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Adeniums in Wat Aroon temple

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“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!

Have a wonderful Friday my friends.

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The parakeets are back

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The parakeets are back

The parakeets are back, originally uploaded by malyousif.

I notice that the rose-ringed parakeets are slowly coming back, it must be their nesting season again as we see 5 or 6 at breakfast every morning. This guy was checking out an old nesting site but left in a huff with his mate when I went out to take some pictures!

Have a wonderful Friday my friends.

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The Shy Plant

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The Shy Plant

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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Mr. Frog

Mr. Frog

Mr. Frog, originally uploaded by malyousif.

Resting on a rock by his pond this afternoon. Really glad that he survived the insecticide profusely used by the bug people a couple of weeks ago. At least 2 or 3 other frogs died because of it and so did several fish. You would think that they would think about what they would use to reduce the effect of the poison if they see animals and pond life, wouldn’t you?

Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

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Buddha Patch

Buddha

Buddha, originally uploaded by malyousif.

The Buddha Patch survived the summer a lot better than I expected this time. Even the bamboo seem to have finally taken root and are really getting on. Buddha is happy!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

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Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly, originally uploaded by malyousif.

This guy was enjoying one of my lantana bushes in the garden this afternoon. Is this a harbinger of better weather finally?

Have a wonderful weekend my friends, and I also wish you an excellent Eid.

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New Plumeria

I bought this new king of plumeria from a garden centre this morning and promptly found a place for it in my garden.

Plumeria

I have no idea what type of plumeria it is. You could clearly see that it’s leaves are a bit “weird” and unlike any frangipani I have seen before. The garden centre didn’t have the Latin name (of course) so it should be fun trying to properly identifying it. If you could help, please enter a comment with my thanks.

Have a wonderful and peaceful weekend my friends.

ehm: identified as Plumeria Pudica, reportedly one of the best you can get. I’ll reserve judgment for a while if you don’t mind. I’m pretty partial to most kinds of Plumerias so I’ll see how this one fairs.

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Portulaca

Portulaca

Portulaca, originally uploaded by malyousif.

Happy Friday!

There isn’t much happening in the garden at the moment; end of summer, still hot and barely recovering from the onslaught on the house by the painters. Only the toughest plants are flowering at the moment: this portulaca in the Cauldron, some lantanas and of course the frangipanis.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday and even better weekend my friends.

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