Buying outdoor plants

You can buy outdoor plants in the area behind Bawadi Mall…

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My wife, Catherine, chose some great plants and pots. See if you can spot her below :)

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The Afghani owner of the nursery repotted the plants for us…

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This is a snap of we bought, when we got them home…

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12 plants in all, 6 in pots which we chose, plus a big sack of compost, plus the white and pink stones to hold in the moisture – all for 300 dirhams / £50 / US$75.

Here are 3 Jasmine plants which we bought the week before, and the table we also purchased from Ace Hardware at Bawadi Mall…

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Six of the plants we put on top of the divider between our villa and the one next door. Eventually they’ll trail down the sides which should look great. You’ll also see 2 bamboo torches with kerosene canisters inside on the right of our front door which we also bought from Ace…

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Buying indoor and outdoor plants in Al Ain

There are lots of places to buy indoor and outdoor plants in Al Ain.

One great place is a small nursery near to the Al Ain Mall…

If you are approaching the Mall, where it is coming up on your right-hand side, turn left at the lights just before the Mall, heading north in the direction of Lulu Hypermarket.

At the next lights, turn left and within 10 yards turn right into the nursery.

The white building on the left houses the indoor plants…

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Prices are good. These pots can cost 35% less than similar ones in Ace Hardware in Bawadi Mall…

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The guys here will re-pot up plants for you…

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Hasan, on the right, is from Alexandria, Egypt. He did a 4-year agriculture degree there. He knows his onions (as we say in the UK), when it comes to which are the best plants to buy. And he has a great sense of humour. Ajim, his assistant, is on the left…

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So if you want to get any indoor or outdoor plants to make your villa/apartment more like a home, do pop along and meet Hasan and his colleagues.