Last year the weather slowed me down, but this year I'm working full time and being outside in the heat and the drive home from work, after a full day of teaching just drains me and it's as much as I can do to have dinner, walk the dog and water the garden, before collapsing into bed.
I'm also leaving Dubai for July and August to escape the heat, travelling to South Africa, Germany and the UK, so I'll have plenty of gardens to photograph and blog about on my travels, for now the husband and I are off out to explore the world of indoors in one of the many malls in Dubai with a focus on the outdoor life.
This has sat here for 3 weeks, waiting to be planted and seeds sown.
The purchase of this 15m hose pipe has helped as it saves me dragging the larger one round to water every evening.
The chills and tomatoes are still producing.
I was a little surprised to discover 2 new peppers.
The tall plants are now lacking their bright pink/purple flowers, but they are providing excellent protection to the other flowers, especially the nasturtiums, from the sun.
Photo taken last week, you can see how colourful the flowers were compared to yesterdays picture, above.
Sadly some of my indoor plants haven't made it, i don't know if it's over watering, the air con or just bad luck.
Both the indoor and outdoor basil are doing exceptionally well, but the hydrangea is looking a bit worse for wear and I've no idea what to do with it.
This si the car park where I work, on the edge of the city near a housing estate. Unless the land is built on or landscaped, this is what all open spaces look like in Dubai, beige and barren and slightly depressing.