Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8

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Hilary

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« on: September 13, 2022, 08:21:15 AM »
jOURNAL 11
THE PRESIDENT’S LETTER
By Heidi Gildemeister
In this letter every single subject of interest to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN society, plans for the future of the society, the names of many people involved with the society and Mediterranean gardens in general, seem to be mentioned
The facing page of  the letter  is illustrated by a drawing by  Nicholas Stavroulakis of Ottoman floral motifs
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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: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 08:23:58 AM »
JOURNAL 11
The drawing by Nicholas Stavroulakis of Ottoman floral motifs
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

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Charithea

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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 09:59:36 AM »
Beautifully drawn. I gave up embroidery otherwise they could have been good subjects.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 05:32:29 AM »
WHERE DOES YOUR GARDEN GO?
By Brian Johnson
The author writes about the planning of his garden and some of the plants growing there

I have gathered together a couple of photos and a few scans of postage stamps of plants which are mentioned as growing in this garden.
Laurus nobilis, Bay tree, Δάφνη. A postage stamp and a photo of the Bay tree flowers   
 Quercus ilex, Holly oak, Δρυς, Encina. Scans of two postage stamps 
Cupressus sempervirens, Cypress, Κυπαρίσσι
A photo of some Cypress tree near the village of Xylokeriza, Corinthia

The drawing of the plan of the garden on page 23 is by Consuelo Tesei
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: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 05:25:17 AM »
Journal 11
LAGERSTROEMIA, Crepe myrtle
by Philip McMillan Browse

A scan of a stamp depicting Crepe myrtle, a photo of the flower with an insect and a photo of the leaves in Autumn
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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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2022, 06:30:43 AM »
Journal 11

COMPOSTING
By Derrick Donnison-Morgan

The list of what to compost in this article is divided into
Browns and Greens
Fallen leaves are in the Browns list
Coffee grounds & filters in the Greens list 
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: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2022, 11:40:40 AM »

My daughter reminded me that there are several articles about compost on the MGS website


https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/compost.html?fbclid=IwAR1FWQDfmWRvnyD6QDF1fTmTMHugAkgj0PPp0vHFkeoYNJLAebBO97c6aSc
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: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2022, 06:35:02 AM »
UNSUNG HEROES, JOURNAL 11

 THE AVERAGE MEDITERRANEAN GARDENER
By Jenny Bussey

This article gives the statistics of a questionnaire members of the society had been asked to fill in about their gardens and their habits. Size of garden, level above seawater, if the gardener was male or female, the age of the gardener, who had gardened only in Northern Europe before, who had always gardened in a Mediterranean climate, and the list goes on. Seventy-two people took part in this effort to find the typical Mediterranean Gardener.

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“The watering can (58%) and hose pipe (67%) are the favourite ways of watering, with (40%) using sprinklers and (36%) drip irrigation “

Here are photos of my beautiful watering can, which I have never used, painted by a good friend of mine and given to us as a house warming present twenty-six years ago.
The hosepipe and holder were also acquired at that time.

Please note the plastic watering can which catches the drips from an air conditioning unit, the collected water is then given to the nearby plants in pots

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

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Charithea

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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 11, Winter 1997/8
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2022, 10:28:50 AM »
I am a Mediterranean gardener and I use a watering can and a hose pipe where necessary.  I have a plasitc watering can same colour as yours but not a beautifully painted  metal.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.