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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on November 11, 2022, 08:00:21 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, Poppy

November 11th, Remembrance Day

A stamp issued by Australia in 2011 to commemorate ANZAK Day which is on 25th April

The photo was taken one April in Ancient Corinth


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Miscellaneous / Re: Coronavirus situation
« Last post by Hilary on November 10, 2022, 09:16:08 AM »
This year's Cyclamen plant at the front door
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 13, Summer 1998
« Last post by Hilary on November 09, 2022, 06:48:46 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 13, Summer 1998

PLANT CHARACTERISTICS BEST SUITED TO
‘MEDITERRANEAN‘ TYPE CLIMATIC ZONES
By Trevor Nottle

I think the title explains the subject of the article so I have restricted myself to posting photos of three of the plants mentioned

Agaves, in this case Agave victoriae-reginae
Euphorbia dendroides
Ferula communis
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 13, Summer 1998
« Last post by Hilary on November 08, 2022, 06:52:48 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 13, Summer 1998

SOLANUM MAURITANICUM
(S. AURICULATUMN)

By Helene Pizzi

This article is all about this small tree which arrived in their garden, probably with the help of a bird.
The plant seems to have undertaken a name change to Solanum mauritianum since this article was written 

No photo but a scan of a drawing by Helene Pizzi of this plant.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 13, Summer 1998
« Last post by Hilary on November 07, 2022, 07:04:38 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 13, Summer 1998

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
By Brian Johnson

Pure water is the best of drinks
As all the poets sing,
But who are we that we should have
The best of everything?
Anon.

This article is all about water, where to find it and how to use it

Before Corinth was blessed with a water supply from Lake Stymphalia, we used to buy drinking water in bottles, or go to Loutraki and fill large plastic containers or go to Ancient Corinth and fill the containers from the spring of Hadjii Mustapha / Chatzimustapha on the way to Acrocorinth.
I found a translation of the inscription of the spring on the site of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, ASCSA, which I found interesting 

" Joseph the tailor ordered the construction of this [fountain] for flowing water entirely at his own expense, for the love of God, let Him be exalted, and desiring to please the Merciful Lord, in the nine hundred and twenty-first year [of the Hegira (1515 A.D.)]."
Pierre A, MacKay

The photo of the spring is from January 2017

The photo of a typical Greek well, probably not being used any more, was taken on a very sunny day in May 2011.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Last post by Hilary on November 06, 2022, 07:03:14 AM »
Petroselinum crispum, Parsley

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 110, October 2022
The drawing of Petroselinum crispum, Parsley, on the cover is by Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti

Parsley, Petroselinum crispum is mentioned in
HERBS IN FOOD
 By Lynne Chatterton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 75, January 2014

And a photo of the parsley which is needed in so many Greek recipes
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Miscellaneous / Re: Cover Drawings of the Journal
« Last post by Hilary on November 06, 2022, 07:01:11 AM »
Prunus dulcis

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 109, July 2022

The drawing on the cover Prunus dulcis, the almond, is by Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti

Prunus dulcis is mentioned in
THE BRUTINEL GARDENS IN ALCOY, SPAIN
By Jacqueline Charron
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 84, April 2016

For photographs of this garden see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/84-brutinel.html

And a couple of photos
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Miscellaneous / Re: Unsung Heroes , Journal 13, Summer 1998
« Last post by Hilary on November 05, 2022, 08:23:09 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 13, Summer 1998

EAST AND WEST:
GARDENS OF THE ALHAMBRA PALACES,
GRANADA
 By Fiona Ogilvie

This article is all about the Alhambra, Granada, Spain and its water supply from the Sierra Nevada.

 We were lucky enough to visit the Alhambra in the summer of 1997, hence the photographs
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Miscellaneous / Unsung Heroes , Journal 13, Summer 1998
« Last post by Hilary on November 04, 2022, 06:53:11 AM »
Unsung Heroes, Journal 13, Summer 1998

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
BY Heidi Gildemeister

The letter sums up all the topics dealt with in this journal, the Alhambra, water supplies, trees, THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY stand at BBC GARDENER’S WORLD LIVE and many more,

I like to add a photo to these posts to whet your appetite so here are a few

The Alhambra
Aloe mitriformis
Broussonetia
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Pests and diseases / Ecballium elaterium
« Last post by gertrude on November 03, 2022, 08:51:03 AM »
Squirting cucumber
Friends of ours, who have holiday place in Italy, have a big problems with this plant on their land, any ideas have to get rid of it permently,
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