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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
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Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Heidi Gildemeister

A report of her recent visit to California in 1998, comments on the articles in the Journal and information about Jacky Tyrwhitt’s book.

 MAKING A GARDEN ON A GREEK HILLSIDE
I have had this book for many years and find it useful as a reference book but I also enjoy reading each section which concerns the months of the year.
Jobs for February include finishing off the winter pruning and getting the garden ready  for Spring,
 
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 31, 2023, 09:54:07 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9

BIGGER BUGS AND LITTLE BUGS
By Hugo Latymer & Francesc Casas

An article about the Cacyreus marshalli Butler, a species before 1898 only known to South Africa, and the devastating effect on Pelargoniums

The year before this article was written a tiny wasp, Trichogramma evanescens, was found to be feeding on the larva of Cacyreus and there was hope for the plants.

However, reading about this pest 24 years later, the Cacyreus problem still seems to be unsolved.

Not having any photos of either Bug, I thought to post photos or random bugs and butterflies

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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 30, 2023, 07:31:07 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9

A WEEKEND IN MALLORCA
Freda Cox

An account of the AGM of 1998 held on the island of Mallorca.


The drawing of ‘the ancient gardens of Raixa’ in the article is by Derek Toms
I have postage stamps of several of the plants mentioned in the article which I am posting here for you to enjoy.
 Hibiscus, Plumbago, Rosemary and Thunbergia.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 29, 2023, 09:00:14 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9

CHILOPSIS
Philip McMillan Browse

 This article about Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow, sings the praises of this shrub or small tree.
It usually grows in dry stream beds but doesn't mind a supply of water, tolerates acid or alkaline soil and seems to be very adaptable producing attractive flowers.

However Chilopsis is only mentioned another three times in the 107 indexed  Journals, each time saying what a wonderful adaptable plant this is.

The drawing is by Derek Toms

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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 28, 2023, 08:25:11 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9

THE OLIVE TREE
By Sabina Rossini Oliva

The title is self-explanatory

Here are some photos of Olive Trees of various ages
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 27, 2023, 09:14:36 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9

ON THE MAKING OF GARDENS:
2, TAKING PENCIL TO PAPER
By Martin Wood

A very detailed article about how to design a garden from scratch.

The illustration in the article shows
 ‘Paving detail at Folly Farm, designed by Lutyens and Jekyll.’
The drawing is by Derek Toms based on a photograph supplied by Martin Wood.

Here are three photos of Hyde Hall Gardens in the UK 
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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on January 26, 2023, 09:25:32 AM »
A posy in January

Look what a friend gave me this week.
A posy of flowers from her garden

Marigolds, Narcissus, flowers from a succulent plant, a spray of unopened Montbretia and pretty yellow and green leaves.

At last, I tried to identify the leaves. Could they be from a Euonymus japonicus plant?

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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on January 25, 2023, 10:23:28 AM »
Campsis radicans

The Netherlands issued a series, named SUMMER WELFARE, of six stamps in 2003

Campsis radicans is mentioned in
PREJUDICES AND PRIDE
By Caroline Harbouri

The photos of Campsis radicans were all taken in or near Corinth, Greece.

 Pegasus is still with us but the palm tree succumbed to the beetle.
The Campsis radicans is still climbing to the top of a building  but has lost its leaves for the winter
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 24, 2023, 08:19:58 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15 , Winter 1998/9

PLANT FAMILY BIGNONIACAE:
PART 2
By John Calderwood

Four plants are described in this article
Catalpa
Catalpa bignonioides
A photo from a garden of a friend of mine

Eccremocarpus.
E. scaber, Glory Flower
Unfortunately, I have never seen this plant so no photo.

Jacaranda
J. mimosifolia
A scan of the illustration, by Derek Toms, in the article.

Macfadyena.
M. unguis – cati, Cat's claw vine
 Now renamed as
Dolichandra unguis- cati
A photo from the local plant nursery.
 
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 15, Winter 1998/9
« Last post by Hilary on January 23, 2023, 10:34:38 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 15, Winter 1998/9

THE SPURGE OLIVE
By Heidi Gildemeister

The author explains that this plant, Cneorum tricoccon, grows in a few areas of the western Mediterranean.

The illustration is by Derek Toms

Looking through THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website I found this article which you might find interesting

Cneorum tricoccon is mentioned as growing at Sparoza

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/droughtsally.html
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