Morning walk

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Umbrian

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #330 on: April 22, 2019, 06:54:38 AM »
Good, managed to reduce that photo sufficiently!
As you will see from the date it was taken in early April and the plant is still in full bloom with no signs of going over yet.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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Charithea

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« Reply #331 on: April 22, 2019, 05:01:44 PM »
Carole I also think Coronilla  valentina is worth growing.  Our is now setting seeds but it has been flowering for a long time. I was impressed by their size and beauty when I saw  them in Greece a month ago, so on our return I have sown some more seeds in other parts of the field.  I hope I will have success.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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John J

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« Reply #332 on: April 28, 2019, 07:35:51 AM »
Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday and I was about to do a quick round of the garden before our visitors descended but first had to photograph a couple of the table settings.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #333 on: April 28, 2019, 07:50:32 AM »
A few of the snaps I took before the visitors arrived.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Alisdair

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #334 on: April 28, 2019, 08:34:01 AM »
John, what rose is that, climbing up your tree so beautifully? And - Happy Easter to you and Thea!
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John J

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #335 on: April 28, 2019, 09:06:38 AM »
Thanks, Alisdair. It's a white Banks' rose.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #336 on: April 28, 2019, 05:11:17 PM »
Early evening, 12 visitors fed, watered, entertained and departed as peace descends once more and we prepare for the clearing up before we can relax with a beverage of choice, preferably a strong one!
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #337 on: May 03, 2019, 12:59:49 PM »
Not a morning walk but a morning drive, as we decided to pay a visit to the Troodos Botanical Garden to see how things had fared over the winter and wet spring.
My wife was pleased to see that the Salvia 'Anthony Parker' that she had given to the Forester in charge last year had survived being covered in snow and was beginning to regrow. Hopefully some of the other salvias will have been just as resilient.
I took a few photos of a couple of the plants that were in flower.
Viola sieheana is a scentless violet that is fairly common in the Troodos above 800 m.
Paeonia mascula grows in the pine forests above 1,300 m.
It looked so tempting that we drove to the Forestry Department nursery, further down the mountain at Platania, to see if they had any. They did and we got 2 to see if we could provide them with a semblance of the conditions they need at our much lower altitude. Time will tell. While there we also picked up 2 more Salvia willeana, a Cyprus endemic, to join the one we already have growing, and a Viburnum opulus as a back up to the one we acquired last year.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #338 on: May 05, 2019, 09:00:17 AM »
Probably not a colour combination that would be chosen by, or appeal to, many but these self-sown Delphinium staphisagria are growing through a Lantana camara outside our boundary wall.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #339 on: May 09, 2019, 05:41:31 AM »
Our 'Desert Moon' is on the rise again, possibly over 'Madagascar'.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #340 on: May 10, 2019, 05:44:48 AM »
'Kathy Frost' decided to don her finery and join the party this morning.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #341 on: May 11, 2019, 08:55:21 AM »
This morning I was struck by the number of salvias in flower. From the top:
Salvia 'Amistad'
S. clevelandii
S. 'Pink Sunday'
S. farinaceae
S. interrupta
S. 'Dancing Dolls'
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #342 on: May 11, 2019, 09:06:15 AM »
There are, of course, other things in flower too. Such as:
Medlar
Delphinium staphisagria
Hollyhock
Nigella
Spartium junceum
Centranthus ruber
Gaura
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #343 on: May 13, 2019, 07:09:41 AM »
Several years ago I got hold of some seeds of Argemone mexicana and they self-seeded around until one year they suddenly failed to appear. We basically forgot about them, then a few weeks ago a single plant came up in an area well away from the original planting zone. This morning I went out to be greeted by the first flower.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #344 on: May 13, 2019, 07:51:23 AM »
What a great surprise!
Do you have a plan/map of your garden  where every plant is noted?
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care