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MGS S01E03 – Potting the Cacti

Continuing with preparing my garden for the season that is knocking on our doors, I moved a couple of cacti which I planted “temporarily” in a flower bed. I opted to move them into pots in order to provide them with the micro-climate and environments they need. In this episode I show how to prepare a soil mix especially for cacti and talk about some gained tips from my experience with cacti over the years.Have you …

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Going potty

This weekend’s project is to make use of some of the tens of pots we have lying around. My wife suggests we open a garden shop, or at least do a yard sale to get rid of some of them. No way, I say. Pots are meant to be mini-gardens, and that’s what I’m going to do this weekend. And to be fair, it was she who suggested that I use some of the pots, something …

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Reclaiming the pool deck

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Reclaiming the pool deck, originally uploaded by malyousif.The far side of the pool deck, by the changing and pump rooms, was neglected since we moved in really. I used that area exclusively to BBQs but when we’re not firing that thing up, the area remained rather dull and uninviting. I look at it every single meal time (you can’t miss it! it’s just opposite the kitchen and breakfast nook) I promise myself that I’ve got …

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Hanging baskets

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This is the first time I try my hands at hanging baskets. I bought 4 large ceramic hanging baskets from Al-Sultan Garden Centre in Khobar a while ago and they’ve been staring at me in the shed since. I finally got the chance to coax them off the shelf and onto brackets in the weekend (Sat, 8 Dec, ’07). With the help of my daughter Hanan, we installed four brackets on the walls of the house …

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