New member from Karachi

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retroguy02
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New member from Karachi

Post by retroguy02 » May 9th, 2016, 8:46 pm

Assalam alaikum,

I just joined this forum and am a beginner when it comes to gardening. I have a rectangular lawn (28 ft long x 6 ft wide x about 1 ft deep) outside my house in Gulistan e Johar, Karachi, which right now is just a greenbelt with grass and a few flowers in a kiari. I'd like to make good use of it and do my bit as a Karachiite to make our city a little bit greener (especially with heatwaves becoming common).

I want to know what would be good small to medium-sized trees (up to two storeys high, we have electricity lines running above) that would be suitable for planting - since the lawn is quite shallow (about 1 ft deep and sloping, with a base of concrete), please advise trees whose roots will not damage the house's walls or foundation. I'd prefer fruit trees or shade-providing trees that don't suck up too much water.

Thanks :-)

Izhar
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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by Izhar » May 10th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Plumeria, Oleander

retroguy02
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Gardening Interests: Small-sized fruit and shade-providing trees suitable for Karachi, rooftop gardening

Re: New member from Karachi

Post by retroguy02 » May 10th, 2016, 5:28 pm

what about amaltas? i see them planted here in Johar and they do quite well.

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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by muhammadimran7 » May 10th, 2016, 8:17 pm

welcome to the forum

Izhar
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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by Izhar » May 11th, 2016, 9:58 am

Amaltas roots go deep...

retroguy02
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Joined: May 7th, 2016, 10:15 pm
Country: Pakistan
City: Karachi
Gardening Interests: Small-sized fruit and shade-providing trees suitable for Karachi, rooftop gardening

Re: New member from Karachi

Post by retroguy02 » May 11th, 2016, 11:30 am

I wanted to plant local trees. any suggestions? how about Amrud/guava tree? any mid-sized tree that would be good for shallow soil and a lawn of my size?

Izhar
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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by Izhar » May 11th, 2016, 12:00 pm

Yes... guava would do good inshaAllah...

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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by plant lover » May 18th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Salam i am safiullah i am planting vegies in containers in my balcony which has 3 to 4 hours of direct sun i have planted tomatoes, watermelon, chilies,egg plant, cucumber, but plants are not going well the are not pruducing fruite i also have some flower plants but i dont know know name, what should i do?

plant lover
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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by plant lover » May 27th, 2016, 9:43 pm


plant lover
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Joined: April 14th, 2016, 7:23 pm
Country: pakistan
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Re: New member from Karachi

Post by plant lover » May 27th, 2016, 9:44 pm


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