Gardening

Variegated Hibiscus

Variegated Hibiscus

10 May, '120 Comments

I love hibiscus flowers. There are thousands of them I know, but they all obviously share some basics which distinguishes them from the others. I’ve had and still do have several bushes in my garden, unfortunately, they’re very susceptible to the dreaded mealy bug, especially in the summer, and as the summer is already here […]

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Mulch, my solution to the cat problem

Mulch, my solution to the cat problem

8 May, '120 Comments

These lovely clump of plants only started to thrive – after coming very close to death – when I put that mulch on all around them. The reason they were dying was the bloody cats were insisting on using that patch as their latrine! I’m glad to say that I’m having good success with the […]

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The Cassia Fistula’s Naked!

The Cassia Fistula’s Naked!

5 May, '120 Comments

The Cassia Fistula‘s almost naked now, which means that it soon will sport chandaliers of yellow flower clumps to be followed by long and hard seed pods. It sheds a couple of months later in Bahrain than it does in other parts of the world, its native south east asia mostly. It looks like we’re […]

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The Maldivian Plumerias Have Taken

The Maldivian Plumerias Have Taken

4 May, '120 Comments

My wife and I spent a fantastic and relaxing short holiday in Velassaru, one of the Maldivian Heavenly atolls. The plants on that atolls were very similar to what we have here in Bahrain: plumerias, palms and other heat tolerant plants. I particularly fell in love with two plumerias, and the elephant ear plant. I […]

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Vandalism

Vandalism

2 May, '120 Comments

I am gutted. You know I spent quite some time designing, building and planting my xeriscaped border outside my house as a contribution to my neighborhood, country and environment. Unfortunately, some vandals – most probably kids who go to the school opposite my house – continue to wreak havoc in it by willfully damaging the […]

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