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Miscellaneous / Unsung Heroes, Journal 2 ,Autumn 1995
« Last post by Hilary on Today at 07:40:48 AM »
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 2, AUTUMN 1995
AGAPANTHUS FOR YOUR GARDEN
By Trevor Nottle
There is a list of cultivars in this article and information about how to look after these plants
I have a photo from 2010 of an agapanthus plant which grew very near our home but I have not seen it since

Journal number two is available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal2.pdf

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Our Gardens / Re: My garden today
« Last post by Hilary on May 14, 2021, 05:14:51 PM »
What a wonderful show!
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Our Gardens / Re: My garden today
« Last post by Charithea on May 14, 2021, 02:56:16 PM »
The last two days the bees have been humming in and out of the large Epiphyllum flowers.  I made a short video with the bees and  bird songs but I am not sure how to edit it and post it so I decided to take some photos instead.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Charithea on May 14, 2021, 02:48:52 PM »
The stamp reminded me of our younger days when we used to pick grapes in the heat.  It was back breaking labour.  My aunt would 'invite us'  every year to help. After several hours of dust and perspiration the magic was lost.  And yet we used to go back again the following year until my aunt decided she was too old for it and gave the vineyard to her third son.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on May 14, 2021, 06:30:51 AM »
Grape pressing
In 1981 Malta issued a series of 16 stamps named
THE HISTORY OF MALTESE INDUSTRY
The wine industry is mentioned in
THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SETTLEMENT
By Lynne Chatterton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 73, July 2013t
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on May 13, 2021, 06:33:37 AM »
Tilia cordata, Small leaved lime

Ukraine issued a series of four stamps in 2017 named MEDICINAL PLANTS

Tilia is mentioned in a list of useful trees
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 49, July 2007
REPLACING TREES AFTER A FOREST FIRE
BY Peter Eaton

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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on May 12, 2021, 06:11:57 AM »
I had ordered some stamps from Algeria which took a long time in turning up in our P.O.BOX. The stamps arrived in  beautiful condition via the Czech Republic in an envelope bearing this lovely stamp. An added bonus

Emberiza
This stamp was issued by the Czech Republic in 2020 in a two-stamp series named
SONG BIRDS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Emberiza calandra
, Strnad lucni, Corn bunting

Emberiza hortulana, Strnad zahradni, Ortolan bunting

Emberiza citronella, Strnad obecny, Yellowhammer

Emberiza schoeniclus, Strad rakosni, Common reed bunting

Buntings are mentioned in
LEARNING TO LOVE STINGING NETTLES AND THISTLES
By Fleur Pavlidis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 23, January 2001
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Miscellaneous / Re: Supermarket plant-abuse
« Last post by Charithea on May 11, 2021, 12:17:48 PM »
There is a wow factor in this. It is amazing.  I am glad that your effort has been rewarded.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Supermarket plant-abuse
« Last post by Umbrian on May 11, 2021, 07:39:35 AM »
Shame about the lack of perfume David but a lovely sight when so laden with flowers and extra pleasure I am sure as you remember what it looked like when you rescued it😊
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Miscellaneous / Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Last post by Hilary on May 11, 2021, 07:19:39 AM »
Centaurea cyanus, Cornflower

In 2018 Turkey issued a series of seven stamps named FLORA AND PLANTS

Centaurea cyanus is mentioned in a list of plants in
GREEK PLANTS IN A NOTTINGHAM GARDEN
By Dick Elliot
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 20, April 2000
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