Osho Gardeners

The Alentejo landscape turns brown in summer because it does not rain and this also happens in much of our garden, except along an irrigation channel that we started some months ago where all kinds of weeds now grow in abundance. In these pictures Monta and Annija are taking some of it out and transplant it to the still mostly barren hilltop that we created this spring as a barrier between our house and the road. The N266 is not a very busy road but it carries some traffic from the Monchique mountain area in the Algarve to Lisbon and the north of Portugal. In order to further reduce the traffic noise we are growing a natural sound barrier of different tree types and Portuguese bamboo. But we also need ground cover with many smaller plants to prevent erosion later this year when the rains start. We are irrigating this hill daily in the evening and some of the weeds that we transplanted in the past months are doing very well as you can see in the second picture.


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