An Algarve Garden 2019

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  1. Victoria

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    I haven't posted my garden in a couple of years so I thought I would put up a few pics before I have some major work done on it. I am having the right hand Jacaranda removed ... they are beautiful but nightmares dropping pods and creating mini trees everywhere! I am also having the Melaleuca massacred as it is taking over many shrubs and a patio! Also I am having the Myoporo tree (not really visible in these photos) severely pollarded.

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    • Victoria

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      This is the front of house seating area from where I took the above photos, T'other half is currently pressure washing the tiles before we sit out there later.

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        It looks beautiful Victoria,a shame to disturb it but if needs must.
         
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          Will you replace the Jacaranda with something else, smaller? less invasive?
          It still looks a lovely place to sit out.:smile:
           
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          • Victoria

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            No, Clive, will not replace the Jacaranda, the one on the right in this photo ...

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            The Myoporo I am going to have cut back to perhaps 5-7 meters is in the back right of this photo and has something amiss with it, thrips or something. I will not replace the Jacaranda because the Viburnum in the left of this photo has taken over and must be 5+ meters tall and quite wide now. It's lovely when in bloom, no berries. This photo was taken in November and last month I cut the lower branches off the Brugmansia so we can walk under it. Everything is getting quite out of control as I have not been able to garden for two years but getting back into the swing if light gardening now.


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            Viburnum a few years ago ...

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              Tree work was done on Thursday ... :yikes:

              Myoporo ...


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              Jacaranda ...

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              Melaleuca ...

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              T'other Half decided where the Jacaranda should be cut down to so he can build a 'launching pad' for the cats to get to the upper deck as they used to use the tree. He attached one duckboard yesterday and will finish the walkway perhaps today.


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              The guys decided the Melaleuca should stay tall just cut underneath. It looks good and the patio is now accessible.

              It's lovely seeing the Viburnum in all it's glory.

              The work took two men six hours each with a short sandwich lunch break. Trunks/large branches cut into firewood, remainder in truck for removal. They also planted a Yucca on the lane, cut back a Fireworks Bougainvillea to the ground and trimmed the Olive tree next to the house (not ours). Cost 230 Euros including tip and beers.
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              • JWK

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                Wow that is quite severe! Still is beautiful garden and will be more so after your restoration work
                 
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                • Victoria

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                  Thanks John. It is amazing how much things have grown since I planted everything 20 years ago.

                  House/garden when we bought it ... :heehee:

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                    Beautiful Victoria ,an absolute credit to you.:love30:
                     
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                    • pete

                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      Yep, we all need a good cut back from time to time, it often only when you look back at old photos you realise how congested things have become.
                      I'm promising myself something similar.:smile:
                       
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                        Well the two found their launching pad. :cat-kittyandsmiley: Van Dyson was first up then Munchkin shot around him onto the deck, much to his surprise! :heehee: T'other Half hasn't finished their walkway as he is busy dismantling the deck railings. The deck will only be used for solar panels now.

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                          Just a couple of pics in front of the house as we are awaiting arrival of a small water display to go where the chiminea is. The granite slab is covering the opening to our underground disused water cisterna, now defunct as we are now on mains water. The cisterna can hold 19,000 litres of water. Thought about making it into a mini pool but decided against it. Nicer as a patio for display of specimen plants.

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                            Good morning @Victoria my friend your garden is so easy on the eyes and a credit to you,thanks for sharing it with us:smile:
                             
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                              @wiseowl I dont think anyone could have put that better.
                               
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                                That looks a great space. Very jealous that you have plants that can stay out over winter that just don't survive in the UK without being brought inside
                                 
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