Gardening Circle

We usually meet once a month at 9.30am. Our next meeting of 2019 will be on 21st February. I am pleased to say that Farah Mousa, who was due to meet us before but had to cancel, will join us. Farah is an agricultural engineer specialising in modern landscaping and gardening services.

We will meet at 9.30am at La Avenida on AR1. Please bring along any seeds/plants or cuttings to share.

We had a very interesting morning at Gover Nursery today learning about green walls. Many thanks to Mr Vinod for sharing his expertise with us especially as he had to step in at short notice since Mr Senthil had to travel unexpectedly.

Gover have installed several large green walls in Dubai including an impressive wall within Dubai Cultural Village for Dubai Properties which extends 210 metres in length and rises six metres high (see photo below).  The living green wall will  be capable of offsetting an estimated 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually as well as giving off oxygen and combating air pollution!  The walls are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and have an integrated watering system which ensures minimum consumption and is easy to maintain, each plant grows in its own little pocket which can be removed from the structure.  When used outside, winter flowering annuals can be easily replaced in the summer with more heat-resistant plants. As well as green walls, Gover also have plant towers which are very effective.

The nursery has an impressive array of both outdoor and indoor plants and some nice plant pot and stands. I have to say, the plants were some of the healthiest looking that I’ve seen. Prices are very reasonable and several ladies left with more purchases than they were planning to make!

Do visit them if you need anything for your garden, the staff are very helpful.  Google will take you there and it’s not hard to find.  You can also visit their website at

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