Mediterranean and mediterranean

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Alisdair

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Mediterranean and mediterranean
« on: May 27, 2011, 10:12:45 AM »
The Mediterranean climate is characterised by warm or hot dry summers and cool wet winters, and Mediterranean plants are adapted to those conditions. Other parts of the world have a similar climate, notably parts of California, South Africa, Chile and Australia, and their plants too are adapted to those conditions.
As useful shorthand, we use "Mediterranean" with a capital M when talking about the Mediterranean basin itself, and "mediterranean" with a small m to cover all those areas with similar climates - and of course their plants!
The Mediterranean Garden Society, which runs this Forum, is devoted to furthering knowledge and appreciation of plants and gardens suited to the mediterranean climate regions of the world.
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Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and current president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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What is mediterranean?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 11:04:05 AM »
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Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and current president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society