Welcome to my garden

This is my new garden – it is big, hot and dry, and it is very different from my allotment in London. I don’t even know what most of the plants are – I’ve recognised aloe and tiger lillies … the rest – I haven’t got a clue. If you know what they are please do leave a comment.

I am planning to make a few changes:

  1. plant a herb garden next to the aloes and Andy*. Apparently herbs thrive outside most of the year; maybe except for the summer period. The challenge is to keep the moisture in the ground but hay or bark chippings should solve that problem
  2. replace some of the grass with something easier to maintain and preferably also some colours, as in pretty flowers
  3. growing a small vegetable garden – I’m thinking tomatoes, chillies and courgettes, but will have to do some more research on how to do this in the heat
  4. get lots of pots with flowers and even lemon and lime trees

There is a plant souk near Mina Port with an abundance of plants, pots and hopefully I can also get some of the vendors to part with some of their knowledge. And I get to practice my bargaining skills ….

Any ideas and tips from you are also very much appreciated.

More about My Allotment Adventure:
Allotment Moments
More Allotment Moments
Strawberry Galore

*Andy is a big rubber duck I bought some years ago when I decided every garden needs a big yellow duck. It is called Andy because ’and’ means duck in Danish.

4 thoughts on “Welcome to my garden

    1. Thank you so much Kalamain. That’s two more plants identified – purple heart and beach spider lily.

      I’m working on the light as that will be necessary in particular during the summer. The watering will be a challenge, I’m sure.

      Thank you for the link too – that is really helpful and I now feel more confident that I can establish a vegetable garden.


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    1. Thank you again – apologies for the poor quality. They look similar but I don’t think it is a plumeria – but I now know what the beautiful trees outside my building are called.

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