Unsung Heroes, Journal 8, Spring 1997

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Hilary

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 8, Spring 1997
« on: March 20, 2022, 08:02:30 AM »
MEDITORIAL
By the editor, Caroline Harbouri

The article is a call for contributions to the journal. Probably the first of many times the editor has pleaded for more articles about Mediterranean gardens and plants. I must say I always feel guilty when I read these pleas as I enjoy reading the journal so much but find it difficult to write a piece, where to put a comma for instance, which is silly as the editor sorts out all the grammatical mistakes.

The illustration, Containers in Spring, opposite the Meditorial page is by Derek Toms, as are all the illustrations in this issue of the Journal

 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997
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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 8, Spring 1997
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2022, 08:34:02 AM »
A DRY COUPLE
by Tom Wellsted

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997

Pittosporum heterophyllum and Ceanothus thyrsiflorus are the two stars of this article.

Here are photos of equally useful plants
Pittosporum tobira and Viburnum tinus   

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 8, Spring 1997
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 07:55:03 AM »
GROUND COVERS
By Sue Goumas

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997

Of the six plants useful as ground cover mentioned in this article I have photos of
Aptenia cordifolia and Osteospermum fruticosa
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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 8, Spring 1997
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2022, 06:58:48 AM »
LA MORTOLA ROSES
By Trevor Nottle

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997

Not having a single photo of the thirty-four roses on the list of roses grown in 1938 in La Mortola Gardens, I resorted to scanning the first page of the article.

A photo of an anonymous rose blooming in Sparta in 2014
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 8, Spring 1997
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2022, 07:21:51 AM »
 A NATURAL ROCK GARDEN
By Caroline Harbouri

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997

Among the many wild flowers mentioned in this article here are photos of three seen in other natural rock gardens

Ballota acetabulosa
Phlomis fruticosa
Verbascum undulatum
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 8, Spring 1997
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2022, 07:57:15 AM »
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 8, Spring 1997 is now available as a free download

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal8.pdf
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 8, Spring 1997
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 11:34:20 AM »
I fell in love with Ballota acetabulosa after seen them out in the wild in Greece.  I saw them also doing well in gardens there.  I visualized them growing in our hot sun backed garden so I tried growing them.  I had repeated  failures and think that maybe I just don't put them in places where they can thrive.  I had better success with Verbascum but once again they have disappeared from our garden although last year one grew outside our fence.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.