After moving continents the end of last year, I finally got round to unpacking the remaining boxes that had been kept in the store rooms at our villa.
It's the only time we ever look through the old photo albums is when we move home, as we are packing up and as we eventually get round to unpacking. This is the 4th home we've had in 5 years.
With it being summer in Dubai, it's got to the stage after 3 months of nothing but heat, that I've run out of things I can do in regards to 'creating a garden in the desert'
So I thought I'd take you for a trip through the gardens of my childhood and yes, I am that old, some of the photos are black and white before it was considered to be 'in'
I wrote a post back in April about my trip to UK garden's in spring and I'll be visiting again next month and will write a post about autumn.
My Grans garden in Cwmbran
The good old camera strap in the way
Aged 6 ready for the Carnival float
Aged 7 dressing up
Aged 8 with my cousin
Our back garden
The front garden.
The view from the back door in Ross-on-Wye
Aged between 15 and 17
With my nan and mum and dog Sukie
Meanwhile back in the present and out to the desert. I decided to bring the tomato seedling indoors and noticed that within a few days, some other seeds already in the pot have grown, I've no idea what they are, but I decided to bring the rest of the pots in to see what else will germinate.
As it's very humid at the moment, with little respite after sun set, I've been walking Bob in the daylight. Despite the heat it is still very green in Dubai and still many plants flowering.
I saw this plant with a yellow flower so I took a few cuttings.