Emma in Bahrain

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Posted: 29/04/2014 at 07:12

Can anyone advise how to plant out?  I sowed seeds last week and now have some impressive, but weak and tall shoots.  I live in a warm dry climate and I need to choose the best spot in my garden.  I have a large space available that is in shade all day or spots that's are more or less full sun all day (I was planning on putting the sunflowers, tomatoes, peppers etc in here).  If necessary I could find an alternate area.  Any advice for planting out? And whether my fast growing shoots are going to give me a weak plant?

Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:38


Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:29


 This is the front of the house

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:20

My sister recently had all of her exterior walls filled with insulation and the brickwork repointed on her local council (Medway), not sure if this is just a local scheme in Kent or national.  But I could find out.  It's not council owned property...

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:15

Just sown my first sweet peas. Soaked the seeds overnight (read that somewhere) and put them in fibre pots with coir pellets in the base (worried about soli quality when I plant out).  what im worried about is them getting too hot/dry. They are in a cool-ish store room with a window and i plan to set them in the afternoon sun daily. they are well watered. Any tips? 

Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:04

I meant to say that the garden is established and the Birch mature.  There are contracted gardeners who look after the 4 houses on my green compound but it has so much more potential and from what I can see (in the past 2 months) they only maintain it.  It's is well irrigated and watered daily.  

I'd like more pots  - I have a very concrete courtyard space (mostly for the washing) but worry about the heat they'll absorb. As its right outside my kitchen in needs something.

Hot, dry garden

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:52

Hello, I'm new to gardening and living in the Middle East.  Has anyone got experience with these types of gardens?  I've not even got the faintest idea what type of soil I have  (not a good start - but at least I know there are different types, right?).

just signed up as I was googling my yellow leaved Silver Birch.  It's late April and hotting up (high thirties) but the weather is usual. I was surprised its dropping all over the lawn.  Need to have a closer look.

This week I've filled my seed trays (lobelia, snap dragons, sweet peas and giant pumpkins) and hope that starting off simple will ease me in.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:38

I live in Bahrain, anyone with experience of a garden in the Middle East? I'm just getting familiar with my new garden and have all of my seed trays full, hoping the hot weather will counteract the lateness Of the year. Emma

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