Gardening

Guerilla Gardening

Guerilla Gardening

27 Jun, '164 Comments

I created this border yesterday. It features big rocks that were dug up by the sewageworks in our neighbourhood. As you can see, I repurposed them as well as the sand they dug up to create a couple of xeriscaped borders. These are positioned at the entrance (or the end) of our road and neighbourhood. […]

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Exotics

Exotics

29 Aug, '152 Comments

Every time I visit another country, I try to bring back with me some plants that took my fancy, and those that I think will have a chance to grow in my garden. I’m particularly taken with “showy” plants, plants with nice flowers and those that can attract nice wildlife. One that I tried to […]

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Some of the bulbs are showing already!

Some of the bulbs are showing already!

4 Nov, '140 Comments

I planted a bunch of bulbs on Oct 24 and I’m thrilled that some have already pushed through! Thanks to Google+ for applying some special effects to the original picture. Quite neat 😉

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376 bulbs and some hollyhocks planted

376 bulbs and some hollyhocks planted

24 Oct, '141 Comment

To put what I’ve done this morning in the garden in a sentence, it would have to to: “Back breaking, but exhilarating work!” My wife brought just about a whole suitcase-full of bulbs with her from her recent visit to Scotland. This morning I’ve planted 376 of those bulbs around various borders in the garden and […]

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Bulbs!

Bulbs!

17 Oct, '140 Comments

  My my wife just got back from the UK and she brought me this horde of bulbs. YES!

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Full timelapse video of the patio construction

Full timelapse video of the patio construction

9 Sep, '140 Comments

Almanaratain built our patio in the front garden. Here’s the two-day timelapse video of that build. Enjoy and watch the how-to video here. Remember to thumbs up and subscribe on YouTube! Thanks.

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Meet the Seedlings

Meet the Seedlings

4 Sep, '140 Comments

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I noticed that some shoots were already starting in the nursery just two days after the seeds were sown! I was so happy about that progress. It’s now just five days since I started the nursery and now we’ve got quite a few trays exhibiting signs of life. First […]

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The Seeding of the Nursery – Gallery

The Seeding of the Nursery – Gallery

29 Aug, '140 Comments

Here are the seeds which have been sown today (Friday 29 Aug 2014) in the nursery. A total of 16 seed trays and 34 types of plants. Watch the video for more of the seeding info and background:

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A gift of cherry pepper seeds

A gift of cherry pepper seeds

25 Aug, '140 Comments

My friend Ahmed Alsharaf, another avid gardener and lover of animals, visited this morning and gifted me a can of Cherry Pepper seeds complete in their own container that only needs water, sun and some loving attention for them to grow. No this is no lazy gardening, but every help in ensuring a good crop […]

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Hello Turnera subulata bushes

Hello Turnera subulata bushes

25 Aug, '140 Comments

As you know, we went out last weekend and grabbed a few things for the garden. We picked up five small bushes because their flowers and shape drew us. Unfortunately the garden nursery staff didn’t know the actual name of the plant. This is not the first time that I got a plant that I […]

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