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:
- 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
- replace some of the grass with something easier to maintain and preferably also some colours, as in pretty flowers
- 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
- 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.