Coronavirus situation

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David Dickinson

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« Reply #435 on: January 15, 2021, 10:47:12 AM »
No rain to speak of, eh? Lucky you. I wish I could send you half of what has fallen here recently. A most miserable Christmas and New Year weather-wise and ruling out any serious gardening work. The last couple of days have been sunny but the ground is still waterlogged. To make matters worse, we have 3 nights coming up in which below 0C temperatures are forecast. The soil shouldn't freeze too deeply as the temperatures will rise during the day, Still, risky moments on the horizon.
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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« Reply #436 on: January 15, 2021, 12:26:35 PM »
David, it seems I was a little premature as yesterday we had several spells of heavy rain. In the morning I went to the pharmacy and supermarket for 'essential supplies' and as I left the shop the heavens opened and I got soaked returning to the car. Not complaining though as we really need it. Supposed to rain today too but no sign so far just bright sun and the occasional fluffy cloud.
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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« Reply #437 on: January 16, 2021, 08:21:11 AM »
Same situation here in Umbria David - I have taken a few measures to protect vulnerable plants - mainly Salvias that came from you earlier in the year that are most at risk this first winter and am hoping my Mimosa will survive as it is in full bud. All in the lap of the gods now🤞
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

Hilary

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« Reply #438 on: January 21, 2021, 10:35:19 AM »
SUNNY SUNDAY WALK IN KORINTHOS, JANUARY 2021

1 Kalamia beach, the way I like it, to ourselves
The wind was coming off the snow topped mountain so we retreated inland in search of garden flowers

2 Mirabilis jalapa
3 Polygala myrtifolia
4 Solanum rantonnetii
5 Begonia rex
6 Senecio angulatus
7 Malvaviscus arboreus
I was going to crop the roof tiles off this photo until I saw the bomber
8 Pyracantha coccinea
9 Mirabilis jalapa

Any plant name corrections gratefully accepted
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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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« Reply #439 on: January 24, 2021, 08:14:14 AM »
No political connotations intended,  ;), but our Bidens that we thought might only be a short term performer seems to be making a comeback.
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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« Reply #440 on: January 24, 2021, 08:23:17 AM »
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MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

David Dickinson

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« Reply #441 on: January 24, 2021, 03:58:55 PM »
By Jo(ve)! (sorry, couldn't resist). Mine has long since died down. But the myriads of little seedlings that germinated during the summer under the cover of the parent plant inspired me to collect seed and treat it as an annual. If the seeds do germinate this year it will be interesting to see if they come true, or revert to yellow. It will also be interesting to see if the parent plant re-emerges in spring. I doubt it, though.
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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« Reply #442 on: January 25, 2021, 08:43:44 AM »
Disastrous start to the day here -awoke to find heavy rain falling as sleet as the temperature dropped well below what was forecast. This after a day of heavy, continuous rain.....everything in the garden looks well and truly battered, subdued and the sky heavy and grey. Nothing to do but wait and see with fingers crossed.........
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.