Gardening

The Poinciana has flowered

17 May, '120 Comments

Penelope is on fire! Only a couple of weeks ago this majestic tree adorning our front garden was bare. Naked. Unclothed. But within just a few days it has sprouted all of its leaves and buds which have now started to open up and, typical of this tree, started to shed the flowers all around […]

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Mohammedi Rose

Mohammedi Rose

16 May, '120 Comments

I think this is a “single” Sultani or as they’re called locally “Mohammedi” Rose. It has a very nice scent. Unforutnately some bugs have taken a shine to these and other bushes in my garden and they’re chomping at the leaves and damaging flowers. I’ll take some advice from the botanists in the Budaiya experimental […]

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Oh them Bunny Tails

Oh them Bunny Tails

11 May, '120 Comments

Isn’t this gorgeous? I instantly fell in love with this plant when I saw its picture of a seed packet. Yes, I do fall in love easily, I admit, but this one is a bit different. And not so different at the same time. I love tall grasses and I have several clumps in the […]

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Blooming Adenium

Blooming Adenium

10 May, '120 Comments

Remember a couple of days ago I posted that I was ecstatic that the adeniums by the pond in the front garden were budding? Well, I noticed this morning that one of them has bloomed! Happy happy. Love the deep red of this one.

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Garden Accessories

Garden Accessories

10 May, '120 Comments

I don’t think a garden is complete without some nice statues or other accessories. In my garden, I placed quite a number of accessories in several places, but not enough to overwhelm it though, I think you have to have good balance in what you’re doing, otherwise it will rob the essence of a beautiful […]

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