Time and again we refer to the differences between gardening in Mallorca and that of gardening in northern climates. Probably our worst enemy here in the Mediterranean is the harsh gale force winds that blow up from time to time. When a beautiful warm sunny patch follows we all look to see what destruction these awful windy periods have done by breaking and uprooting trees and who knows what else. Then there is that big ‘BUT’ but just walk around the garden and there it is still full of colour even at this late date, well into winter.
Here are just a few that were not completely battered by the wind. The wonderful down-hanging bells of Frosty Dawn of the Datura family. This must surely be one of the easier shrubs to take a cutting from and encourage a new one to grow. There are those gardeners who prefer the jar of water to put the cuttings in until some little root growth is obvious, there are others who just simply dib a few cuttings well into the soil, be it pot or garden and one or other of them will start to grow showing that it has taken rootPublic health experts tol. Others of the same Datura family are all showing buds with their flowers pointing upwards like a trumpet.RELATED: Watch live: WHO press conference on latest COVID situation in Europe