Welcome or not?

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John J

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Re: Welcome or not?
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2019, 02:05:19 PM »
Just spotted this on the wall outside our front door. Don't recall having seen one like it before. Anyone put a name to it?
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: Welcome or not?
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
Spring is on the way, the dinosaurs are on the move.
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)

David Dickinson

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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2019, 10:49:19 AM »
Ever had the feeling you are being watched and on looking up discover that your instincts are right?
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 #33 on: September 06, 2019, 05:09:52 PM »
In April 2018 I posted a photo of a lizard who had caught a praying mantis. On that occasion the insect escaped but I doubt if the one below will be so lucky.
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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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2019, 06:16:18 AM »
As my wife was taking her car out of the garage this morning she called me to see this newly 'hatched' Swallowtail.
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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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2019, 06:52:55 AM »
Felis catus and Plumbago auriculata

Cat and Plumbago

An alert cat in the garden of a friend in September 2018

There is hardly a journal without a mention of a cat; In fact I think there is even an article all about cats, but where?
Read
 GARDENING IN THE SHADE OF THE PYRAMID by Duncan Thomas in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number  49, July 2007.
MGS member
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: Welcome or not?
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2019, 10:14:55 AM »
Not something you particularly want to walk into first thing in the morning. Possible excuse for the rather blurred image.  :-\
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: Welcome or not?
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2019, 10:12:45 AM »
This little chap has appeared over the last few weeks, gives his position away by calling very loudly for such a small guy.
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: Welcome or not?
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2019, 03:13:40 PM »
What a little sweetie!
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