Dead plants, an over grown border and a lawn that grew so much with the humidity, it just collapsed in on itself.
Summer in Dubai is hot and the humidity can take 'feel like' temps up to the high 50's.
We don't use the garden between mid June and mid October, other than letting the dog out first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The months leading up to summer tend to involve just sweeping up sand.
It's November now, the garden and balcony is in shade most of the day, the temps are below 30c in the day and 20c at night. The dog is being walked twice a day and is enjoying digging in the sand.
I'll be moving the pots back to the UK and the indoor plants, cactus and palm tree will relocate to the balcony on our apartment and we'll see how long they last.
All the garden cushions etc have been moved back indoors as we're forecast some heavy rain over the next few days.
Bob always knows when it's going to rain and he brought all his toys in from outside, I had all the doors and windows open to enjoy the cool breeze.
The rain came, it started with a few isolated drops and was followed by thunder and lightening and a torrential down pour.
Then after the rain I've been left with all this much and sand that's washed off the roof to clean up, before I set up outside again.
Bob likes to be outside in the rain and ventured out onto the balcony while I was shutting the doors and windows downstairs.