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Places to visit / Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 07:38:52 AM »
More photos of plants from inside the confines of the Venetian fortress on Palamidi hill.
i love the daisy growing out of a crack in the stone
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Looking up "Ice Cap", which is today's rose, I saw on Dave's Garden that - "Ice Cap" is a trademark. The cultivar name is 'MEIradena'. "https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/222734/
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Water / Re: Germasogia Dam
« Last post by John J on January 21, 2019, 06:44:32 PM »
The photos above are from 2 years ago. The water situation in the dam in December last year was even worse, a mere puddle at the base of the wall. However with torrential rains towards the end of December and for almost all of January so far things have changed dramatically. I took the following photos this afternoon as I drove my grandson home from school. The dam slipway overflowed just after midnight last night according to the authorities. The third photo shows the floating vegetation and accumulated detritus washed down from the surrounding hills.   
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Hans Gonewein - that looks a lovely one, David; and much better foliage than some; thanks again for all these!
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'Hans Gonewein' was the dedicatee of this rose as you can read here. http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.61367.0
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Places to visit / Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Last post by Charithea on January 20, 2019, 09:20:05 PM »
A place to visit some time Hilary. Thank you for the lovely views
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Another red rose today, 'Hacienda'. There is a bit of information and a better photo here https://www.monaconatureencyclopedia.com/rosa-hacienda-2/?lang=en
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Places to visit / Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Last post by Hilary on January 20, 2019, 08:53:25 AM »
The second installment of photos from Nafplion and the plants growing inside the Venetian fortress on the Palamidi hill

I was fascinated by the Indian Bead Trees, Melia azedarach, with their bare branches and bead like fruit silhouetted against the walls of the fortress. Comparing photos, my daughter and I seem to have snapped the same trees but from different angles

As usual I was amazed to see how some plants can find enough room and nutrients to grow on old walls.
A Venetian castle could not be without its sculpture of the  Lion of Saint Mark, here  surrounded by wild plants.
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Today 'Grenada'.
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Places to visit / Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Last post by Alisdair on January 19, 2019, 08:17:10 AM »
Lovely trip, Hilary: thanks!
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