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Water / Dry winter.
« Last post by Umbrian on March 24, 2019, 08:02:07 AM »
Glad to see your garden blooming after winter rainfall John and Charithea. Here in Italy we have had a very mild and dry winter and the arrival of spring has seen temperatures rising quickly and still no rain. I am getting worried and frustrated having undertaken some remedial work in a friend's garden but feel unable to replant in such conditions as he is not in full time residence and ensuring new plantings are kept sufficiently moist would be a problem.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Last post by Charithea on March 23, 2019, 04:36:28 PM »
Hi Hilary, I have forgotten to mention that I saw the most beautiful speciment of Globularia alypum last Saturday at Sparoza.  There was also one in Philodassiki Botanic Garden. I asked if they had any for sale but unfortunately the reply was no.  I did not leave empty handed though.  Rudbeckia , today's  photos are also very desirable.  I have bought many packets of seeds. A few years ago something germinated and grew and one kept regrowing for about 3 years but alas that died too.  I will try again Sometime!
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I remember there was a request for suppliers of this plant a few years back http://www.mgsforum.org/smf/index.php?topic=2381.msg16362#msg16362 I wonder if the member, cascabelathevetia , ever found a plant?
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Miscellaneous / Re: Morning walk
« Last post by Alisdair on March 23, 2019, 11:45:07 AM »
Very likely: thanks!
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Miscellaneous / Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Last post by Hilary on March 23, 2019, 07:13:10 AM »
Rudbeckia
The cover illustration of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 53, July 2008,  is of Rudbeckia by Freda Cox

I am lucky enough to have several photos of this plant

One photo was taken on a very hot day oaf July 2011 in Madrid. This plant was identified for me by the Forum of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY as Rudbeckia hirta Goldilocks

The close up is of Rudbeckia 'Little Gold Starí seen at a garden center somewhere in the wilds of Essex in September,  2013

The third photo was taken in the garden of Hyde Hall in September 2015

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Plant identification / Re: What is this narrow-leaved plant?
« Last post by Hilary on March 23, 2019, 07:04:49 AM »
I thought the name sounded familiar.
A post from October 2018


Thevetia peruviana
, sometimes called Yellow Oleander

This stamp was issued by Vietnam in 1977 in an eight stamp series named WILD FLOWERS.

Apparently, as with, Oleander it is very poisonous. 

Thevetia peruviana is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I have chosen issue number 30, October 2002 for you to read today
SPAROZA IN SUMMER by Caroline Harbouri
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Miscellaneous / Re: Morning walk
« Last post by John J on March 23, 2019, 05:52:11 AM »
I'm not absolutely sure, Alisdair, but I think it's a variety of Iris x hollandica.
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Plant identification / Re: What is this narrow-leaved plant?
« Last post by John J on March 22, 2019, 06:47:50 PM »
My wife is quite correct, except for the fact that it has undergone a name change to Cascabela thevetia.
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Plant identification / Re: What is this narrow-leaved plant?
« Last post by Charithea on March 22, 2019, 05:54:56 PM »
Hi Pallas . I think it is a Thevetia peruviana.  My mother had one years ago.
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Can anyone identify this narrow-leafed plant with orange/yellow flowers? The photos were taken on the AGM trip in October 2018, at the Moroccan tea garden outside Elche.
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