Re·nas·cence

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Farhan Ahmed
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Country: Pakistan
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Gardening Interests: Annuals,Herbaceous Perennials, Landscaping,Cottage Garden
Location: Risalpur,KPK

Re·nas·cence

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 3rd, 2016, 9:06 pm

AOA friends!
Slumber is over and i am getting back into gardening.
Last six months have been a real roller coaster, from risalpur to karachi and then finally ending up in Mianwali last September.(awful place for gardening, resource wise. Weather wise milder than Risalpur)
I settled down around November end, space here with me is much bigger, but time is lesser and lesser. Frontal lawn is more formal in design, with a broad lawn and fewer borders and not to mention dearth of sunlight due to tall trees all around. (despite being south facing location)
I decided to cultivate the front area with more formal design this time. it was in awful state. Poorly cultivated, no plantation except some cannas, tall tree and lawn which was mostly crabgrass.
Preparation of beds was first, side by side i planted some annuals, mostly petunias and couple of others such as cinerarias for shady areas, as i am looking for things that can tolerate neglect.
Lawn was improved through extensive weeding and laying of turf( out of season attempt).
then was the rose plunge. Inspired by Rafique Bhai, i started to acquire roses, and finally the quest took me to Pattoki (alongside Rafique bhai) to changa nursery and was i amazed at the beauty, size and variety of roses. Finally ended up planting around 125 rose bushes, in a cramped up area. I hope they farewell in times to come and i learn the art of faring them through hot summers, of which i believe might be only few....here in mianwali.

lets see how the season progresses. Good to be back though i never lost track......

farah fayyaz
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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by farah fayyaz » January 3rd, 2016, 10:46 pm

Welcome back. Your abcence was felt by all of us. Now hopefully there will be a great addition in the forum.
Wish you good luck.

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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by muhammadimran7 » January 3rd, 2016, 11:18 pm

Welcome back Farhan bhai. hope you will rock again

imranarshad263
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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by imranarshad263 » January 4th, 2016, 9:47 am

welcome back

Izhar
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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by Izhar » January 4th, 2016, 10:06 am

jiska intezaar tha woh shahkaar agaya...!!!

We really missed you Farhan...

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Gardening Interests: Novice gardener trying annuals on my new terrace container garden.

Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by MOHAN SINGH » January 4th, 2016, 12:35 pm

Hello Farhan sir.. though i dont know you like other members but i think i know you as good as them.. anyone who knows gardening knows who Mr. Farhan Ahmed is.. big fan of your garden, experiments, poetic inferences and the meticulous detailing you write your replies and posts.. welcome back..

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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 4th, 2016, 1:04 pm

So this time you plan to leave behind a rose garden.
May you enjoy your roses for a long time.
Arif

Farhan Ahmed
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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by Farhan Ahmed » January 4th, 2016, 4:52 pm

thank you all. lets hope for a lovely season and activity on the forum.

@ sir arif. lets cherish the present.....thankyou for good wishes

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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by talha.bin.ayub » January 4th, 2016, 7:28 pm

Hmm this forum has really awakened. I m happy for the forum. It's my past time read even if I post nothing. So thanku for being active again


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M Farooq
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Re: Re·nas·cence

Post by M Farooq » January 5th, 2016, 8:46 am

Welcome back Farhan! Forum will hopefully be active again. Actually the facebook version of this forum has become more populated.

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