Coronavirus situation

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Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #795 on: April 24, 2023, 07:43:43 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Silybum marianum
Marian thistle
Xylokeriza Corinthia April 2102
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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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« Reply #796 on: April 25, 2023, 07:24:56 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Tordylium apulum
Mediterranean hartwort
Xylokeriza, Corinthia April 2012
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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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« Reply #797 on: April 26, 2023, 06:02:25 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Syringa
Lilac
Sparta April 2013
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #798 on: April 27, 2023, 07:54:32 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Allium rosea
Rosy garlic, April 2016
This used to turn up year after year in our balcony trough then it disappeared.
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #799 on: April 28, 2023, 06:44:58 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust
Corinth 2016
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #800 on: April 29, 2023, 06:39:36 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
A red rose at the exit of the site of Ancient Corinth,
 April 2017
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #801 on: April 30, 2023, 06:09:09 AM »
Flowers in Aprils past
A pink rose in a garden in Ancient Corinth, April 2018.
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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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« Reply #802 on: May 02, 2023, 06:05:01 AM »
Municipal planting, Corinth, April 2023
Red Geraniums marching towards the sea
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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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« Reply #803 on: May 07, 2023, 06:26:06 AM »
Santolina in April in the square in Corinth.
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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #804 on: May 08, 2023, 06:50:23 AM »
April in a friend's garden
I was invited to see a garden in full flower and was surprised, but pleased, to see that her lawn had become a wildflower meadow.
In the flower beds there were Geraniums, Irises, Roses, Lilac and many more.

Here are various coloured African daisies, Osteospermum.

Then the Common Marigold, which reminded me of my mother's neglected garden. Every year these Marigolds would force their way through the rock-hard soil and make a splendid show much to the surprise of the passing neighbours.

And Rose bushes, of course, with busy bees working away.
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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 #805 on: May 09, 2023, 05:36:07 AM »
Grevillea juniperina, Juniper-leaf grevillea 

A small bush planted in a Garden in Loutraki, Corinthia
I was thrilled to see this plant as  I had never come across it before.
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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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« Reply #806 on: May 10, 2023, 06:53:28 AM »
Jacobaea maritima, Dusty Miller

Another plant in the Town Square, Corinth
The Square has been transformed at least three times since my arrival here in 1966. There was a large flower bed filled with Dusty Miller plants then so seeing these plants in the new beds was like seeing old friends again.

This plant is mentioned many times in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

I chose to read
SUSTAINABLE PLANTS FOR MEDITERRANEAN HORTICULTURE IN ISRAELí
By Ori Fragman-Sapir
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 76 April 2014
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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 #807 on: May 11, 2023, 06:40:32 AM »
Ruta graveolens, Rue, Απήγανος

I saw this plant in a friendís garden in 2022 but had no idea of its name.
Then this year at a different friendís garden I came across the mystery plant again, my friend knew its Greek name Απήγανος.

Rue is mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose to read
DRY-STONE WALLS IN A GARDEN IN PROVENCE
By
Kate Marcelin- Rice

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 80 April 2015

For photographs, see  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/80-walls.html
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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 #808 on: May 12, 2023, 06:34:28 AM »
Cynoglossum creticum, Blue Houndís Tongue

Searching for an entirely different wild flower I came across this plant hiding in tall grass. Since I had gone armed with a glass container, scissors and damp paper I took a small cutting of the plant, isnít the flower pretty?

Cynoglossum creticum is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 92 April 2018
In
THE RENAISSANCE OF A SICILIAN GARDEN
BY
Lesley Dellagana

For photographs, see THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY website

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/92-sicily.html
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 #809 on: May 13, 2023, 06:11:42 AM »
A tortoise lover's garden

I am still visiting  the gardens of friends.

The nasturtiums are allowed to run wild, as this is the spring food for the tortoises which my friend keeps until they are deemed old enough to survive in the wild. By the time summer has arrived the nasturtium leaves will have all been eaten and the tortoise menu will be lettuce and any  green leaves which are available, they also like cucumber.

Apart from the nasturtiums there are other plants in the garden, more or less hidden at the moment ,  and a few in pots such as yellow African Daisies, Fuchsia coloured African Daisies and Pelargonium   
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