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Hi Hilary,
it can be a joy but also a burden ;D There is also something to be done but what else would I do with my time!
Glad you are enjoying these pics while your weather has been so extreme - hopefully it is cooling down now.
The worst thing about seeing all the spring flowers is knowing that the summer and the fire season is not far behind :(
cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 06:27:23 AM »
For photos of the trip to Epirus go to this link and scroll down to May 2008

http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/branches-uk-b.html
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 06:06:02 AM »
Orchis maculata, now known as Dactylorhiza maculata, Heath spotted-orchid

One of the four stamps issued in 1972 by THE BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY in a series named WILD FLOWERS.

I donít have a photo of this flower but there are some great photos of it on the Internet.

To read about plant hunting adventures in Northern Greece go to
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008 and read
A VISIT TO EPIRUS, NORTHERN GREECE BY Jorun Tharladsen
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Tulips
« Last post by Hilary on September 17, 2018, 06:11:16 PM »
What a joy your garden must be for you.
i love all the photos of tulips, daffodils and recently allium which you post
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Tulips
« Last post by Fermi on September 17, 2018, 03:18:02 PM »
These are all forms of the "lady tulip" - Tulipa clusiana:
1) Tulipa clusiana
2) T.c.'Lady Jane'
3 & 4) T.c. 'Tinka'
5) T.c. seedling ex 'Tinka'
6) T.c. seedling ex 'Lady Jane'
7) T.c. possibly ssp chrysantha
cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on September 17, 2018, 05:51:39 AM »
Campanula rapunculoides, Creeping Bellflower

A stamp issued by Czechoslovakia in 1964 in a six stamp series named WILD FLOWERS.

If you want to know more about this highly invasive plant got here.
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=359085&isprofile=0&

I donít have a photo of this particular Campanula but I do have a photo I managed to take in the site of Ancient Corinth of a Campanula before the man, employed to do so, tore it out by is roots

Various Campanula are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but not specifically this one
If you like you can read
 THE FLORA OF OTTOMAN GARDENS ll .
 FLOWERING PLANTS by Nicholas Stavroulakis in issue number 11, Winter 1997/8
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Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Narcissus
« Last post by Fermi on September 16, 2018, 12:19:12 PM »
Narcissus 'Waterperry'(Favell UK) from Glenbrook Bulb Farm 2017
Narcissus 'Jocelyn Newman' 7W-YPP from Keira Bulbs 2017
Narcissus 'Romsey' x unknown 2or7WWP sown 2005
Narcissus 'Katie Heath' 5WP (Accent x N. triandrus ssp triandrus)
cheers
fermi
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Bellevalia paradoxa from seed from SRGC Seedex 2012
cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Fermi on September 16, 2018, 11:34:04 AM »
Hi Hilary,
Allium sphaerocephalon is one of the alliums we can grow here.
These pics are from 2014
cheers
fermi
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on September 16, 2018, 05:26:33 AM »
Allium sphaerocephalon

A stamp issued in a four stamp series named WILD FLOWERS by
The Republic of Cyprus,  Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία,  Kibris Cumhuriyeti in 2018.
The stamp was kindly donated by John J for this thread.

I have a photo of what I identified as Allium ampeloprasum, correct me if I am wrong

To read about SPAROZA: DEREKíS GARDEN by Sally Razelou where Allium sphaerocephalon is mentioned in a list of plants growing in the garden go to
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 45, July 2006

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