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March 20, 2013

Gardening opportunity for green fingered expat

Filed under: Lifestyle — Lucy @ 6:47 pm

A small community in the La Duquesa Golf area of Manilva is looking for an english speaking expert on gardening in Spain to help make their communal garden look its best.

The community already has Spanish gardeners who do most of the garden maintenance including mowing the lawn, watering the plants and pruning in winter, but are looking for someone to advise them on what plants to put where etc so that the garden is full of colour  and variety all year round.

The community has just had their annual meeting and has allocated a considerable budget for buying new plants. In addition they have allocated a monthly allowance to pay for someone to attend to these plants  every week to make sure they are looking their best.

If you are interested or know someone that may be interested please email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu


The Sun is Shining in Manilva on the First Day of Spring

Filed under: Lifestyle,Nature,Weather in Spain — Lucy @ 6:15 pm

It is the first day of spring today and the sun is shining again after a period of rain.  The countryside is looking lush and the birds are singing and although its a little windy the temperature is a comfortable 64 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 degrees Centigrade.

The view from Manilva to Casares in Spring

Manilva and Casares in Spring

Spring is my favourite time of year as the days get longer, the temperature gets warmer and the prettiest wild flowers appear all over the countryside.

It is a great time of year to do outdoor activities such as horse-riding, cycling, playing tennis or golf and the best time of year to go for walks or “senderismos” in the countryside as you never know what nature or wildlife you may come across here in Manilva.

There are a number of impressive “senderismos” or hiking trails in the Manilva and Casares area of varying degrees of difficulty and I will write about them in more detail in upcoming blogs.

Have you done any of the hiking routes in Manilva and if so what did you think of them?

Please leave a comment or send me your photos of trails to lucy@barringtonhomes.eu