Viveiros Jardimseco - Algarve - Plantas de terra seca - Dry land plants
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  Plantas de terra seca - Dry land plants

 We grow

GROUND COVER & LAWN ALTERNATIVES

Affordable plants offered in quantity for your project. Priced singly or by the square metre.

HEDGES, SCREENS & SHRUBS

Large and small drought tolerant species for hedging and screens

ALOES, AGAVES & OTHER SUCCULENTS

We have a large selection of succulents for the sun and shade

TREES & PALMS, LARGE & SMALL

Grown in special anti-root spiraling pots that promote strong branched root growth

 
GROUND COVER & LAWN ALTERNATIVES - FEATURES

We produce plants in the appropriate size container for the job - discuss your requirements with us first. Small plants are available but sometimes larger plants do better.

Affordable plants offered in quantity priced by the square metre

To cover ground you need more than a few plants. We produce small affordable tough little plants at competitive prices.


The climate of Southern Europe is extremely harsh in the summer months and yet many of us would like to see a green garden all year round. With clever use of drought and heat tolerant ground cover plants, it is possible to achieve this.

 

There are other advantages too. Shading the soil will improve the micro-climate of the garden – cooling the environment for you and creating kinder growing conditions for your other plants. The right ground cover plants will smother weeds and need less irrigation than individual isolated plants. On steep ground they will reduce erosion from wind and rain. Unlike grass, ground cover plants offer a nice variation through the year with flowers and texture. Most will require very little maintenance.

 

  • Reduce irrigation, lawn and weed maintenance

  • Reduce erosion in winter and cut down dust in summer

  • Order cheaper, smaller plants per square metre

  • Improve the micro climate of the garden and lower the temperatures around your house

Please note - advance order only for larger quantities

 
HEDGES, SCREENS & SHRUBS - FEATURES

We offer a wide range of plant & container sizes to order.

Native and exotic species are available to order.
 

Large and small drought tolerant species for hedging and screens

We have a range of appropriate trees and shrubs that can be used for informal and formal hedging. The species we use are a mix of tough natives and selected exotics.


We suggest starting with small plants wherever you can because they transplant and grow more vigorously than an older larger plant. If you need an immediate screen you may be tempted to invest in older and taller plants. We may offer a few species in larger sizes, but still believe that small young plants are a better option. They will cost a fraction of the price, will need less irrigation and will grow and establish faster. They are also easier to plant. Consider installing a temporary simple fence using light shade netting for an instant screen, which can be removed after a couple of years.


Several native species, including mixes of species, can be clipped to provide a solid green wall of vegetation that requires no water in the future.
 

 

  • We can offer a range of interesting species for year round & seasonal interest

  • Flowering and fruiting shrubs are valuable for insects and birds

  • Hedges provide soft natural screening and protection against wind

  • Great for boundaries where wall or fence height may be restricted by law.

Please note - advance order only for larger quantities

 
ALOES, AGAVES & OTHER SUCCULENTS - FEATURES

Large specimens plants available, ground cover and evergreen shrubs for sun & shade

We have a large selection of succulents for landscaping

Many succulents do very well in dry climates, both in full sun and in those awkward shaded areas. Succulent plants are a great choice for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Most of them originate from hot, dry parts of the world and they are well adapted to cope with our climate here. There is a huge range and variety available, from soft ground covers like Sedum rubrotinctum to huge architectural statement plants like Agave ferox.


There are different succulents to suit sunny or shady areas of the garden. Many of them flower during winter and have colourful  foliage during summer. Most will cope with the poor rocky soil that many people have in southern areas and once established will require no water except for rain. We can even establish them in pots and vases for you.


We grow a very wide variety of ready to plant large succulents that are not normally available.

 

  • We can offer a range of interesting species for year round & seasonal interest

  • We hold large specimen plants, particularly Aloes

  • We can supply plants in vases for balconies and terraces

  • Plants available in quantity for ground cover

 
TREE (AND PALM TREE) PRODUCTION - FEATURES

We offer a wide range of plant & container sizes to order.

Native and exotic species are available to order.
 

Large and small drought tolerant species for hedging and screens

We have a range of appropriate trees and shrubs that can be used for informal and formal hedging. The species we use are a mix of tough natives and selected exotics.


We suggest starting with small plants wherever you can because they transplant and grow more vigorously than an older larger plant. If you need an immediate screen you may be tempted to invest in older and taller plants. We may offer a few species in larger sizes, but still believe that small young plants are a better option. They will cost a fraction of the price, will need less irrigation and will grow and establish faster. They are also easier to plant. Consider installing a temporary simple fence using light shade netting for an instant screen, which can be removed after a couple of years.


Several native species, including mixes of species, can be clipped to provide a solid green wall of vegetation that requires no water in the future.
 

  • We can offer a range of interesting species for year round & seasonal interest

  • Flowering and fruiting shrubs are valuable for insects and birds

  • Hedges provide soft natural screening and protection against wind

  • Great for boundaries where wall or fence height may be restricted by law.

Please note - advance order only for larger quantities

We produce most of our plants in anti-spiral pots. You have a choice of fibre pots (that you plant straight into the ground) or plastic grid pots. If you are not familiar with these (as shown on our Home page) please do read the next sections on anti-spiral fibre pots & anti-spiral grid pots - read more

 
ANTI SPIRAL FIBRE POTS - FEATURES

Fibre pots are 1,2  litre square 19 cm deep - there is no need to remove the pot

Well developed young plants with excellent deep roots!

Why produce plants in these pots? With our fibre pots the plants go straight into the ground thus avoiding “transplantation shock”. We only use natural low nitrogen fertilisers, coir and compost substrate, this mixture together with the fibre pot gives excellent penetrability to water.


While growing in the nursery the plant roots are naturally entwined in the fibre and pruned by the air. This builds up a dense protected root system. Like our open grid pots, this action also prevents roots from spiraling. The pots are made from virgin wood fibre and do not contain any additives.


These fibre pots are totally bio-degradable in the soil so we (and you!) have no plastic wastage or re-cycling responsibilities.

 

  • Avoid transplant shock  when planting

  • Plants are young and vigorous, not root bound

  • Pots are deep and prevent spiraling root growth

  • Completely bio-degradable, no plastics involved

Please note - fibre pots are only available as an advance order

NEXT - Anti-spiral grid pots - read more

 
ANTI-SPIRAL GRID POT PRODUCTION - FEATURES

Compact tough little plants with well developed root systems

For the best root growth we offer plants in deep 19 cm by 10 cm square 1,4 litre anti-spiral grid pots

These compact young plants are grown outside in the sun, wind and rain - the way they live in the future. Most of these plants are only produced for one season ensuring they are young and vigorous which helps them establish quickly in the garden.


Roots allow a plant to absorb water and nutrients from the surrounding soil and a healthy root system is key to a healthy plant. Our grid pots also have deep root anti-spiraling indentations in the wall that guide the roots downwards and naturally prune them as they come into contact with air. This creates a much denser fibrous root system within the pot. This system produces strong healthy plants with a much better chance of survival when planted out.
 

  • Compact plants with excellent root to shoot ratio’s

  • Plants are young and vigorous with deep healthy roots

  • A wide range of mediterranean dry land species

  • Completely bio-degradable, no plastics involved

We do not use any pesticides in the production of our plants

Dirty plastics are difficult to recycle so please return our pots to us and we will re-use them again and again - no plastic waste!

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