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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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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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Oh the hard life!

Oh the hard life!

8 May, '124 Comments

This is just too cute not to share here. This is George, tired again after just waking up this morning! Have a great, energy filled morning my friends 🙂

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Unneeded Escalation

Unneeded Escalation

5 May, '125 Comments

I don’t write as often here not because the absence of rich material to blog about, but after so many years of doing so, I feel that I’m now seriously in a “broken record” mode. I feel that I’ve written about so many similar situations over the past ten years and have given the same […]

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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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