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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on September 29, 2022, 05:59:11 AM »
RED FLOWERS SEEN IN SEPTEMBERS PAST
Mostly in Greater London
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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on September 29, 2022, 05:57:02 AM »
Oh dear, Did I forget the photos?
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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on September 28, 2022, 05:26:57 AM »
WHITE FLOWERS SEEN IN SEPTEMBERS PAST

Both flowers were snapped at Hyde Hall Gardens, UK,  in September 2015

Zinnia and Impatiens tinctoria


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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on September 27, 2022, 05:08:13 AM »
A blue Salvia snapped in September 2022

A ‘new’ plant on an eye level balcony I pass on the way to the shops

It made my day
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 12, Spring 1998
« Last post by Hilary on September 26, 2022, 05:21:40 AM »
JOURNAL 12, UNSUNG HEROES
 Australian Plants: A Guide to their Cultivation in Europe

This book is reviewed in the BOOKS section at the back of the Journal and there is a drawing by Rolf Rose of Leptospermum lanigerum from Australian Plants.

I don't have a photo of this plant but I do have a scan of a stamp from New Zealand of
Leptospermum scoparium
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 12, Spring 1998
« Last post by Hilary on September 25, 2022, 05:55:07 AM »
JOURNAL 12, UNSUNG HEROES
A GARDEN ON MY MIND
 By Virginia Scaretti

This article is about musings about carpets of flowers in the wild and the difficulties of creating a garden

I was quite at a loss on which photos to use with  this post

In the end I decided to share with you some photos, taken a few years ago,  of a wild garden by the sea near Corinth. Unfortunately, since then  a lot of debris was collected from the town beach and dumped there after the storm Zorba.
 However, I am quite confident that Mother Nature will reclaim the area to its former glory in good time
 
I couldn't miss adding a photo of Acrocorinth dominating the area and a photo of the submerged Ancient harbour of Lechaion
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 12, Spring 1998
« Last post by Hilary on September 24, 2022, 06:05:14 AM »
JOURNAL 12, UNSUNG HEROES
A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
By Paola Gugliemi

An article about food in the traditional Ligurian way
I tried cooking PASTA WITH COURGETTES and it looks as if it will be a summer favourite
Here is the recipe
PASTA WITH COURGETTES (4 persons)
320 gr pasta
4 courgettes
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
Salt
Oil
Parmesan cheese
Fry the onion cut into small pieces and the garlic in the oil in a large frying pan.
Add the sliced courgettes, salt, and cook over a medium heat.
Meanwhile cook the pasta an abundant salted water.
When cooked, al dente, strain and add it to the courgettes, stir for a few minutes to let the flavours blend.
Serve with a lot of parmesan cheese.

For fun I took photos of the ingredients and finished meal.
 
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 12, Spring 1998
« Last post by Hilary on September 23, 2022, 05:03:07 AM »
JOURNAL 12, UNSUNG HEROES
ANEMONE
Anemone coronaria – Ranunculaceae
By Freda Cox
I have both a postage stamp depicting this flower and a photo

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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 12, Spring 1998
« Last post by Hilary on September 22, 2022, 04:53:33 AM »
JOURNAL 12, UNSUNG HEROES
FILLING THE GAP by Duncan Ackery

The article is about Sollya fusiformis and how useful it is as a climber

The drawing of Sollya fusiformis (heterophylla), Australian blue -bell creeper, is by Derek Toms

I am afraid I don't have a photo of this pretty flower with its pale blue flowers

For those of you who have old copies of the Journal you can read
MY GARDEN IN THE ADELAIDE HILLS by Margaret Paterson
Where I quote
Quote
“Another native climber which is a favourite of mine is Sollya heterophylla (Native Bluebell)”

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 21, July 2000

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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 12, Spring 1998
« Last post by Hilary on September 21, 2022, 05:45:34 AM »
JOURNAL 12, UNSUNG HEROES
SOME FAVOURITE PLANTS
By Sue Goumas

The plants in this article as described by the author as
Quote
“the workhorses of the garden”

I searched my archives and found photos of some of the plants mentioned in the article, or their near relatives.
Salvia, Phlox, Verbena, Aptenia and Lantana
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