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Buying outdoor plants

In November 2011, we went shopping for outdoor plants to an area behind a big mall in Al Ain called Bawadi Mall…

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Catherine chose some great plants and pots. See if you can spot Catherine below 🙂 …

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The Afghani owner of the nursery repotted the plants for us…

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This is a snap of we bought, when we got them home…

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12 plants in all, 6 in pots which we chose, plus a big sack of compost, plus the white and pink stones to hold in the moisture – all for 300 dirhams / £50 / US$75.

Here are 3 Jasmine plants which we bought the week before, and the table we also purchased…

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Six of the plants we put on top of the divider between our villa and the one next door. Eventually they’ll trail down the sides which should look great. You’ll also see 2 bamboo torches with kerosene canisters inside on the right of our front door…

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Here’s Catherine relaxing with a cup of coffee after returning from work…

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