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A wet garden

A wet garden

8 Dec, '090 Comments

The garden this morning, originally uploaded by malyousif. The garden has been soaked with rain the past few days. The plants seem to be happy enough with it (didn’t switch off the irrigation yet, rain is still unpredictable) but the very best thing about having sustained rain like this is the thorough washing of all […]

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The Datura is full of flowers

The Datura is full of flowers

4 Dec, '090 Comments

Happy Friday my friends. We came home from Rome early this morning to be greeted with this lovely thing by our front door: In a space of week, it woke up and produced all of these lovely flowers. It’s quite unfortunate that my gardener decided arbitrarily to chop the thing while we were away last […]

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Bananas

Bananas

20 Nov, '090 Comments

Bananas, originally uploaded by malyousif. They’re shaping up quite nicely so far, but not sure how they’ll fair with the weather suddenly turning cooler. In any case, I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends.

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Mahmood’s Den gets a new make-over

Mahmood’s Den gets a new make-over

17 Nov, '096 Comments

I know I know, once a blogger always a blogger. I won’t even put a name to it, but almost every search I do gets me back to a previous article I have written here or a comment from one of the over 44,000 comments entered over the years and I get that pang: “maybe I should write about this” etc. I’m sure many other bloggers would sympathise with the situation.

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Want greener grass? Pee on it!

Want greener grass? Pee on it!

14 Nov, '090 Comments

That’s not too far from the truth actually, urea in the human body carries waste nitrogen out of the body in urine, it’s the same chemical component that releases nitrogen where it is most required, the stuff is packed with nitrogen! I normally spread urea on my lawn after cutting it once every summer and it almost instantly turn luscious green.

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