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Hilary

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« Reply #270 on: June 25, 2020, 06:54:07 PM »
WHITE FLOWERS IN JUNE numbers 6-10
6 Althea, white
7 Tordylium apulum
8 Begonia semperflorens
9 Leucanthemum vulgare
19 Lonicera japonica
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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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« Reply #271 on: June 26, 2020, 04:22:05 AM »
All so beautiful. Thank you Hilary.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #272 on: June 26, 2020, 04:07:36 PM »
YELLOW FLOWERS IN JUNE numbers 12-16

12 Scolymus hispanicus
13 Ferula communis
14 Gazania
15 Osteospermum
16 Yellow Rose
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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 #273 on: June 27, 2020, 05:54:25 PM »
PINK IN JUNE
Portulacaria afra today

This year several of our Portulacaria afra plants produced flowers
I remember being given the first one in 1969 and being told that it is called Υπομονή  in Greek meaning Patience

The close-up photo was taken several years ago in Sparta
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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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« Reply #274 on: June 28, 2020, 04:25:18 PM »
The Portulacaria afra looks lovely when in flower. Ours has not flower as yet.  My sister has one which flowered 2 years ago but I thought it was white.  Are there other colours or am I remembering wrong?
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #275 on: June 28, 2020, 05:28:31 PM »
The flowers on our Ipomoni are a deep pink but the photo I took in Sparta the flowers  look to be nearly white
The plants don't produce flowers every year and I haven't followed the climatic conditions to understand why they flower  some years and not other years. It is colder and wetter in the winter in Sparta than it is 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 #276 on: June 28, 2020, 06:39:46 PM »
last week I went out for an evening walk to checkout the situation at the beach side coffee shops and the beach.
Too many people for my liking
However, I did see this deep blue Plumbago not the usual washed out light blue
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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« Reply #277 on: June 29, 2020, 04:51:13 AM »
Thank you Hilary for the information. We also have the deep blue Plumbago at the top of our garden/field.  It is more attractive. Luckily our friend has one and this is how we acquired ours because they were not in sale around here.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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John J

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« Reply #278 on: June 29, 2020, 08:01:00 AM »
This is our blue Plumbago as mentioned in Charithea's post. We have a large conventional one beside our entrance gate.
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)

Hilary

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« Reply #279 on: June 29, 2020, 04:40:47 PM »
Lemons
For some reason a few years ago, I collected all I could find in the house relating to lemons and took a photo

This year I was given a heavy bag of lemons which were on the point of going off so we set to and squeezed them all and put most of the resulting juice in the freezer

I made lemon curd, something I haven't made for years. It was such a success that it is nearly finished. The next time I make it I will engage the help of someone to do the eternal stirring, stirring, stirring.

And for a couple of recipes using lemons go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 10, Autumn 1997 and read
LEMONS, LEMONS … AND … MORE LEMONS by Helene Pizzi
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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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« Reply #280 on: June 30, 2020, 12:55:03 PM »
Hilary, I make lemonade for my grandson, lemon cake for enticing  Yiannos O to pass by our house so I can find out what new plants he is working with, limoncello for friends and guests,   lemon curd  and avgolemono of course.  There are so many uses for this wonderful 'fruit'.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #281 on: June 30, 2020, 04:49:05 PM »
I never managed  to accomplish avgolemeno
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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 #282 on: June 30, 2020, 05:13:09 PM »
Kumquat
I am having difficulty tying this post in with June plants so have decided not to bother and hope you enjoy it anyway.
This plant grows in a piece of land in Sparta which is designated to be turned into a children's playground sometime in the future.

Each spring someone goes out with a strimmer and clears the dried vegetation near their house, another neighbour brings his tractor and clears all the ‘square’ of the dried wild flowers. Neighbours over the years have planted their favourite trees around or in the square Broussonetia, Olive trees to keep the huge Mulberry tree company.
I have been watching this Kumquat tree for about eight years as it grew to the size it is now. Obviously, it had been in a pot on a balcony and needed to be re planted
My son recently put the photo of the Mulberry tree on fb

To learn about Kumquats go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 10, Autumn 1997 and read
‘QUATS IN POTS by Duncan Ackery
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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

David Dickinson

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« Reply #283 on: July 01, 2020, 02:29:05 AM »
Whoever came up with the ingenious combination of kid's playground/fruit trees deserves a pay rise. Perfect perpetuating cycle

Kid's want to go higher on their swing. "Okay" says grandpa "but on one condition". "What's that?" asks grandchild."Grab a handful of fruit while you are up there" replies grandma. So perfect in its simplicity.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

Hilary

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« Reply #284 on: July 01, 2020, 11:47:15 AM »
BLUE FLOWERS IN July

Only two so far

Agapanthus, Corinth, Greece
Nigella damascena, South England ,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