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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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MGS S01E12 – The Nursery, take 2

MGS S01E12 – The Nursery, take 2

3 Nov, '140 Comments

The first attempt this year at a nursery failed and in this video I tell you why. I also take the opportunity to build on that gained experience and start the 2nd version of the nursery. Here’s hoping for the best! Do you have any experiences to share? I’d love to hear from you especially […]

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MGS S01E11 – A Garden and Gardening Update

MGS S01E11 – A Garden and Gardening Update

1 Nov, '140 Comments

This episode is dedicated to my friend Fadi Fallaha who continues to encourage me to continue on with producing these episodes. Thanks Fadi! So here you go, a quick update on the status of the garden after an absence of a couple of weeks due to work commitments. This update contains a gardening status check […]

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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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MGS S01E10 – Inviting Birds into your Garden

MGS S01E10 – Inviting Birds into your Garden

4 Oct, '140 Comments

There is nothing that brings a garden to life than birds and their chirping and singing and flitting around. We’re blessed to have several varieties who have made our garden their home. To invite them into your garden doesn’t really take too much effort; at the very least, just provide them with water to drink […]

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MGS S01E09 – Potting the Seedlings

MGS S01E09 – Potting the Seedlings

27 Sep, '140 Comments

The seeds I’ve sown in Episode 2 have mostly come through with some achieving quite good success. It’s time now to pot them up in small pots and make them ready to go into the ground. Apart from the potting of the seedlings, I construct proper shading boxes to replace the temporary structure on the […]

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MGS S01E07 – Thinning the Seeds

MGS S01E07 – Thinning the Seeds

14 Sep, '140 Comments

Thinning and pruning seem to be a counterproductive activity for novice gardeners. I learnt the hard way that those are a necessity for the garden to thrive. I share my findings in this episode.

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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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