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

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