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The Palm Tree is Out

Quite a sad day today. We’ve had to have the palm tree removed. It didn’t show any recovery unfortunately, in fact if anything, it regressed as the canopy almost collapsed and the crown was tilting down, a sure sign of trouble. So I engaged a local guy with access to a high-lift crane mounted on a flat-bed to come and do the honors. They came with a couple of workers and had at it.The problem …

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The garden this morning and some sad news

I noticed that one of the palms, the favorite, was looking a bit sickly yesterday when driving home. That wasn’t that far from the truth, unfortunately. The gardener was fearful that it might have died, so I asked him to call the “palm tree surgeon” whom I always use to take care of them. He had a good look and suggested that the dead new growth in the centre of the palm was due to them …

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Summer Garden

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It’s almost the hight of summer here in Bahrain, but with some water, a lot of plants do thrive. Okay, green is the predominent colour at this time of year, but the textures and hues are still breathtaking. Take the time to enjoy life… thank me later! …

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Yellow Canna

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Yellow Canna, a photo by malyousif on Flickr. I love these unassuming plants. They take over the area they’re planted in, and even when not in flower, their tightly packed stalks, texture and colors of their leaves are enough to make any garden proud. But when they do flower – and they do that all too briefly – they truly shine. Look how gorgeous and deep that yellow is. And that’s without any photoshopping too! …

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