Coronavirus situation

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Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #420 on: December 16, 2020, 08:31:55 AM »
Nicandra physalodes

I sowed the seeds I had acquired from THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY plant exchange on 26th October.

Last year I had great success with Nicandra physalodes but this year decided to try other seeds.

However, since I was using the same pots and mostly the same earth this Nicandra turned up and has presented me with an early flower. Now I see a couple more Nicandra plants in another pot 
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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 #421 on: December 17, 2020, 09:12:09 AM »
A SUNNY DAY IN KORINTHOS
Not much to see in the way of flowers but I did like these three Bougainvilleas
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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 #422 on: December 22, 2020, 09:50:55 AM »
STIPA,

A while ago I snapped some Stipa plants which had been planted this year in a newly opened summer coffee bar. At the end of the summer all the tables, chairs cushions and woven rag rugs were collected in and the shutters closed, the stipa being left to its own devices.

So far none of the plants have been rehoused but at least one interloper has arrived 
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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 #423 on: January 01, 2021, 09:53:39 AM »
WHITE FLOWERS IN JANUARY

I was pleased to find plenty of flower photos for January in my archives, some bring back memories and others I don't remember at all.

Cestrum nocturnum in Corinth

Solanum jasminoides in Sparta

An almost white rose at Kato Assos, Corinthia
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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 #424 on: January 01, 2021, 01:29:53 PM »
They are lovely Hilary. Wishing you and all the other Forum readers a Good Healthy Year. We went for a walk this morning  and John took photos of wild flowers. He will put them on later.
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 #425 on: January 01, 2021, 03:29:24 PM »
As my wife says we went for a walk this morning as the day was cool, slightly overcast, but with a promise of sunny spells later. We thought it would be good to clear our heads, not from an excess of alcohol I hasten to add, as our sole intake all evening had been a couple of glasses of Gluhwein.
We headed off to the cliffs above what is commonly called Aphrodite's Rock in the tourist literature but that the locals know as Petra tou Romeou (Rock of the Greek), but that's another story.
We quickly found Fagonia cretica scrambling through various shrubs, as was Clematis cirrhosa also.
Anemone coronaria and Arisarum vulgare were well in evidence.
This sign would appear to be out of date as I believe it should now read Ephedra foeminea.
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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #426 on: January 03, 2021, 08:21:11 AM »
Spring is in the air !
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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 #427 on: January 03, 2021, 08:22:41 AM »
RED FLOWERS IN JANUARYS PAST

Cestrum elegans seen in Sparta

Euphorbia milii seen in Corinth. In fact it is flowering at this moment
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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 #428 on: January 04, 2021, 07:51:26 AM »
ORANGE FLOWERS IN FEBRUARYS PAST

Both photo of plants on our balconies

Clivia nobilis The Clivia has not started producing flowers this year

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana This plant didn't last long
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #429 on: January 04, 2021, 09:24:31 AM »
Hilary, our Euphorbia milii is in flower now, as are our Cestrum elegans and Cestrum roseum. The latter two have more attractive flowers than the C. nocturnum but lack its amazing scent.
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 #430 on: January 05, 2021, 09:49:19 AM »
5 YELLOW FLOWERS IN JANUARYS PAST

Acacia dealbata seen in Corinth
Ranunculus ficaria seen in Sparta

Please do correct me if I get the names wrong
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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 #431 on: January 06, 2021, 08:05:40 AM »
Hyacinths in January 2015

Three Hyacinths, one more successful than the other two.
This year I didn't buy any bulbs, what with one thing and another
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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 #432 on: January 07, 2021, 08:05:37 AM »
Ipomoea, Sunrise Serenade

I was surprised to find this in flower a couple of days ago.

I had acquired the seeds from THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY seed bank and had planted them in October

The flower is smaller than it looks in the photo

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 #433 on: January 12, 2021, 10:56:34 AM »
Purple flower from a January past
Echium plantagineum

Please correct me if I have the name wrong
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #434 on: January 13, 2021, 08:19:51 PM »
Here in Cyprus we are back in strict lockdown at least until the end of January. With our large garden we are still able to find things that need to be done outside, thus getting fresh air and excercise, especially since we have had no rain to speak of so far this winter to drive us indoors. Several plants seem to think that spring has already arrived, are putting on new growth and preparing to burst into flower. Today we found our first rose of the year, a Rosa mutabilis.
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)