Gardening in the Middle East
The intense heat and aridity of much of the Middle East may daunt the aspiring gardener, but armed with knowledge, and a little perseverance, even first-time gardeners can achieve spectacular results. Sections include: types of garden, choosing the right plant, how to ensure plant survival and growth, and the plant encyclopaedia.
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