Unsung Heroes, Journal 20 April 2000

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Hilary

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 20 April 2000
« on: January 18, 2024, 07:28:19 AM »
CHUFA NUT (TIGER NUT) :
CYPERUS ESCULENTUS VAR. SATIVUS
By Betty Molesworth Allen

I remember chewing these nuts as a child in the north east of England but have never seen them since.

Although we have been to Spain several times we have never  come across the drink made with these nuts or seen the nuts in the shops. However, I do have the recipe on how to make the drink.

The illustration is by the writer of the article



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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: Unsung Heroes, Journal 20 April 2000
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2024, 07:09:24 AM »
Journal 20 April 2000
COMPERIA COMPERIANA,
THE ELUSIVE ORCHID
By Pierre Broussalis
The title is self-explanatory
Not having a photo of this plant, I scanned the illustration in the Journal
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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: Unsung Heroes, Journal 20 April 2000
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2024, 07:04:39 AM »
 JOURNAL 20, April 2000
THE EMPERORíS NEW CLOTHES
by Piero Caneti

In this article the use of plants,
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which bought in the spring
, to create an instant flower filled garden,
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are dead by the end of the winter
, is discussed.

I have often bought this type of plant, hoping to overwinter it, without much success.
A list a few of these plants and some photos
   Chrysanthemum, Cyclamen, Gardenia, Geranium and Poinsettia.

Another topic is
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ĎThe most widely used compost for the cultivation of plantsí
Twenty years on the use of peat for horticultural use is now frowned upon.
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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 20 April 2000
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2024, 08:04:42 AM »
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN 
Number 20 April 2000
BOOKS
Anne Latreille contributed to the journal with a review of
Gordon Ford the Natural Australian Garden
By Gordon Ford and Gwen Ford

This book is still available

The only plant mentioned in the review is eucalyptus so I am posting a photo of a large eucalyptus tree in Corinth and two postage stamps from Australia

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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 20 April 2000
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2024, 09:17:03 AM »
 JOURNAL 20, April 2000
SPRING REFLECTIONS
by John Joynes

The author sits under a tree enjoying the sights and sounds of his garden. The article is illustrated by a drawing by Derek Toms of a swallow feeding its young.

I have been waiting for March 1st to post this as I have a Greek stamp celebrating the arrival of the swallows in March and a Willow Pattern plate also depicting swallows.
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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 20 April 2000
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2024, 07:07:05 AM »
JOURNAL 20, April 2000

In the list of contributors there are the names of two people who wrote book reviews.
Sally Williams who wrote about
Australia's Open Garden Scheme Guidebook

And
Flavio Caneti who wrote about two books
Giardini dí Oggi in Toscana
And
Velletri, le sue Camelie

And the last but not least unsung hero of Journal number 20 , thanks to Barbara Terzopoulos for her help in proof- reading.

To brighten this piece a bit I am attaching scans of a few Australian postage stamps and photos of Camellias taken in Spain
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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