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We have a miniature peach tree in blossom at the moment.  The fruit wasn't very good last year, but  it's pretty ! Has anyone got some garden photos to share.

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One of my favourites is my Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' which blooms almost continuously and smells heavenly.

 

 

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Thanks for sharing , One of my favourites too. I'm going to plant one this year long with Viburnum , another favourite!  We lost three plum trees last year, so a bit of new planting going on this month!  Love the gardens in March,April and May. 

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I have Viburnum ... mine is about 4 meters tall now.

 

 

 

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Here is something else that does well here in Algarve ... Freesias which are self seeding everywhere.

 

 

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Amazing ! I didn't realise they grew so high. 

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@victoria1stI want one of those and can't find it at the garden centers.

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looking for recommendations please...

 

Can you please suggest a fast-growing creeper/vine to grow up on an awning to give shade in summer and isn't too messy if it loses it leaves?

I feel grapevines would be too slow to grow. 

Area is Castelo de Vide in Alto Alentejo so cold wet winters and hot dry summers.

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Nothing is instant with plants.,sorry.

My suggestion is Kiwi. Within 3 years you will have shade, and in the following years, more than enough fruit.

You need one (very happy 😉 ) male plant between two females.

They do well here.

Alan

 

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@alan Kiwi is a great suggestion but we already have two growing. But we only have 1 male and 1 female - no fruit yet. Could that be the problem? We need 2 females?

 

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@astridff

It takes a couple of years before the Kiwis start producing fruit.

The male can accommodate several females if they are close enough.

Alan

 

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Astrid, we planted 2 passion flowers that were about 2 foot high, each on one side of an arch that goes over the front walkway. In 10 months one of them has grown completely over the arch and is now touching the plant on the other side. I have had to turn it around to go back. It's more than 1 vine growing across. I can't count them all. And the passionflower is so pretty. blooms all year except the hottest 4 weeks in the summer. Mandaville is also fast and does not shed too much. Or Jasmine.

 

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Jasmine

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mandaville

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Get a Podranea ricasoliana, you can almost watch it grow ... it's cousin is a slightly slower growing option... Pandorea jasminoides

 

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@victoria1st what a lovely plant. Yes a contender 🙂

 

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@victoria1st There are other Trumpet Vine species with even more rampant growth.  What I think I've been seeing in my central/littoral area is the orange Trumpet Vine from North America, Campsis radicans.  (Taxonomy of these species has been shifting, so you could see other names, Bignonia or whatever.)  This plant has a reputation for being kind of a terror - particularly, it can start coming up from underground suckers and become very hard to control.  But people grow it, and it's quite spectacular.  There's one down the street on a telephone pole (I believe not in use?), that looks like a big tree until you look twice and realize it's just a vine on a pole.

A neighbor also has a good bed of Tecoma capensis, similar but much smaller and very lush green with plenty of orange flowers in September.

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Look at these amazing flowers from my friend’s garden. Makes me smile

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