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Denise Bush

Bournemouth 1962. Denise moved to Spain in 2000 and has worked as a translator since then. She joined the SUR in English team in 2008 and is in charge of the cultural agenda as well as being the resident gardening expert.

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24/03/2017 12:22

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The Spanish wallflower

Erysimum linifolium is commonly called the Spanish wallflower. It is a genus in the Barssicaceae (cabbage) family which has over 180 species. The genus is also known as Cheiranthus. Erysimum linifolium (Alhelí de invierno in Spanish), is native to Sp

10/03/2017 16:16

What to do

Music, charity and culture

Music The Wall Bar Malaga. Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, 11pm, entry free. 10 March. Daphne & Nicky. Jazz and bossanova. 11 March. Twin Room. Sonia Veravocals and Josu Jungutu on piano. Vintage swing. Guy Braunstein and friends Malaga.

10/03/2017 16:14

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Around the galleries

Malaga Museum Jorge Rando Malaga. Cruz del Molinillo, 12 The works of contemporary artist Jorge Rando are on permanent display. The museum also holds poetry and musical events. Rando y Ciriza Museum Jorge Rando. Malaga. Until 30 April. Cruz

10/03/2017 13:56

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Giving support

If you know that some of your plants are going to need supporting or they'll be flopping onto neighbouring plants once summer comes, then now is a the time to put in stakes. Use twiggy sticks left over from pruning, bamboo canes or metal stakes but b

03/03/2017 13:29

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The mist flower

Fast growing, the mist flower is an evergreen perennial shrub reaching up to three metres high by about the same width in just a couple of years. This plant is known by two genus names; the most recent is Bartlettina sordida although it was previousl

27/02/2017 13:23

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The Persian Buttercup

There are approximately 600 species in the Ranunculaceae family which includes buttercups and spearworts. One of the species that has become a popular garden plant is Ranunculus asiaticus or the Persian buttercup. As the name suggests, they origina

17/02/2017 19:54

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Around the galleries

Mijas / Fuengirola Artistas Eclécticos Mijas Pueblo. Until 17 March. Clínica Veterinaria, Avd México 21. Works by Sinikka Ahokas-Gröhn, Elaine Carlton and Richard Wood. www.artistaseclecticos.com Mercedes Llamazares Los Bolichos. Until 23

17/02/2017 19:46

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What to do: music and events

Music and dance The Wall Bar Malaga. Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, 11pm, entry free. 17 February. Susan Valery and Adrian Lombardi. Jazz and vocals. Mäbu Malaga. 17 February, 10pm. Sala Velvet Club, C/de las Comedias. Mábu is an indie b

16/02/2017 11:08

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Saint Valentine, patron saint of epilepsy

February 14th, Valentine's Day, is traditionally known as a day for lovers with cards, chocolates and red roses exchanged. Less well known is that St Valentine is also the patron saint of epilepsy sufferers. In ancient times, when there was very

16/02/2017 11:08

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This week in the galleries

Marbella / Estepona Emmanuel Janvier Estepona. From 18 February until 5 March, New Longman's, Plaza de Manilva, 6. An exhibition of acrylic and watercolour paintings by Emmanuel Janvier. The inauguration evening on 18th starts at 7pm and wil

06/02/2017 13:35

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Silver Loosestrife

Lysimachia ephemerum, also called Willow-leaved or Silver Loosestrife, is a member of the Primulaceae family and native to Southwest Europe. It grows wild in some parts of Spain, usually on banks of streams. Unlike Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum clethro

06/02/2017 13:24

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Getting motivated

If you haven't felt like getting out in the garden due to the cold winds (and even snow in some areas) then the return of the sunshine should give you the motivation to get out there and start preparing beds for the spring. Digging is the best way to

27/01/2017 18:29

What to do

Around the galleries

Malaga Ortega Bru Malaga. Until 28 January, ArsMálaga Palacio Episcopal Around 100 religious paintings, sculptures and drawings in tribute to sculptor Luis Ortega Bru. Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich Malaga. Until 29 January, La Térmica,

27/01/2017 16:49

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Music, film and more

Charity events Concert for Mutiplesclerosis Rincón de la Victoria. 28 January, 8pm. Sala las Musas. A concert in aid of the Esclerosis Múltiple charity features Naiala Narciso, Eduardo Díaz, Aires de Torremolinos and Esperanza Márquez. Char

20/01/2017 14:52

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Snow on the Mountain

The plant genus Breynia includes around 35 species of evergreen shrubs. The most popular of which are the colourful variegated forms as the tiny greenish flowers are virtually invisible. The oval leaves form in flattened, frond-like sprays on pink or

20/01/2017 14:47

What to do

Music and culture, something for everyone

Flamenco 'Quebranto' Nerja. 21 January, 9pm. Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja. 12EUR The dance company Antonio de Verónica trace a path through the different rythms of flamenco. 'Con Temple' Vélez-Málaga. 22 January, 9pm. Teatro del Carmen. 5EUR

20/01/2017 14:45

What to do

This week in the galleries

Marbella / Estepona Magpie International Gallery. Marbella. Until 23 January. C/Virgen del Pilar. 200m from port. An exhibition of art work entitled 'Relaciones' (Relations) by Austrian artist Dana Nowak. Cecilia Noriega-Bozovich Marbell

18/01/2017 10:07

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Million Bells petunia

Calibrachoa is a relatively new genus of plants to many gardeners; the first cultivars weren't available until 1992 and there are still only about a dozen named varieties available in a wide range of vivid colours including soft pinks, bright fuchsia

17/01/2017 13:23

What to do

Exhibitions and galleries

Malaga Gerald Brenan Museum Churriana. Until 1 February. Casa de Gerald Brenan, C/Torremolinos. A collection of photographs of Brenan, his wife and the many friends, among them writers, aristocrats and beatniks, that visited the house in Ch

17/01/2017 13:19

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A week of music and culture

Music and dance Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra Auditorium of Museo Picasso. Malaga. 17 January 8pm The Cuarteto Fucco formed by violinists Nicolás Ciocan and Raúl Baixaili, viola Razuan Cociodar and cellist Carlos González, all teachers from th

06/01/2017 13:59

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Hare's Foot Fern

Davallia canariensis (synonym Trichomanes canariensis) is an epiphyte fern native to the west Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and Madeira. Common names include the Hare's Foot Fern and Shinobu Fern although they tend to be used for the genus

30/12/2016 10:04

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Cider vinegar, the cure-all

For centuries apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used as a folk remedy for all sorts of health problems and recently there has been a renewed interest in its benefits, although there aren't many scientific studies to back up the claims. These claims