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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 05:44:35 AM »
Hypericum perforatum, Perforate St. Johnís wort

A stamp issued by Armenia in 2001 in a series of two stamps named
MEDICINAL PLANTS

Hypericum perforatum is mentioned in
MEDICINAL USE OF MEDITERRANEAN PLANTS
By Beate M. Henz

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 82, October 2015
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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Charithea on September 15, 2021, 02:09:06 PM »
Hilary I love both your orange coloured flowers. We have an un -named orange rose and it has been flowering since last week.  It is such a soft sweet colour. Although I love blues I acknowledge that orange brightens up the place. We have yellow and orange Cosmos growing among the Salvia patch and it really stands out.  I have been given seeds of
Momordica charantia but have not put them anywhere yet.  I don't much care for its flower or it's colour.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on September 15, 2021, 05:58:01 AM »
YELLOW FLOWERS IN SEPTEMBERS PAST IN CORINTH

Momordica charantia
Tribulus terrestris
A Wedding Anniversary/ Birthday Present Orchid
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Narcissus
« Last post by Fermi on September 14, 2021, 11:01:08 AM »
Narcissus 7WP 'Quickstep' x N. fernandesi a hybrid I got from Ian Dyson who was a leader in our local Victorian Daffodil Society.
The flowers open yellow and mature to white petals and pale cups which are supposedly pink!

cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on September 14, 2021, 05:10:47 AM »
A COUPLE OF ORANGE COLOURED FLOWERS FROM PAST SEPTEMBERS

Tecomaria capensis, Cape Honeysuckle growing over a fence in Corinth

A pale orange rose growing in the Goude Park. Sparta
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Narcissus
« Last post by Fermi on September 14, 2021, 01:36:59 AM »
Narcissus 'Geranium' is an oddly named tazetta which did brilliantly for a few years before being decimated by the green phytoplasma disease.
These few are the remnants which are slowly coming back to flowering size
cheers
fermi
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Narcissus
« Last post by Fermi on September 14, 2021, 01:07:48 AM »
Hi David,
I suspect that earlier examples of split cups would have been discarded as aberrant forms and not worth keeping.
At some stage a daffodil breeder must have been able to convince others that they were simply another expression of daffodilness ;)
Some people are still repulsed by them - they are not everyone's cup of tea
cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plant of the Day
« Last post by David Dickinson on September 14, 2021, 01:04:36 AM »
Mine is on the shaded side of a large pot. The stems you can see behind it - really, in front of it, as the sun comes from behind them - are of a tall Salvia 'Amistad'. The euphorbia is helping to cover the bare lower parts of the stem. The leaves, which are not visible in the photo, provide dappled shade. So far, so good and the days are becoming a little cooler now. We have had a consistently hot summer this year.

If my cuttings survive the winter, I will experiment with them in various points around the garden. I suspect they need a lot of water in full sun. Mine wasn't looking too healthy when I bought it. It was in quite heavy shade under a sunscreen. More light and regular watering seem to have improved it. But no full sun at all yet. The rising sun will hit it sideways but will soon swing round a leave my plant alone.
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Thanks for sharing Fermi. I didn't know split cups existed. Something to look out for

Cheers
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Fruit and Vegetables / Re: Fruit/Veg of the day
« Last post by David Dickinson on September 14, 2021, 12:47:12 AM »
Hi John,

Durian do smell, don't they. Not allowed in several places in Malaysia, I recall. Hotels being one of them. I did eat them on occasion and the taste was okay. I have to be honest, overall, tropical fruit (in my humble opinion) is not a patch on Mediterranean/European fruit. Mangos and pineapple would be the exception. I wouldn't be without cherries, peaches, melon in summer and oranges and crisp, sweet, juicy apples in winter - whoever "invented" floury apples?! Ugghh!!! . Just imagine, after a week lost in a desert, stumbling across a fridge. Using every last ounce of your strength to heave the door open, you come across a sweet, ripe water melon. Which tropical fruit could match that?
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