Introducing Pierre de SFA

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Introducing Pierre de SFA
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:17:33 PM »
Hello,
I've just joined your Forum and I'd like introducing myself.
I'm an about sixty-year-old french gardener.
My garden lies close to Perpignan in the"Citrus zone", so that the best plants for our gardens come from the Sout-west of the USA, Argentina, RSA or Australia, but they must withstand at least minus 5C and I must acclimatize them because lots of them had never been grown there.
I've been trying planting the nicest plants I could find for about 25 years.
I'm interested in every nice unusual plant that withstands our climate.
I'built many plants collections.  I plant them according their cultural needs for soil, Sun and water.
I like sharing my experiments, so that I'm a chairman in the French Society for Acclimatizing plants, and I wrote many articles in our Newsletter 'Plantaexotica".

Pierre de SFA

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Alisdair

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Re: Introducing Pierre de SFA
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 09:01:06 AM »
Welcome, Pierre; your acclimatising experience will I'm sure be very valuable for us all!
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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

Re: Introducing Pierre de SFA
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 06:36:43 PM »
Thanks a lot for welcoming.
I hope I can help some of you.
I try again showing a picture of my garden.
With goog definition, I must reduce more the pic down to 300x 150.
Here is one of the best corner of my garden : big Erythrina crista gali and Syagrus.

« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 07:05:05 PM by Pierre de SFA »
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Hilary

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Re: Introducing Pierre de SFA
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 08:27:40 PM »
Hi there,
I have a stamp featuring Erythrina crista gali waiting for its turn in the limelight.
Do you have a close up of the flowers?
That would be useful as I have never seen this tree so have no photos to accompany the stamp.
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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

Re: Introducing Pierre de SFA
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 09:31:55 AM »
It's the first time I'm asked such a picture !
My tree is big, it is probably the reason why I can only show a half close-up and a close-up with bee (which is an other passion of me).
If the second one fit your purposes, I can send it in HD to an email address and you could select a portion of it.
Please tell me.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 09:36:58 AM by Pierre de SFA »
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Hilary

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Re: Introducing Pierre de SFA
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 10:47:12 AM »
The photos are great. I will refer to your post in a couple of days
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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