One aspect of the garden that always amazes me during the spring is how plants and trees appear to have a growth spurt after some good old Andalucian rain. It was the same in the UK although I dont remember such a significant difference in growth after even the briefest of showers - maybe our Spanish gardens are taking advantage of what rain we get.
Above: Cherry tree, looks like cherry pie this year! The first year it has had any significant fruit. Below: Almond tree - if you have one of these the almonds are tremendously sweet, the locals can be seen shelling the almonds in season.
Out in the campo the soil quality is not the best so manure is great when first planting. Funny thing is you can stand for hours every day with the hose pipe watering your garden but after some quality "lluvia" everything seems to be a foot higher the next morning!