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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 100, April 2020
« Last post by Charithea on November 27, 2021, 05:30:07 pm »
Hilary thank you for posting all those photos of A First look At Greece. Lucky lady to have visited them all. We were in Athens Friday 19th November, and we were lucky to be able to see 'An ancient Athenian neighbourhood' that stretches underneath the Acropolis Museum which was opened to the public in 2019 but due to the Covid restrictions this was our first chance to walk around it.  Of course I went and said Hello to the 'Caryatides'
and hummed the song I learned when I was a child.
See David. You saved your Antigonon leptopus and it rewarded you. Ours is still green but still no flowers. Our friend who lives in Nicosia and it is much hotter than Limassol,  had lots of flowers. If you wish I could get you some fresh seeds form my granddaughter's friend. I might try putting down new seeds and see if I get better results. Our mornings are also getting cooler which keep the flowers of the Ipomoea  alba open longer.
Fruit and Vegetables / Re: Fruit/Veg of the day
« Last post by Charithea on November 27, 2021, 05:03:26 pm »
I sympathise with you Fermi. You sew seeds and look forward to having some tasty veg and the snails, birds or tree rats eat them.  We share our 'produce' with all kinds of creatures and don't mind so much but this year I thought it unfair that our enormous Avocado tree had finally produce large fruit and we only managed to eat two of them. The rest being high were left to fall off the tree but we got instead the large seeds with some flesh on them.  Luckily the Hass variety is not so popular with the birds. I have managed to grow coriander. I think I put the seeds in the ground at the right time and hence the positive results.
Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 100, April 2020
« Last post by Hilary on November 27, 2021, 07:03:44 am »

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 100, April 2020
This issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is available as a free download

In this issue of the journal there are drawings by  Christine Cresswell, one of the unsung heroes.
On page seven
Spherical seed heads of Lomelosia minoana
On page 18
Lilium longiflorum
and on page 53
Romneya coulterri
Cacti and succulents / Re: Yet another un named succulent
« Last post by Hilary on November 26, 2021, 08:18:32 am »
The latest cacti for the kitchen windowsill
The label named them Συλλεκτικά meaning Collectibles

Places to visit / Re: Nafplion, Peloponnese. Greece
« Last post by Hilary on November 25, 2021, 08:45:22 am »
The Archaeological Museum of Nafplion, housed in the old Venetian Warehouse of the Fleet, is in Syntagma Square. One corner of the square is dominated by a tall Plane tree. There is another tall tree near the National Bank which I omitted to identify on our recent visit.

The photos are
1The Venetian Warehouse of the Fleet, It is always difficult to get a photo without people in Nafplion
2 Closer view of the old Venetian building
3 the Plane tree from a window of the museum
4 A clay model of a pomegranate found in Nea Epidavrus and dating from 750-690 BC
And just for fun
5 Terracotta ceremonial masks from Tiryns 7th c B.C.

Places to visit / Re: Ancient Corinth
« Last post by Hilary on November 24, 2021, 08:25:14 am »
The Diolkos
I posted the first photo of the Diolkos, which connected the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, on this Forum in May 2013
Now a photo of the same scene looking towards the canal after the recent clearing and cleaning of the area

The third photo is of the Diolkos looking towards the Gulf of Corinth end of the canal
Since I last posted re my A leptopus it has produced about 10 more little flowers. I wonder what will happen next year? The early mornings are getting too cold for it now, so I don't expect much more activity from it. I will try to get some cuttings going in my little plastic greenhouse but I fear I am too late.
Bulbs (including other geophytes with corms, tubers, rhizomes etc) / Re: Moraea
« Last post by Fermi on November 23, 2021, 03:16:32 pm »
Moraea lurida in two forms, one a cream colour and the other a clear yellow
This year we have paler versions of Moraea lurida!
Fruit and Vegetables / Re: Fruit/Veg of the day
« Last post by Fermi on November 23, 2021, 03:03:18 pm »
We usually plant a bed of Broad Beans ( also called Fava Beans) but this one came up from the compost which we added to a raised bed for some Chinese Pistachio seedlings
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