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Re: Gladiolus
« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2021, 11:17:00 PM »
Hi Fermi,
Thank goodness for the southern hemisphere. Where would we be up here in the cold, wet and windy weather without your lovely flowers to cheer us up? Or perhaps there are those who like winter? It takes all sorts to make a world. When I lived in Malaysia I missed the seasons. But rather like Yorkshire when Yorkshire was "proper Yorkshire", a year divided into ridings (thirds) would have suited me fine. Those Norsemen had got it right  - dividing by 3 is much better. Spring, summer, autumn and then back to spring again. Who needs winter?
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.



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Re: Gladiolus
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2021, 04:33:14 PM »
Congratulations Fermi. It is beautiful.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.