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Our Gardens / Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Last post by John J on Today at 07:58:14 AM »
Our Lagunaria patersonii is around 15 years old and is currently covered in seed pods. These pods are full of small, irritating hairs that have led to the tree being given common names such as 'Cow Itch Tree'. The photo of the flower is from earlier.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by John J on July 22, 2019, 01:51:30 PM »
A few days ago Hilary posted a photo of a couple of birch bark baskets she had received from Finland. I thought no more about them until I came across the small birch bark container that our daughter brought back from visiting her friend in Finland almost 30 years ago. Apologies for the poor quality but the light wasn't too good while I was taking the photos. That's my excuse anyway.  :-[
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on July 22, 2019, 01:27:36 PM »
Plumbago auriculata, Cape Leadwort

One of four stamps issued by Bophuthatswana in 1987

The photo was taken of one of the many plants growing over walls here in Corinth..
We had one in a pot which eventually died we then bought a new one. Unfortunately it seems to need daily watering so I don't see it lasting long.

There are many references in  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN to Plumbago.
I have chosen number 88, April 2017 for you to read
PLANTING WITH STYLE AND CONVICTION:
USING PLANTS THAT CAN SURVIVE UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER PATTERNS
By Julia Catton
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Our Gardens / Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Last post by John J on July 22, 2019, 10:52:23 AM »
Various species of Kalanchoe.
K. beharensis, also K. beharensis 'Fang'.
K. blossfeldiana.
K. orgyalis.
K. thyrsiflora.
K. tomentosa.
'Fang' seems to have got added on at the end instead of alongside its species. ???
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The photographs here (apart from the one of a chrysanthemum of the same name) https://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.42884.1&tab=1 do more justice to this rose than mine. 'Ville de Caen'.
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Plant identification / Re: Seedling ID'd by Oron Peri as Morus alba
« Last post by Alisdair on July 22, 2019, 07:22:51 AM »
You're in luck, Hampan - it IS the μουριά, the Greek shade tree!
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The rose for today, one of the last as I am coming to the end of the alphabet, is 'Victor Hugo'. More here https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.5682.2&tab=1
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Our Gardens / Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Last post by John J on July 21, 2019, 01:24:25 PM »
Jacaranda mimosifolia must be one of the most spectacular flowering trees. Our 3 are not currently in flower the photo was taken one spring.
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Plant identification / Re: Seedling ID'd by Oron Peri as Morus alba
« Last post by hampan on July 21, 2019, 08:48:25 AM »
Thanks so much. I'm wondering of this species works for shade like the Greek mouria.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Last post by Hilary on July 20, 2019, 10:21:27 AM »
Crataegus azarolus, Hawthorn

The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 74, October 2013, is by Veronica Hadjiphani-Lorenzetti
 
I am re posting the photos I took of Crataegus azarolus, helpfully named, which I took several years ago when we visited Cyprus.

Veronica Hadjiphani-Lorenzetti writes in the same journal an article with the title
CRATAEGUS AZAROLUS


There has been a discussion this week about Hawthorn on this very Forum, you might find it interesting

http://www.mgsforum.org/smf/index.php?topic=2737.0
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