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Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 16th, 2014, 10:06 pm
by Munir
ka_khan wrote:Received mail from Munir Sb.Thanks for the detailed address.Have been familiar with the area.Jungle Park is easily approachable.
That's good.Have a happy & safe journey.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 18th, 2014, 3:55 pm
by Munir
. All those who have accepted the invitation to join in on 19 Apr have been informed about the address & the route, through a PM.If anyone of those have not received the same, kindly contact me.
. Kaleem Sb,yet to hear from you.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 19th, 2014, 10:25 pm
by Munir
. It was a great honour & pleasure for me to receive some members of this Forum in my garden,today evening,starting at 1700hrs.The get together lasted for over 3 hrs.It was attended by Jdashraf,Zeeshanuddin,Tahir khan,Marif from Rawalpindi/Islamabad & Hamad,Rohail Asad & Rohail's father,who also happens to be a (silent)member of the Forum, from Wah.I feel honoured & wish to thank them all ,particularly the friends from Wah.I wish some more local members could have found time to attend.
. Gardening & Gardening Pakistan Forum were obviously the main subjects discussed by all.It was also a great occasion to know each other.Before dispersal, plant gifts were exchanged.
. A group photo was taken by some members,who may like to share it on the Forum.
. Overall,it was a very useful & productive interaction.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 19th, 2014, 11:25 pm
by Tahir Khan
Thank you Munir sb for a wonderful evening and a tour to your garden, most of the members made it, was very delighted to meet everyone fr the first time face-to-face :D
Talked about different plants, and how to make the forum even better and more user friendly that will be discussed later with the forum Admins. Munir sb gave us an exclusive tour to his garden which included a vegetable patch, heated tomato house, several fruit trees, perennial/annual plants, cacti/succulents and so much more i don't even remember :lol:

Almost forgot, Sir Mithai bohat achi thi apart from huge selection of eatables at the Hi-tea .. :D

Here is a group photo:
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From left to right: Zeeshanuddin, Jdashraf,Tahir Khan, Marif and Munir sb, Hamad, Rohail Asad & Rohail's father Mr. Asad (i hope i got your name right) :)

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 20th, 2014, 6:05 am
by newton
Salaam

Seems like you had a good time. Would very much liked to have joined in and seen your garden, alas I am only arriving in Pakistan next week.

I have brought a small variety of odd seeds like Tigrella tomato, red with a yellow stripe, Tromboncino Courgette, white snowy aubergine, extra large French marigold "Colossus". Kiwi fruit solo (doesn't require a separate male pollinator plant) and chocolate cosmos.

Unfortunately as it seems not to be the season for planting bulbs and tubers I have avoided bringing those due to wastage from the dry heat and monsoon periods, explaining things in broken sign language to our old mali who is both deaf and dumb can be extraordinarily inefficient. I cant write very well in Urdu and he doesn't write in English. How do we communicate, I hear you ask???, through the love of plants, experience and knowledge of growing things and the results speak for themselves is my answer

If any experienced members wish to rescue a few seedlings for their own trial purposes they would be welcome. I will check back on the forum once ive settled in around mid week.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 20th, 2014, 3:54 pm
by khabbab
Good to see all the members faces and congratulations for having such a wonderful get together. Special thanks to Munir sb for being the host and managing it efficiently. Keep it going.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 20th, 2014, 7:30 pm
by Munir
newton wrote:Salaam

Seems like you had a good time. Would very much liked to have joined in and seen your garden, alas I am only arriving in Pakistan next week.

I have brought a small variety of odd seeds like Tigrella tomato, red with a yellow stripe, Tromboncino Courgette, white snowy aubergine, extra large French marigold "Colossus". Kiwi fruit solo (doesn't require a separate male pollinator plant) and chocolate cosmos.
. First point;replied in another thread.
. Second point;I wouldn't mind trying them, if you are left with some seeds after meeting your earlier commitments.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 21st, 2014, 12:11 pm
by Rohail Asad
Thanks to Munir sb. He arranged a very beautiful evening. We enjoyed, exchanged information with tea and evening meal.Munir sb is a very kind person,a good gardener and have a marvellous garden.

Also thanks to Tahir khan, he gave us beautiful succulent plants and i m impressed by his knowledge of plant.

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 21st, 2014, 1:14 pm
by marif
Thank you Sir Munir.... for such a pleasant evening.
It was 19th of April, Saturday afternoon at 5Pm, when we were gathered at Sir Munir's home lawn, sun was setting to rise at another part of the world, weather was very pleasant, lash green grass under our feet giving us a feeling of soft velvet carpet, all known species of colorful flowers and fruit trees are around us and their aroma in air making the space more romantic. Beautiful and colorful birds in the corner of the lawn were add in beauty of the Lawn. Away from city noise pollution, it was one of the best maintained Garden I have seen in years.

Just behind this lawn there is a Kitchen Garden, (which is my weakness), you can find almost all seasonal vegetable, salad leaves and herbs there, again it was well maintained and organized so well. Tomato vines are well tied up seven or eight feet high. Grape vine is well climbing on an old wooden ladder. All vegetable beds were weedless. Everything there was so perfect and it seems that it is made for this garden.

In this lovely environment we enjoyed a rich tea, with home made dhai baray, sandwiches, fried chicken and sweet cookies. It was all yummy and wonderful.

The best moment of all this, when Sir Munir gave me two plants of Tomatoes from his garden (Thank you Sir) and Javaid Ashraf Sb gave me a packet of butterfly peas seeds (Thank you Javaid) and Tahir Khan gave me one of cactie plant (Thank you Tahir) I have planted all these at my place , first thing, next morning.

Now after visiting Sir Munir's Garden and KG, when I came back to my place I am asking myself a question, what a mess you have made of your KG Arif ?, Look at Sir Munir's KG and learn from it. So on Sunday I have tried to clear the weeds from my vegetable beds, atleast... :-)))

Thank you so much Sir Munir for your hospitality and love and affection for junior members like me. May Allah you always be Blessed from His unlimited Rehmat... Ameen

Re: Get-Together-Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter of Gardening P

Posted: April 21st, 2014, 9:07 pm
by jdashraf
I want to thank Sir Munir for hosting such a wondurful evening.Sir Munir has got very beautifully laid out garden with lush green lawn and combination of seasonal and permanent plants.Beside lawn there was portion dedicated to vegetables and fruit trees which had almost all type of veg and fruit tree.Adding more colours to the battlefield was colourful birds caged on one side of the lawn.
We have had discussion on many aspects of common interest, i.e, gardening. For me it was very beneficial to hear from experts, in person.
The hi-tea arranged by Sir Munir was equally good and matching with the standard of garden.
At the end Sir Munir offered few veg and plants which we thankfully accepted (:)). Tahir had also brought succulent for us. Thanks Sir Munir and Tahir for the generous offer.
In the end I once again thank Sir Munir for arranging the get-together and providing an opportunity to meet some of the local members.
I hope we continue to organize such gatherings in future as well.