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Bananas

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

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!

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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Bananas!

Bananas!, originally uploaded by malyousif.It’s almost mid November and Bahrain’s weather is still in the 30s C. No wonder the plants are confused. The banana tree is showing a new crop, in November! Although it’s Friday the 13th today, do have a fantastic and peaceful Friday my friends. …

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Datura

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Datura, originally uploaded by malyousif.The first of the season! I love this plant which I grew from seed a couple of years ago. Although heavily attacked by mealy bugs and fungus this year, it survived after I heavily pruned the worst affected parts. I look forward to more of its gorgeous flowers. I’ve got some seeds if you want to add this lovely plant to your garden. Please contact me if you want some. Have …

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Adeniums in Wat Aroon temple

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"Wat Aroon" the Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand, originally uploaded by malyousif.“Wat Aroon” the Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand They’re almost “normal” in Bangkok, adeniums are all over the place and they flourish, puts mine to shame and eggs me to do better. Well, thanks to a friend, I received 5 adeniums grown from seed in Bahrain. After this trip to Thailand, I finally know how and where I want to plant them. Thanks Jean! …

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The Shy Plant

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The Shy Plant, originally uploaded by malyousif.It seeded itself from another that unfortunately died. But I’m really glad that it took matters into its own hands. It’s still a very small bush by the front door but I look forward to it filling that space. Have a wonderful Friday my friends. …

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