Friday, 28 August 2015

Selecting climbers and shrubs to grow in the desert with #HDYGG?

I've been researching the types of shrubs and climbers that will grow in sand and tolerate drought conditions in the desert/garden in Dubai.

I've decided on the two climbers below, as I'm hoping the bougainvillaea cuttings will take.

Jasmine Fluminense - Arabian Jasmine

Drought tolerant and propagates well, is self seeding and fragrant.


Ipomoea Palmata - Railway Creeper

Drought tolerant and survives in poor soil. Propagates well from cuttings. Grows fast and will provide excellent coverage.


Now I've just got to find out if these plants are sold in Dubai and their cost.

Photo Credits Shutterstock

Seeds and cuttings update.

Only two cuttings took and I have one tomato seedling and one nasturtium that is growing well indoors.


10 comments:

  1. I love following your experiments and trials, I wonder what you will end up growing outdoors next? Are plant costs expensive out there? Excuse my ignorance I have literally no clue about the cost of things in Dubai - how does it vary from the UK?

    Thanks for joining in again x

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    1. my next project outside involves a wooden desk and table decorations, i'm blogging about the cost of things here for tomorrow

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  2. Jasmine is one of my favourite smells! I hope it grows well for you. Good to see your nasturtium getting taller :)

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    1. i do hope i can buy scented Jasmine here

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  3. Ooo I really hope that you can find and grow bougainvillaea! Good luck!

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    1. we have lots of bougainvillaea in the garden but my attempts with cutting haven't gone too well

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  4. It must be so crazy trying to adjust to a climate that's so totally different to what you're used to. The plants you've chosen look and sound beautiful so fingers crossed you can get hold of them!

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    1. thank you, I'm off to the Uk next week so i'll be checking out the garden centres when i get back

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  5. I adore jasmine - looking forward to reading what you choose.

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    1. will be checking out the garden centres soon

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