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Lanzarote Ablaze With Ponsettia

Lanzarote Ablaze With Ponsettia

The Poinsettia is a plant we associate with Christmas time, It originates from Mexico and Central America and discovered by Europeans in 1834. The plants became popular at Christmas in the 16th century. the leaves are said to resemble the star of Bethlehem and the red...

Lanzarote Features in Great Gardens of the World

Lanzarote Features in Great Gardens of the World

The everyday care and attention of the gardeners to keep the Cactus Gardens at their best afford this Lanzarote attraction as one of the great gardens of the world. In fact The Great Gardens of the World organization, in association with Grandi Giardini Italiani, an...

Grape Harvest Starts

Last wekend the grape harvest began on the island. For the moment it is only certain areas being haversted as this year the ripening has not been uniform due to the weather. It is very important that the grapes are picked at exactly the right time to produce the...

Lanzarote Can Benefit From Tunera Farming

Lanzarote is in a position to exploit one of its cactus plants called La Tunera. This is grown mainly in the north of the island to farm Cochineal and the fruit that it bears to sell locally. The export is dominated by larger countries such as Mexico, Italy,Italy,...

Mother in Laws Tounge

Another plant that you will see around and about and seems to thrive in the Lanzarote climate is, to call it by its oficial name Sansevieria trifasciata, otherwise known as mother in laws tongue or snake plant. For someone that has trouble keeping a plant alive, this...

Mother in Laws Cushion

Lanzarote is not really known for its greenery and foliage. The barren landscape and lack of rain over the summer can make it difficult to imagine anything could survive. In the winter. One plant that is always visible is the Cactus which is why  the island has its...

Poinsettia in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is not particularly well know for its abundance of plants although in the winter after a short rainfall plants seem to spring from nowhere and cover the normally barren landscape. This time of year the local councils cover the roundabouts and communal...

How to Grow Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea are the plants responsible for adding beautiful colours to the island. Most commonly bright pink but also you can see yellows and white. I remember buying a cutting at the airport and taking back to the UK, but unfortunately it did not take. I managed to...