Coronavirus situation

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Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #645 on: March 02, 2022, 07:32:18 AM »
RED FLOWERS IN MARCH 2018
We saw all these flowers in March 2018 when we were in Madrid and had visited the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA   ARGUANZELA

I donít know if I have shared these photos with you on another thread but probably not as they were all flowering in the tropical area of the green house

Acalypha chamaedrifolia, origin Asia
Aeschynanthus lobbianus, Mona Lisa, origin Asia
Costus barbatus, origin Costa Rica

I apologize for being off the Mediterranean topic today

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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #646 on: March 04, 2022, 08:32:13 AM »
ORANGE FLOWERS IN MARCH

An African daisy growing on our balcony in 2014
Calceolaria, outside a flower shop in 2016
Impatiens hawkeri in the Madrid hothouse in 2018
Justicia brandegeeana, ditto

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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 #647 on: March 05, 2022, 08:01:18 AM »
YELLOW FLOWERS IN MARCH
Narcissus in the New Castle gardens, Sherborne, UK
Forsythia round a statue in Madrid
Asclepias curassavica in the tropical part of the Madrid hothouse
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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 #648 on: March 06, 2022, 08:31:45 AM »
GREEN IN MARCH

Chamaerops humilis
, the underside of the leaves, Corinth, 2016
Euphorbia characias, Ancient Corinth, 2014
Veronica acinifolia, seed pods, ditto
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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 #649 on: March 07, 2022, 07:29:31 AM »
A BLUE FLOWER IN MARCH
Echium webbi seen in 2013 in a flower shop in Madrid.
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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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #650 on: March 08, 2022, 08:46:20 AM »
PURPLE PANSIES
 Seen in 2017 at the Tripolis Rest Stop, Peloponnese, Greece

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Charithea

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #651 on: March 10, 2022, 12:45:28 PM »
Love the colour of the Echium webii.   We don't have it in our garden.  Perhaps we will come across it sometime!
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #652 on: March 11, 2022, 01:51:11 PM »
TWO MAUVE FLOWERS IN MARCH

A magnolia in Retiro Park in Madrid and

Salvia  verbenaca in a field between Sparta and Tripolis, Peloponnese

Someone must have identified the salvia for me as I have discovered I am hopeless at that task
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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 #653 on: March 12, 2022, 07:12:15 AM »
A MAGNOLIA TREE
I posted a close up of a Magnolia flower yesterday which we had seen in the Retiro park in Madrid. Later I found this photo of the whole tree. I wonder if it has grown much since 2015 when we saw it
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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 #654 on: March 13, 2022, 08:28:45 AM »
A MIXED BUNCH OF PINK FLOWERS

Camellia in Madrid
Asphodelus aestivus, Ancient Corinth
Anemone outside a shop in Sparta
Chaenomeles, Madrid
Azalea, outside a shop in Corinth
Calliandra haematocephala, in a Greenhouse in Madrid

And to top off todayís flowers some freesias from our front balcony in 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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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #655 on: March 14, 2022, 08:51:39 AM »
MORE WHITE FLOWERS FROM MARCH IN YEARS PAST
Star of Bethlehem, Isthmia
A daisy and insect, Sparta
Romulae columnae, in a pot in Corinth
Fumaria capreolata, White ramping fumitory 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

Hilary

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« Reply #656 on: March 15, 2022, 09:02:00 AM »
ANEMONES IN MARCH

Three from near Galataki, a village near Corinth

The two windblown flowers are from Nestani, Arcadia, Peloponnese
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Coronavirus situation
« Reply #657 on: March 16, 2022, 09:30:03 AM »
MORE YELLOW FLOWERS IN MARCH
Narcissus flowers in the grounds of Sherborne Castle, UK, 2008.
Sedum palmeri growing in a pot outside a door in Sparta, 2012. I must remember to take photos of the leaves of the plant, not just the flower 
African daisy in a pot on our balcony, Corinth, 2014
Mahonia aquifolium, Madrid, 2015

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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 #658 on: May 10, 2022, 06:14:20 AM »
Petunias
It is petunia time again, an instant display of bright blooms bought from nurseries.
These were in the yard of a very busy taverna 

I read
SEEN FROM THE GARDEN SHED:
A NURSERYMANíS VIEWPOINT
By Hugo Latymer
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 16, Spring 1999
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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 #659 on: May 12, 2022, 06:34:24 AM »
PINK ROSE BUSH
We walked through a graveyard on Sunday and were pleasantly surprised to see this rose bush among the plastic flowers.
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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