A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

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A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:03 pm

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Fig:1 - Initial State..
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AoA. My love for plants, flowers and gardening started only in Jan this year, Thanks to Gardening Pakistan. This happened when I moved to Rawalpindi and got house with small area to be used for lawn and plants. Incidentally I got the same house where I had already lived from 2007- 2009. At that time I planted few fruit trees in the house which were to give fruit after 2-3 years . At that time I never thought I will ever be able to enjoy eating their fruit… But this year, I have already enjoyed lokat and apples should be ready within a month. Mango and Guava trees were already there. It gave me so much pleasure that today I am eating fruit of trees which I sowed with my own hands…
Coming back to the topic… I will be sharing my small successes towards setting up my garden (which should be a long journey, I guess, keeping in view me little knowledge about the gardening) This house had nothing similar to called plants and flowers. I had to do it all afresh.
After cleaning this is how it looked like – Fig 1 (Jan 13):
Preparation of Lawn
1, As per guidance on this forum I started with removing the 1 to 1.5 feet of sand to avoid weeds (fig 2)
2. Then filled the lawn with new bhal of swan river .. (fig 3)
3. Sowed the fine Dhaka grass
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Fig:2 - Digging and Removing the Sand 1-1.5 ft
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 8th, 2013, 7:06 pm

WOW..........Great work and quick results. Way you go....

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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:09 pm

Cont...
4. Lawn after one month fig 4
Will share later how lawn looks like today..

Preparation for Seasonal Flowers
It was already Feb 13, so I could not sow from seeds, therefore I went for paneris from nursaries. Being the beginner, I only went for Petunia, antirrhinum, Pansy, Cineraria, Daisy, Nasturtium and fwe more..Few pictures are shared below:
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Fig:4 lawn after one month
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:11 pm

Few more...
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:18 pm

And these..
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 8th, 2013, 7:19 pm

What a sweet reminder of spring.......Nasturtium shot is lovely with background light.

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Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:20 pm

Few more ..
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:24 pm

And few from recent days ...
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I love geranium..
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:37 pm

Please allow me to share the joy that I get when I see these beautiful flowers sowed with my own hands.. Flowers from hereon are all sowed from seeds ..Never ever felt the extreme pride and joy what I got when I saw-throw seeds sprouting in seedlings,then growing up and then flowering ...UN-parallel joy..
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Local Zinnia .. but not bad..
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My First Zinnia .. these are from seeds (Magellan or Dreamland)
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Re: A Beginner’s Effort to Set Up a Small Garden

Post by jdashraf » June 8th, 2013, 7:50 pm

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Butterfly Pea Vine
I like this vine .. "Butterfly Pea" growing at very fast pace. This one gifted to me by my friend he got its seeds from Holland.. I am collecting seeds, will share with members who desire..
Passiflora vine below is different than usual passiflora or passion flower . I got seeds from Chanan Din Lahore, not sure what is this..
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