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Hilary
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« Reply #165 on: April 21, 2017, 10:31:01 AM »

And I am looking forward to reading your account of the trip
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« Reply #166 on: April 22, 2017, 05:31:38 AM »

Leucadendron sessile, Sun Conebush, Western Sunbush

I quote from

 https://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/leucadensessile.htm

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“Leucadendron sessile is an easy –to-grow fynbos shrub that turns bright yellow during winter and spring. Leucadendrons are often overlooked, in favour of their close relatives, the proteas and pincushions, yet they are well worth a place in the garden as they are often easier to grow and have decorative brightly coloured foliage.”

This is the last stamp I have of the series FLORA, PROTEA PLANTS issued by South Africa in 1977.
The stamps were designed by Dick Findlay who painted 71 stamps for the South African postal authorities between 1978 and 1991

There are many references to the Protea family in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
 all of which I have referred to in previous posts.


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« Reply #167 on: April 23, 2017, 06:28:38 AM »

Narcissus incomparabilis

This stamp was in the series GARDEN FLOWERS issued by Poland in 1964.

The Blacksmiths’ Needle, which stands on the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, was made to commemorate all the blacksmiths who had worked in shipyards and factories on the Tyne.
Since one of my ancestors, apparently, was a blacksmith I thought I would add this photo of metal daffodils, one of the many objects on the needle.
The Quayside is now a very pleasant and interesting walk,
 
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Blacksmiths’ needle 1996
Blacksmiths Needle - Members of the British Association of Blacksmith Artists 1996
Location - Promenade
Materials - Forged Steel
Commissioned by - TWDC
The Needle is conical in form with six sections. Each section contains objects, which relate to one of the senses including the sixth. The objects were made in public “forge-ins” with a mainly maritime theme. The work was inaugurated in May 1997 by Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist ringing a bell which hangs inside the needle.

Narcissus are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Today I have chosen issue number 67 January, 2012   for you to read.
TO WATER OR NOT TO WATER?
WATERING PRACTICES AT SPAROZA by Caroline Harbouri


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