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We live in Hungary with cold winters and hot dry summers. Our soil is very light and sandy. We are often away from home so cannot always water our garden as often as needed. If anyone has advice about which plants will do best under these conditions we would be glad to hear.
Our garden is 1/3 acre, and was a smallholding and vineyard before we came. It was bare where dogs and poultry had run. It also had lots of wire fencing and concrete that we did not want. We had to get it all cleared before we could even think about a garden.

We are trying to create a garden to relax in when at home, in fact a typical English garden with lots of flowers much to the surprise of our neighbours. They grow lots of cucumbers, paprika's, melons and grapes and work constantly in their gardens in the summer,

The picture of me was taken by the Sea of Galilee in Israel in Jan 2008.

Latest photos

  • March 1st brings the first crocus (Crocus chrysanthus (Crocus) (snow bunting))
  • Ilex crenata. Japanese holly (Ilex crenata (Japanese holly))
  • Hebe Golden Katrina (Hebe "Golden Katrina")
  • Serbian spruce on my terrace. (Picea omorika (Serbian spruce))

Latest blogs

Our own automatic watering system.

Posted on 14 May, 2009 12 comments

It's Christmas again.

Posted on 24 Dec, 2008 15 comments

November in Hungary

Posted on 9 Nov, 2008 18 comments

Latest questions

The demise of my Thuja's

Asked on 23 Feb, 2012 7 replies

Just bought a Phalaenopsis

Asked on 22 Dec, 2009 5 replies

What else

Joined in May 2007

Country: Hungary

County/State: Pest county, near Budapest