Ruscus hypoglossum

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Hilary

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Ruscus hypoglossum
« on: March 09, 2023, 07:52:50 AM »
Ruscus hypoglossum
I have had this plant for many years and have no idea where I acquired it from, it had probably been thrown into an empty plot. I say this as I also planted some in the narrow strip of ‘garden’ in the backyard of the block of flats.
Mine, constricted in a pot, doesn't look too happy so I will divide it when the weather settles down. The one in the backyard is very large and doesn't mind being in deep shade and under a pine tree. However, the gardeners brought once a year to deal with the processional caterpillars and generally tidy the place up tend to use a hedge cutter on it.
The photos of the flowers are from the plant on the balcony.
The photos of the berries from the plant in the backyard
Then there is a photo of the plant growing in the National Gardens in Athens.
Lastly photos of   Ruscus aculeatus in the Diomedes Botanic gardens, Athens.

An article by Sally Razelou can be found at this link
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/ruscus.html

and in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 54, October 2008
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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: Ruscus hypoglossum
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2023, 08:00:16 AM »
Ruscus aculeatus
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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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Salvia viridis blue
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2023, 03:52:58 PM »
Hi everybody. I am attempting to post a photo of a Salvia viridis with the help of a friend.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2023, 03:56:06 PM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Charithea

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Re: Ruscus hypoglossum
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2023, 04:03:17 PM »
It seems that I have been successful so here is a photo of my Costa Rica Blue.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.