Morning walk

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John J

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #345 on: May 13, 2019, 05:47:07 PM »
I wish, Hilary! We have to rely on memory which is, unfortunately, becoming less reliable with the advancing years! At a very rough estimate we must have between 2 and 3 hundred species of plants in the garden so trying to map them all would be a Herculean task, one that quite honestly I don't have the time for.
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 #346 on: May 14, 2019, 05:02:46 AM »
Yesterday I had an afternoon stroll in our daughter's garden.
Her Bauhinia variegata 'Candide' is much smaller than ours but just as floriferous.
Lycianthes rantonettii.
Her Cleronendrum bungei is ahead of ours.
She has a Justicia adhadota which we don't have.
Her yellow Banks' rose has recovered from a severe pruning we had to give it in the autumn as it was getting out of control.
When you're young, like mulberries and are your yiayia's granddaughter you don't need a ladder to pick them.
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 #347 on: May 17, 2019, 05:55:10 AM »
More of our epiphyllums have opened overnight. I won't name them as we are beginning to doubt the accuracy of some of the names given to us by the supplier of the cuttings and need to investigate further.
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 #348 on: May 17, 2019, 07:36:42 AM »
I like the peach coloured one
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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

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John J

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Re: Morning walk
« Reply #349 on: May 17, 2019, 08:11:48 AM »
Hilary, that one was given to us as 'King Midas'. I have found photos of flowers online that are the same colour and labelled as 'King Midas', but I have also found others under that name that are more orange. Orange, or yellow, would seem to be more appropriate colours for Midas considering his association with gold, but who knows!
With regard to an earlier photo that I posted as 'Kathy Frost', I'm now more inclined to believe that it should be 'Orange Crush'.
Again regarding an earlier post when I said we probably had between 2 and 3 hundred species of plants, an inspection of my rudimentary card index system shows it to be closer to 400. Yes, I confess to being the kind of old-fashioned administrator who prefers written records to relying on the foibles of technology.
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 #350 on: May 19, 2019, 06:26:19 AM »
Two more of our hybrids have opened this morning. We are fairly sure that the first is 'Ambrosia' but the identity of the second is still under debate.
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 #351 on: May 19, 2019, 08:00:07 AM »
Our Hemerocallis fulva have been in flower for a while but this morning we noticed that the 'Wild Horses' had decided to gallop onto the scene too.
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)