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Any Gardening Enthusiasts out there?

Post by LoriW » Sun, 10 May 2009 11:58 pm

I almost entitled this thread "any gardeners" and then realised that it might be mis-interpreted as wanting to hire a gardener! :wink:

I'm due to be moving to Singapore in July for 3 years and have just been doing some gardening and enjoying a lovely day of british springtime. I'm going to really miss growing stuff and as far as I know, Singaporeans aren't really "into" gardening.

I've certainly seen Bougainvilleas in pots and I know there's a garden centre eww ..... sort of between Clementi and Bukit Timah.

I have no idea where I'm going to be living as yet so I'm assuming a windowbox or balcony will be my little green space.

What can I grow? I remember one of my aunts growing orchids in pots many years ago and having fruit trees in her garden. Can I grow citrus trees? I've got a couple in pots at home - just wondering if they can be found in Singapore and can they survive?

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 11 May 2009 11:16 am

This is the tropics, everything grows everywhere, even in places where you don't expect it to. :shock:

Living in HDB flats or condos isn't very conducive to gardening, although it's easy enough to keep any flat green as long as you get a little light from somewhere. There are some pretty huge gardening centres at Upper Thomson Rd and Adam Rd. Far East Flora is probably the biggest name: http://www.fareastflora.com/
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