA VITA Parc
We review the new Japanese restaurant Mizu
page 31 Kitchen Corner
Scallops / Yuzu-Kosho with Mizu Restaurant, VILA VITA Parc
page 32 An Ancient Brew to Quench your Thirst!
Lara Silaghi samples a couple of glasses of beer
page 34 Hever Castle - Beyond the walls of history...
We take a walk in the gardens that have captured the hearts of millions
page 38 Rocks and Crops 17 - Groundwater part 2
Consultant geologist Pete Siegfried analysis the bottled waters of Portugal
page 40 Focus On ... Cannas - Indian Shot Plants
page 41 The Good, The Bad and the down right Ugly
Ladybirds, Aphids and Leaf Miners
page 44 Summer is a good time to see the Butterflies of Iberia
Steven Andrews looks at the most spectacular examples in your garden this summer
page 46 Footprints in the Sand...
We look at how tourist carbon footprints are affecting the environment
page 48 The Flowering of your Succulents
Alan Butler shows us how choosing our plants carefully will bring colour to your beds throughout the year
page 52 Prostrate with Passion
Why not use this glorious creeping vine as ground cover?
page 54 To Do List: June - July
page 56 Bumper Reader’s Letters Pages
page 58 Garden Ponds and Aquatic Love Nests
How to create the perfect setting for romance in the garden
page 60 Green Pages
page 62 Photo Competition