Coronavirus situation

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Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #375 on: September 13, 2020, 08:25:57 AM »
YELLOW FLOWERS FROM PAST SEPTEMBERS
Argyranthemum and Verbena
Begonia
Canna
Cassia corymbosa
Chrysocephalum ‘Desert Gold’
Curcubita
Ecballium elaterium
Rosa, pale yellow
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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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Charithea

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #376 on: September 13, 2020, 04:59:56 PM »
Thank you Hilary for all the beautiful photos of the beautiful flowers.  They are most welcome at this time of the year where 'things' are struggling to survive the heat.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #377 on: September 14, 2020, 05:30:29 AM »
Casuarina equisetifolia, Australian pine tree

Only one photo in the green file of plants in September past.
There used to be a row of these trees in a piece of land parallel to the enclosed dry river bed here in Corinth.
Suddenly, this summer, I discovered they have all been cut down and replaced with Oleander trees and other saplings which I have not yet identified
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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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #378 on: September 15, 2020, 05:51:39 AM »
BLUE FLOWERS FROM SEPTEMBERS PAST

Anagallis monellin
Cichorium intybus
Gentiana asclepiadea
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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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #379 on: September 16, 2020, 05:23:33 AM »
PURPLE FLOWERS FROM SEPTEMBERS PAST
The first was seen in the UK, the second in Greece

Streptocarpos
Tradescantia pallida
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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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Charithea

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #380 on: September 16, 2020, 05:16:32 PM »
Hilary, thank you for all the 'Blue flowers ( hues and tints). We have pale blue and purple Buddleja and some other 'Blue' colored flowers in the garden that are thriving despite the heat.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #381 on: September 21, 2020, 05:56:04 AM »
Vravrona, Brauron

After swimming near Sounion my son M and his two daughters passed by the temple at Vravrona., It was closed but they could see the columns through the fence. I think this site closes at 4 pm in the summer.

We visited the temple of Artemis very many years ago and I was impressed by the number of ancient mirrors in the museum

In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 97, July 2019 there is a reference to Vravron in
ON THE ACROPOLIS: A RARE ENDEMIC by Caroline Harbouri

And a poem VRAVRON   by Petrie Newton
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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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #382 on: September 22, 2020, 08:12:01 AM »
‘esta es una plaza’, This is a square, A community garden in Madrid

My daughter visited this community garden at the beginning of September and sent me these photos of the succulent corner of the community garden

There are several websites with information about this project
https://diario.madrid.es/huertos/huerto/esta-es-una-plaza/#10/40.3047/-3.9165
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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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #383 on: September 23, 2020, 07:09:39 AM »
MAUVE FLOWERS IN SEPTEMBERS PAST

Vitex agnus – castus
Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Pansy
Salvia viridis
Verbena bonariensis


Unfortunately only the photo of  Vitex agnus-castus was taken in Greece all the others were taken in the UK
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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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #384 on: September 24, 2020, 06:02:13 AM »
DEEP PINK FLOWERS IN SEPTEMBERS PAST

Rosa, ‘Josephine Hooker’
Sedum ‘Herbstrfreude’
Ipomoea
Rosa, pink and orange

The first three photos were taken in the UK, the last two in Greece

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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #385 on: September 25, 2020, 06:09:54 AM »
PIGEON on the outside passageway

Living in a block of flats we, and the other residents, are continuously at war with the pigeons. The weapons of war have been old CDs hanging from the balcony, plastic bags tied here and there, ledges have been sprayed and lastly, and the most effective, has been to stick plastic spikes on any of the ledges the birds prefer.

However, this year one mother pigeon got away with laying two eggs in a pot which contains an old discarded Yucca outside our front gate. I don't think she even bothered to make a nest

By the time we discovered the eggs she had been sitting there a few days so we decided to leave her be.

Luckily or unluckily she managed to knock one of the eggs out of the pot so then there was one.

Here are a few photos of the progress the first one being the mother sitting on the eggs and the last the young pigeon probably the day before it left the nest or rather the plastic pot
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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #386 on: September 28, 2020, 07:06:47 AM »
FUCHSIA PINK FLOWERS IN SEPTEMBERS PAST

All three seen in Sparta

Pelargonium
Mirabilis jalapa
Catharanthus roseus
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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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Charithea

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #387 on: September 28, 2020, 02:14:20 PM »
What a lovely colour. It brightens up the day. Thank you Hilary.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #388 on: September 29, 2020, 05:48:44 AM »
PINK FLOWERS OF SEPTEMBERS PAST

Nerium oleander
Pelargonium
Podranea ricasoliana

All seen in Corinth, Greece
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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

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #389 on: September 30, 2020, 07:08:06 AM »
Litchi chinensis, Lichi, Lychee

At the end of March 2018, we went to the Palacio de Cristal de la Arganzuela, A heated greenhouse at the Madrid Rio park. I have posted many photos of plants seen on that visit but there are still some photos waiting in a queue

This plant was growing in the tropical zone 2 area of the Madrid greenhouse

Litchi chinensis is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012 in 

THE IDLE THIRD TERRACE:

TROPICAL EXPERIMENTS IN MALLORCA, PART 2

By Jaime Ruiz
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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