Morning walk

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #195 on: April 03, 2018, 06:57:40 AM »
It was good fun John and a nice Easter diversion. I find my memory fails me at times with plant names but it is always good to give it some exercise. - remembering new classifications is more difficult though.......
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« Reply #196 on: April 03, 2018, 08:02:29 AM »
I know what you mean. For instance the orange flower with the recurved petals used to be called Senecio confusus, which was easy to remember and meant I wasn't the only 'confused old man' in the garden! Now it seems we have to call it Pseudogynoxis chenopodioides???
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"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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« Reply #197 on: April 03, 2018, 06:02:27 PM »
Can't even pronounce that one easily John so shall never remember it!
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« Reply #198 on: April 05, 2018, 09:05:51 PM »
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a drive we took in the foothills of Taygetus to see a certain olive grove. On our way we passed these lupins growing by the roadside among olive trees. I was told they might have been sown as green manure to improve the soil. It was one of the days when the sky was overcast and heavy with the dust from Africa
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« Reply #199 on: April 06, 2018, 07:20:24 AM »
Beautiful John both in form and colour - a good garden addition especially if they help to improve the soil.
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« Reply #200 on: April 06, 2018, 08:10:20 AM »
Hi Carole, much as I would like to take the credit the photos belong to Hilary. 8)
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"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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« Reply #201 on: April 07, 2018, 07:02:53 AM »
We have a lot to thank Hilary for.....so thanks again this time to Hilary for yet more lovely photographs.
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« Reply #202 on: April 07, 2018, 08:31:01 AM »
Hear, hear! I couldn't agree more.
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"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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« Reply #203 on: April 09, 2018, 06:36:32 AM »
No morning walk today, Greek Orthodox Easter Monday, as we have a mix of sun and rain with thunder rolling around the mountains. Hopefully it will improve before the village celebrations get under way this afternoon and evening.
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"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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« Reply #204 on: April 10, 2018, 06:44:20 AM »
That's very generous of you John considering the drought situation in your area that you have been mentioning.  I on the other hand felt quite cheated when a beautifully warm sunny weekend, with temperatures reaching the mid twenties, was followed yesterday by a day of heavy rain preventing a visit from my wrought iron specialist to take measurement for a proposed archway over a small patio. Not the first time he had had to postpone his visit with the changeable weather we have been experiencing. Che sara, sara.....
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« Reply #205 on: April 16, 2018, 09:32:56 AM »
The early spring weather has brought out a lot of blooms.
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"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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« Reply #206 on: April 16, 2018, 11:18:54 AM »
And a few more.
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"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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« Reply #207 on: April 21, 2018, 07:49:09 AM »
A much cooler day today than of late, but still no sign of rain!
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"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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« Reply #208 on: April 21, 2018, 08:41:38 AM »
Lovely flowers.
What is the white one?
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« Reply #209 on: April 21, 2018, 08:57:58 AM »
Thanks, Hilary. It's Dietes bicolor.
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)