Morning walk

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David Dickinson

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #450 on: October 11, 2020, 06:52:30 PM »
My garden is so small that not even 100 laps of it could seriously be considered a walk. But I dd manage to venture out this morning just to check up on seeds I sowed last weekend. I didn't expect to find anything growing. I was really making sure that they hadn't got waterlogged with all the rain we have been having recently - even though the pots I use have lids on them, rain can get in when it is heavy.

In addition to Linum usitatissimum, L grandiflorum and Crepis rubra, I also found that Salvia eigii and S taraxacifolia had germinated too. Many thanks to Charithea and Umbrian who generously gave me seeds of each salvia respectively. After a few losses this summer, if all goes well with the seedlings, I will have two new additions to juggle with in my little garden :-)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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John J

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« Reply #451 on: November 20, 2020, 08:45:02 AM »
Was greeted this morning by a rather wet outlook, we had been hearing the thunder and the first real rains of the season during the night. Below we have our Solanum seaforthianum, Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomarginatum' and Correa backhouseana that are out in the morning sunlight.
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)

Umbrian

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« Reply #452 on: November 21, 2020, 09:17:48 AM »
Lovely Solanum John.....we too are experiencing a change in the weather with night temperatures getting decidedly low.....have made preparations to move vulnerable things into their winter quarters which I think I shall have to attend to this weekend.
Quite a strange autumn here with Helleborus Niger in full flower alongside Salvias and other summer subjects.
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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John J

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« Reply #453 on: November 22, 2020, 08:08:04 PM »
Not a morning walk but an afternoon one. We decided we needed to get away from the house for a while, preferably to somewhere we wouldn't come into contact with others. So we drove up to the cliffs above ancient Kourion and parked by the ruins of the Stadium. The area behind it can usually be counted on to provide something. What we did not expect to find was that it had been devastated by fire. A little further off we did find scatterings of Narcissus obsoletus, a couple of Colchicum pusillum and a patch of what I believe are Scilla autumnalis.
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 #454 on: November 23, 2020, 07:22:51 AM »
An opportunity for you to observe the rejuvenation of the area.
In a separate thread?
Every season?
Once a year?

Having said that I can't find the get up and go to observe a tree a couple of streets away
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care