I am in my early sixties  and having been made redundant after a career in education, find myself retired and living with my husband in the Algarve.We bought a just built  house here with an undeveloped garden and this blog is the story of our transition to a different way of life and the development of a garden from scratch. Lots of people have helped me along the way, neighbours, friends, both face to face and virtual and I am very grateful to them all.

I have two grown up children, still in London. I am looking forward to combining two of my hobbies in this blog, gardening and writing.  I hope you enjoy my blog.

This blog is dedicated to Doris, a wonderful  friend of mine who is no longer here, and without whom, none of this would have happened.


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  1. Thank you so much for following my blog. I too love gardening, and I am a writer first and foremost. I look forward to reading. : )


  2. Hi Mandy, thanks for reading and following my blog. Indeed, asparagaus will survive, it grows very well here. I don’t grow it as the wild variety grows in the hills all around me, so I forage it in season. It tastes a little more bitter and is smaller, but delcious all the same.
    Enjoy your new life and I hope you make the transition smoothly.


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