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Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #765 on: March 20, 2023, 06:50:30 AM »
Papaver dubium, Long-headed Poppy

I had acquired the seeds for these plants from Chantal who runs THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY seed exchange.

I sowed the seeds in late autumn and they are producing daily flowers now, in March.

Papaver dubium is mentioned in
NATUREíS SURPRISES
By John Rendall
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 58, October 2009

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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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« Reply #766 on: March 24, 2023, 09:11:26 AM »
March 2023

Flowers on the balcony

Sedum adolphii
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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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« Reply #767 on: March 25, 2023, 09:17:29 AM »
Fuchsia coloured Cyclamen

In November 2022 and today, March 25th 2023, with a fresh crop of flowers and leaves 
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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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« Reply #768 on: March 26, 2023, 09:09:04 AM »
March 2023

Blossom in the back yard

Prunus armeniaca, Apricot

This grew from an apricot stone which someone had thrown into the  strip of earth in the yard of the block of flats where, mostly evergreen, trees grow.
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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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« Reply #769 on: March 27, 2023, 08:28:09 AM »
The tale of a  Cyclamen plant.

December 2021, the first photo, two cyclamen plants outside the front door.

When the plants dried up for the summer  I gave them some fertilizer and hid them in a shady corner.

November 2022 Only one plant revived and it produced huge leaves as if it was on body building medicine.

March 2023 red flowers at last.

The lesson seems to be
No more fertilizer or at least less
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 #770 on: March 28, 2023, 08:03:45 AM »
March 2023

Carpenter Beetle

A rather dozy Beetle on the back balcony

And a photo of another Carpenter Beetle, in July 2021, on a Passiflora flower
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 #771 on: March 30, 2023, 06:44:23 AM »
March 2023

Flowers on the balcony

Graptopetalum paraguayense

Mother-of-pearl-plant

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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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« Reply #772 on: April 01, 2023, 07:24:45 AM »
Flowers from Aprils past
I might have posted some of these photos again on other occasions. However, I hope you enjoy sharing with me my photos of spring in the Peloponnese and Athens.
The first photo was taken in 2009 and the last in 2018
I have attempted in naming the flowers but I could be wrong

Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium
Snapped in Corinth 
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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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« Reply #773 on: April 02, 2023, 02:53:41 PM »
Flowers in Aprils past

Cydonia oblonga

Quince
April 2006
Snapped in Argos
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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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« Reply #774 on: April 03, 2023, 07:54:26 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past

Cercis siliquastrum


Judas Tree

Snapped in Mystras April 2009
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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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« Reply #775 on: April 04, 2023, 07:29:00 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past

Iberis pruiti


I hope I have the correct name
Snapped on the foothills of Mount Parnon, Lakonia. April 2009
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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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« Reply #776 on: April 05, 2023, 07:40:24 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past

Argyrolobium zanonii


I hope I have the correct name

Snapped in April 2009 in the foothills of Mount Parnon, Lakonia 

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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 #777 on: April 06, 2023, 07:29:08 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Doronicum orientale
Leopardís bane
Polydrossos, Lakonia, April 2009
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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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« Reply #778 on: April 07, 2023, 08:06:27 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past

Borago officinalis


Borage

April 2009 on the foothills of Taygetus overlooking  the Messenian Gulf

Hilary

Friday 7th April 2023
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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 #779 on: April 08, 2023, 07:22:22 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Orchis anatolica
I hope I have the correct name
Snapped on the foothills of Mount Parnon, Lakonia in April 2009

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