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Sea daffodil on Maltese beach

How does your garden grow…in a Maltese summer?

Malta’s gardens aren’t only about cacti. But if you want more variety and greenery in your patch of rock this summer, take a tip from garden designer Melina Scodanibbio.

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Bougainvillea in Sliema. Photo Gege Gatt

Easy summer living: patio & terrace plants & tips

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to your patio or terrace. Melina Scondannibio on how to use plants with effect and style in our limited al fresco spaces.

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The Bitter-Sweet Side of Malta

Don’t let Malta’s original oranges die a death. Bitter ‘Seville’s’ were introduced by the Arabs, but are hardly grown here let alone used now. Let’s get marmalade making…

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Lavender blue, dilly dilly…

Our flower of the month for April in Malta is lavender. Forget it being an old lady’s scent. Lavender is the ultimate heady Mediterranean perfume!

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Kiosks: part of the (street) furniture

The kiosk was once a common sight on Malta’s streets. Now, it’s all but replaced by the motorvan convenience food hawkers. We celebrate the traditional kiosk and find some still open for business.

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A Walk by Grand Harbour

Saturday in the city of Valletta isn’t all about shops and cafes. Take the low road for once, and stretch your legs for a totally different view of Grand Harbour.

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Labour of Love: the Olive Harvest

It takes seven people five hours to hand-harvest 30 kilos of olives from one Maltese garden. But, says Annabel Mallia, the pleasure is all in the eating, and lasts a year!

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Stay Cool in Hot Malta: Go Underground

Ice cream; the typical way to stay cool. But be inventive and get some long lasting heat relief by seeking out caves, catacombs and caverns.

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7 Maltese Gardens to Cool Off In

Greenery has never been big in Malta, but things are a changing. Gardens, public and private, are very ‘in’ these days. We recommend some to find shade in.

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Swings and Roundabouts

Lethal and legal? Some kids’ playgrounds in Malta leave a lot to be desired. We list the excellent and the not so.

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Oranges & Lemons

Praise to our lady for the orange harvest! Maltese oranges are plentiful, and almost a food for free.

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