This week is all about planning … I’m away next week, so I don’t want to start planting new things until afterwards but the fingers are twitching to get on!

I’ve only a small garden and two dogs to accommodate and one of my borders have plants that are just too darn big now.  So the first job will be to dig up the two huge cactus plants either side of the calla lilies.  All three of these plants were given to me as tiny ones from our local Hobo and as you will see they have thrived!  But now the dogs can’t pee and poo without danger of serious ‘piercings’ and its time to open up that side of the garden.  Firstly I will offer them to friends (any takers?) or one of the local caretakers has formed a communal planting area around his security hut, so I’m sure they will find a new home. 


I already have some tiny replacement plants (from the same source bless him) which are currently in the other side of the garden border, but need moving as I want plants that flower on that side of the garden and need to water it everyday, which will kill the cactus ones. 


Unfortunately dog number two has a taste for digging so I need a barracade and I thought pots would be a pretty way to achieve it.  So a trip to the local garden shop will be on the cards when I return for hopefully marigolds, daisies and geramiums.  I say hopefully because, as with any shopping here, its often a compromise between what you want, and whats available.  Its probably the thing I find most difficult about living in Morocco, not having a choice of shops!

The creeper wall is filling out nicely and I hope will be covered by the time I get home too.

So there is my plan.

Watch this space…..

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?


  1. restlessjo

    My husband has a very ‘let it grow’ philosophy when it comes to our garden (except for the grass!) I discreetly snip at things when he’s not looking 🙂

  2. MargotBarbara

    I do love growing things in terracotta pots. Your big collection looks lovely. And I’m sure the dogs will be appreciative of your efforts to make things more comfortable for them!


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