It’s flourishing this year, thanks for my wife’s choice of filling it to the brim with red chrysanthemums 🙂
600 Allisum (white, pink, purple)
200 Geraniums (white, red)
100 stock (white, purple)
10 rose bushes (sultani)
10 jasmine bushes (full)
2 variegated hibiscus bushes
25 flowers, can’t remember there names at the moment!
Did I paint a picture in your head yet?
Since the weather turned to the better about a week ago, I’ve put more effort into two things:
I just realized that I didn’t introduce Hope on the blog! Sorry. Well, meet Hope, the newest addition and the very much long awaited addition to the garden. Here she is sitting at her pond and being quite happy and content.
I had my eye on her for months, but unfortunately the seller and I couldn’t agree on a price. Now that they’re going out of business, they have met my stipulated price and I brought her over about 3 weeks or so ago, and yesterday afternoon was an opportune moment for to me clean up around her and spruce up her throne a bit. Now with the cable and various pipes hidden, I’m quite happy too.
Just a few weeks ago, this lovely hydrangea was doing well enough – considering it’s not supposed to survive at all in Bahrain’s climate. Alas, this is what it’s been reduced to in its first ever Bahraini summer. I’ve not lost complete hope yet though, you will notice that against all odds, it’s got some new growth showing.
I do fervently hope that it’ll survive the next few weeks and come back growing stronger come November.
Here’s for hoping for the best.
Update 3 Nov 2011 – Unfortunately the hydrangea didn’t survive much beyond the original post. It completely withered and dried out in the heat of the summer. I guess I have to simply give up on hydrangeas in this kind of climate.
We’re innundated with various kinds of tomatos from our vegetable garden; cherry, regular and also these huge monsters, the heirloom tomatoes. I think next year I’ll half the amount of plants in that patch just so we can handle the volume 🙂
What helped this year with the produce is that we regularly gave a large part of it away to friends and family. On second thoughts, I think I’ll double the plants so we can share more!
If you’ve been following my gardening blog at mahmoodsgarden.com you already know my trials and tribulations with our lawn. From a lush, thick, carpet-like heaven, to a mud field just a few weeks ago.
I took matters into my own hands and seeded the lawn with Ryegrass. Now, three weeks later and after cutting it for the second time yesterday, fertilising it with NPK and Urea, rolling over the freshly cut and fertilized lawn to firm the ground up, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it at least appears to be recovering.
It’s a pleasure now to sit in the garden, have a Turkish coffee and just while away the time, without having to scrape your shoes afterwards from the mud that would have caked them.