Plants of the world on postage stamps

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David Dickinson

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1200 on: February 03, 2021, 12:54:38 AM »
My sister gave me 10+ packets of seeds last year, each packet of  a different variety growing in her garden. I didn't sow them because I have very little room and they neither germinate well nor live long for me. But I did have a very beautiful pale pink one with green flushes - again from my sister's garden in Leeds - a couple of years ago. As I still have the seeds she sent me, I might just cast them around the base of  a lemon tree and see what comes up.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C 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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« Reply #1201 on: February 03, 2021, 07:08:07 AM »
Try sowing the Aquilegia seeds in the autumn. I never had success with growing plants from seed until I realised that things get too hot here in Corinth for the tiny plants to survive the summer  while seeds sown in the autumn give a good show of flowers in the spring
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1202 on: February 03, 2021, 08:36:17 AM »
Irediparra gallinacea, Comb Crested Jacana, Jacana

In 1997 Australia issued a series of four stamps depicting
BIRDS FROM WETLANDS

No mention of this bird in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but enjoy this article about the trip Christina Lambert took to Australia
A VISIT TO SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA: PART2. TO MELBOURNE AND BACK
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 93, July 2018
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« Reply #1203 on: February 04, 2021, 09:34:37 AM »
Viola alpina JACQ., Alpine violet

A stamp issued by Romania in 1967 in a series of six stamps named ALPINE FLORA

Violets in general are mentioned in many articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
 I was lucky to find a reference to violets in the very first issue of the journal dated summer 1995.

A NATIVE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN by Heidi Gildemeister
This issue of the journal is now available to be read or downloaded on line

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal1.pdf
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« Reply #1204 on: February 05, 2021, 09:15:33 AM »
Mespilus germanica, Medlar

A stamp issued by Albania in 1965 in a six-stamp series named FRUITS

The photos were lifted from this Forum and show Medlar fruits in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Joynes in Cyprus

Medlar are mentioned only once in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and by coincidence in an article about a plant in Cyprus

CRATAEGUS AZAROLUS
By Veronica Hadjiphani- Lorenzetti
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 74, October 2013
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« Reply #1205 on: February 05, 2021, 03:19:13 PM »
What a coincidence Hilary.  I was pulling out the Pes caprae and the wild garlic that take over our garden  every year when I noticed under the Coronilla valentinathe Viola.  I don't know its name or how it got there.  I hate this annual battle with the vinegar sticks.  I feel better though that my gardening friend's chickens eat them.
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I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #1206 on: February 05, 2021, 06:34:53 PM »
Vinegar sticks!
I know how you hate Oxalis pes-caprae  but I did take a photo of it a week or so  ago.
We went on an EXCURSION to a place outside of Corinth where there is a huge supermarket for me to wander the aisles then check up on how the planting near the sea is doing.
It was a freezing cold, sunny day but that didn't deter the Bermuda Buttercup near the sea
 
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« Reply #1207 on: February 10, 2021, 08:53:00 AM »
Alcedo atthis, common Kingfisher

A stamp issued by Albania in 1968 in a six-stamp series named BIRDS

To read about Kingfishers and HALCYON DAYS go to 
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 48, April 2007
and read ‘From the President’ by Cali Doxiadis
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« Reply #1208 on: February 14, 2021, 09:21:42 AM »
Viola hortensis, Pansy

In 1969 Albania issued a series of six stamps all featuring Violets/ Pansies named VIOLETS

I took the photo in September 2013 at a garden center in the UK

Pansies are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
 number 4, Spring 1996 in
GARDEN IN SPRING by Jenney Bussey
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« Reply #1209 on: February 17, 2021, 09:07:57 AM »
Fulmarus glacialis and Carpobrotus edulis
Northern Fulmar and Hottentot fig

A stamp issued by Alderney in 1994 in a six-stamp series named
FLORA AND FAUNA

I don’t have a photo of the bird but I do have one of the plant which was widely planted in Greece in the 1960s. The photo shows an escapee in the Mani

Carpobrotus edulis is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 95, January 2019 for you to read
REMEMBERING A GARDEN ON A GREEK HILLSIDE- SPAROZA 1979-80
Part 2 by Graham Kendall
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« Reply #1210 on: February 19, 2021, 08:51:53 AM »
Malus baccata var. mandshurica, Manchurian crabapple

North Korea issued a series of six stamps named WILD FLOWERS in

1966.Crabapples turn up in several articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but not this one of course
The article I am going to point you to is set in Australia

OLD BRIDGE HOUSE MEMORIES:
A GARDEN ON THE MARGARET RIVER,
WEST AUSTRALIA by Julie Kinney
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017.

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« Reply #1211 on: February 19, 2021, 02:25:15 PM »
Hi Hilary,
Here's a pic of the Manchurian crabapple in flower in our garden - it's one of our favourites for its beautiful white flowers!
cheers
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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« Reply #1212 on: February 19, 2021, 03:21:04 PM »
Lovely
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« Reply #1213 on: February 20, 2021, 04:14:28 PM »
Fermi your Manchuria crabapple is amazingly beautiful.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1214 on: February 21, 2021, 08:26:08 AM »
Phormium tenax, New Zealand Flax

A stamp issued by Tristan da Cunha in 1972. There are 10 stamps in the series which is named FLOWERS

Phormium tenax is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 36, April 2004 for you to read

THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS,
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
By Meg Bentley

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