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Old Oct 31st 2008, 11:07 am
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For those green fingered folk who plant your own gardens, you may have known Garhoud Nurseries (just down from the Arabian Park Hotel).

I nipped down there this afternoon and it is gone, literally gone. Only a few shed still standing.

Can anyone enlighten me where I can get good value outdoor plants now? i.e Garhoud Nurseries = 10dhs for a small bouganvilla and ACE = 45dhs for pretty much the same thing
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That is weird because hubby drives past there everyday and says nothing has changed. There never were many sheds only open allotments.
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For those green fingered folk who plant your own gardens, you may have known Garhoud Nurseries (just down from the Arabian Park Hotel).

I nipped down there this afternoon and it is gone, literally gone. Only a few shed still standing.

Can anyone enlighten me where I can get good value outdoor plants now? i.e Garhoud Nurseries = 10dhs for a small bouganvilla and ACE = 45dhs for pretty much the same thing
Well hello you please do not tell me that you are planting more flowers in the garden ?



PS remember to put them on the powerpoint
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Originally Posted by Shadya View Post
That is weird because hubby drives past there everyday and says nothing has changed. There never were many sheds only open allotments.
Definately all gone!! It looks semi normal on the main strip from the Arabian park Hotel, but if you hang a left at the roundabout you will see there is nothing left.
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Well hello you please do not tell me that you are planting more flowers in the garden ?



PS remember to put them on the powerpoint
Im confused.....
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Im confused.....
All the Jadaf nurseries have been moved to the new area - past dragon mart on the hatta road, right at the first big round about, in there on the left side smewhere. How long did we really think Jadaf would last???
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All the Jadaf nurseries have been moved to the new area - past dragon mart on the hatta road, right at the first big round about, in there on the left side smewhere. How long did we really think Jadaf would last???

You superstar! 10mins from my villa.

I took a trip out there this afternoon and got what i needed. Directions as you say are (going towards Hatta) go past Dragon Mart, at the first r'bt turn right, then at the next r'bt turn left, and then another left at the r'bt after that (you will then see them on the right hand side).
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You superstar! 10mins from my villa.

I took a trip out there this afternoon and got what i needed. Directions as you say are (going towards Hatta) go past Dragon Mart, at the first r'bt turn right, then at the next r'bt turn left, and then another left at the r'bt after that (you will then see them on the right hand side).
that is great news Percy
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Well hello you please do not tell me that you are planting more flowers in the garden ?



PS remember to put them on the powerpoint

It has come to light that the sender of the above message (whom until now was a spy in the camp) is somewhat of a superstar!

Not only have they won awards "The Matthew Lewis Taste Test" for services to 'red tea' and 'chai' but this person also has the ability to introduce a mystical grittyness to fruit salads.

I look forward to spending a night under the stars with you 'Banter'

(this should get the tongues wagging)!
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It has come to light that the sender of the above message (whom until now was a spy in the camp) is somewhat of a superstar!

Not only have they won awards "The Matthew Lewis Taste Test" for services to 'red tea' and 'chai' but this person also has the ability to introduce a mystical grittyness to fruit salads.

I look forward to spending a night under the stars with you 'Banter'

(this should get the tongues wagging)!
I'm sorry to disappoint you but I have another thing wagging...And I don't have a tail...
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I'm sorry to disappoint you but I have another thing wagging...And I don't have a tail...

I hope it's your finger! Don't fret, this is a private joke and my wife will be brought fully up to speed by 'banter' in the very near future.
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I hope it's your finger! Don't fret, this is a private joke and my wife will be brought fully up to speed by 'banter' in the very near future.
That's none of my business what the three of you do...You don't have to explain anything to me...
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that is great news Percy
I met Percy Thrower once! I was a young child and my granddad took me to the open day of Percy's private garden.
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That's none of my business what the three of you do...You don't have to explain anything to me...

Does it make matters worse if I tell you 'Banters' OH is also involved
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Does it make matters worse if I tell you 'Banters' OH is also involved
Not unless you want to read expletives in my next reply...
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