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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 12:17:21 PM »
Yesterday we went out walking in the wind, today it is raining and cold and not at all inviting.

The area where we live in Corinth is named Τα Καλάμια, The Kalamia, I believe it has another name but everyone knows it as the Kalamia meaning the Canes. This flat area near the sea used to be farm land and I think the canes were planted round the fields to protect the produce from the wind off the sea. There are still some of these canes growing in empty plots hence the photos   

I took several photos of the Kalamia, Arundo donax, yesterday blowing in the wind and was pleasantly surprised to see how well the photos turned out

The last photo is from 2014 when I went out looking for the perfect round bush of Kalamia rather than a straggly group
No, our trips north always seem to have been either in the winter or on a bus tour

Great photo
Trees and Shrubs / Re: Rhododendron
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 11:34:00 AM »
I like the colour of the Rhododendron and the view of your garden
Hilary, have you ever seen the drifts of Narcissus poeticus in Northern Greece? These were near Mavrouni.
Trees and Shrubs / Re: Rhododendron
« Last post by Alisdair on Today at 10:21:45 AM »
Hilary, Rhododendron hippophaeoides is flowering at the moment in our Sussex garden, a paler form than that one of yours in Madrid. And always flowers on bare branches for us.
Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Umbrian on Today at 09:40:13 AM »
My self set Sweet Peas are beginning to climb up the temporary structures I provide for those that appear in suitable places. Others that choose inconvenient spots are carefully moved in early spring and usually soon catch up. Soon they will be providing me with bunches of beautifully scented flowers for a few weeks before the temperatures get too high - definitely something to look forward to😊
Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by John J on Today at 07:11:41 AM »
Today promises to be another sunny day, but with a cool breeze, and our Wisteria has been encouraged to burst forth.
Apologies for the quality of the second photo but I was trying to capture the deep red of the Salvia 'Royal Bumble' before the sun got to it and bleached it.
Tulipa Exotic Emperor

Yet another tulip seen in the Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid, April 2018.

Apparently this is a fosteriana tulip and what is more they are mentioned in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 20, April 2000 in
By Nicholas Stavroulakis

Look at all the other posts on this thread, some of the photos are stunning

Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on April 02, 2020, 05:33:22 PM »
No shortage of sea spray today.
This morning we could hardly walk against the wind so most of our walk was along the parallel road to the sea with a quick dash down to see the waves and the new snow on Mount Ziria (2376m)
So, no photos of wild flowers today but one of a  complacent cat, another of a few birds busy eating and lastly a photo of a bright group of flowers around a tree
Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Charithea on April 02, 2020, 11:45:14 AM »
Thank you again.  It smell like Spring. We are not allowed to go to the beach for now.  So all the lovely flowers coming up by the beach and on the hill can not be photographed. We are counting on you to bring  wild nature to us.
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