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Chilli Peppers

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Chilli Peppers

Chilli Peppers, originally uploaded by malyousif.

I completely ignored these shrubs (and garden) for the last few months as I have been really busy, add to that the fact that we are repainting the house so it’s surrounded with scaffolding an up to 10 painters stomping all over the garden and you get the idea.

Having said that, I am determined to restart my green-thumb campaign come the new season in September.

Have a wonderful (and spicy!) weekend my friends.

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Scorched Frangipani

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Scorched Frangipani

Scorched Frangipani, originally uploaded by malyousif.

Summer is almost at its hight here and it is merciless to the plants, only the toughest survive. Plumerias are definitely tough and very adaptable.

I planted this one just outside of our house and for all the abuse it gets (cars, children, passing fanciers picking its flowers, hostile environment) it continues to grow quite well.

Have a wonderful and fragrant weekend my friends.

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The Mask

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mask, originally uploaded by malyousif.

Hello my friends, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

A little bit different from the usual garden pictures, and although I have promised Manaf that I would do a garden video for this Friday, unfortunately the weather is atrocious at the moment – too dusty, so you’ll have to forgive me, and blame him!

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Euphorbia Milli Hybrid – yet another kind!

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I must confess that I have a very soft spot for Euphorbia Millis, with this that I picked up from Jawad’s – of all places – it brings the total types that I have of this fabulous plant to 4. Look through my Flickr stream to see the others. This one is quite cute, the red flowers as you can see are deep red, but enclosed in them are pretty yellow ones. Very pretty.

With this my friends, I wish you a very happy a peaceful Friday.

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Friday > Passion fruit

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Passion fruit

Passion fruit, originally uploaded by malyousif.

This passiflora really enjoys its new position, it’s mother plant died unfortunately, but from a little sapling, this thing is covering most of the wall. It’s the first time that it actually produces this much fruit. Not sure if I’ll eat them (some passion fruit are poisonous – I tried one before from the mother plant but it was quite bland) but it’s sure is good enough to have in the garden.

Have a wonderful Friday my friends.

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Friday Breakfast – the spread

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Friday Breakfast - the spread

Friday Breakfast – the spread, originally uploaded by malyousif.

We’re so happy to have our eldest daughter Amna back with us for her university summer break. To celebrate (well, and an excuse to pig out too!) we prepared a full Friday Breakfast spread. What you see in this picture is the traditional heart-attack food, and then some. I’ll highlight the dishes and what their called on Flickr, so please click on the picture to view the notes.

The spread includes the local Bahraini (or Iranian) unleavened bread called Khobiz (center), some vegetable samboosa (or samoosa as some call them), cheese samboosa, aloo (deep fried potato dumplings), curried tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, scrambled eggs, curried tomato with scrambled eggs, labna, gaimer (thick cream, we normally eat this with a little salt mixed in, some like it sweet so they mix it with sugar), chick peas and yogurt.

If there is something left of this, I normally get more samboosas than could be inhaled in a single sitting, they keep well in the fridge for several re-visits through the day.

I hope you enjoy your breakfast whatever it and I hope too that you have an excellent Friday and weekend my friends.

Milky tea, part of the Friday breakfast Samboosa shop - Bani Jamra, Bahrain 2 Prepared samboosa, uncooked Khabbaz 2

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Cleome spinosa

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Cleome spinosa

Cleome spinosa, originally uploaded by malyousif.

This is an escapee. Yes it is!

I found this growing in the corner of the vegetable patch and seemed to be doing well enough. I told everyone to leave it alone (otherwise the gardener might have have pulled it out and threw it thinking it to be “kachra”!)

I noticed about a week ago that it was starting to bud, which meant that it was flowering soon and with that I might be able to identify it. I did this morning. I rooted through the collection of seed packets I planted last year and found it! It’s a Cleome spinosa aka “spider plant”.

Now that I know that it’s successful, I’ll wait for the seed pods and will plant them directly into the ground for next year.

Anyone want to exchange seeds of exotic plants?

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