A to Z of plants

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John J

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Re: A to Z of plants
« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2016, 04:34:03 AM »
Salvia greggii

Salvia leucantha
Another favourite.

Salvia nemorosa
Newly acquired plants from Sahin nursery here in Cyprus. Still establishing but looking healthy with some already flowering.

Salvia 'Indigo Spires'
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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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2016, 04:36:03 AM »
Salvia verbenaca
Native wild salvia, plants rescued from a road widening project.

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Assorted other salvias that need to be positively identified, plus numerous seedlings that have yet to prove their worth.

Sambucus nigra
Grown in shade with regular irrigation.

Sansevieria cylindrica

Sansevieria trifasciata

Santolina chamaecyparissus
Reliable standby for difficult areas along path edges, etc.

Santolina rosmarinifolia

Sedum rubrotinctum

Senecio cineraria

Senecio fulgens
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2016, 04:36:59 AM »
Senna artemesioides
Very drought tolerant shrub that produces a mass of highly-scented yellow flowers in spring.
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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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2016, 04:39:26 AM »
Senna corymbosa
Unlike its relative above we find that ours prefers regular water and to have the benefit of some shade during the hottest months.
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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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2016, 04:40:23 AM »
Sideritis perfoliata
Very drought tolerant Cyprus native. Used here to make a herbal infusion, 'mountain tea'.

Solandra maxima
A real thug of a climber that needs to be kept under strict control. Large, leathery flowers smell of apricot.
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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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2016, 04:41:23 AM »
Spartium junceum
Another drought tolerant Cyprus native. Contributes to the display of yellow on the hillsides in spring.

Stephanotis floribunda
Vigorous climbers with wonderfully scented white flowers.

Strelitzia reginae
Require little water. We found that our two plants took time to flower and that they seemed to need to become congested clumps before they did so. Now they are prolific.
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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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2016, 04:45:10 AM »
That's all the pages that we were able to salvage from the originals. Now to go back and try to put in the missing photos and then fill in the gap by redoing the lost pages. Getting there.
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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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: A to Z of plants
« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2016, 09:44:01 PM »
Where's your Solandra grandiflora? I use your plant list as a reminder cum spell-check and it isn't here.
MGS member, Greece. I garden in Attica, Greece and Mt Goulinas (450m) Central Greece

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John J

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Re: A to Z of plants
« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2016, 04:40:31 AM »
I don't have a Solandra grandiflora, Fleur, what I have is Solandra maxima.
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #84 on: June 06, 2016, 03:23:37 PM »
That's as many of the photos that I can find that were attached to the original, lost, pages replaced. The next task is to fill in the gap between the end of this thread and the A to Z continuation.
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #85 on: June 07, 2016, 09:34:14 AM »
Styrax officinalis
Very drought tolerant Cyprus native that produces an abundance of fragrant, hanging white flowers in spring.
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #86 on: June 07, 2016, 09:37:59 AM »
Synadenium compactum var rubrum

Time for T..

Tabernaemontana divaricata

Tagetes lemonnii

Tecoma capensis

Tecoma stans
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #87 on: June 07, 2016, 09:43:34 AM »
Tephrocactus articulatus var papyraca

Teucrium flavum
From Sparoza

Teucrium fruticans
Also T fruticans 'Azureum
Thrive on very little water in desperately poor soil.

Thunbergia alata
Scrambles everywhere

Thunbergia grandiflora
Recent acquisition, not yet fully established
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #88 on: June 07, 2016, 09:46:28 AM »
I believe that is as much as I can do to replace the lost pages, apart from maybe a little tweaking here and there, adding photos perhaps, that sort of thing.
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: A to Z of plants
« Reply #89 on: June 08, 2016, 07:45:06 AM »
John, you're an absolute hero, going back through all of that - your replaced pages are priceless!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society