Coronavirus situation

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Hilary

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« Reply #570 on: September 12, 2021, 05:24:46 AM »
WHITE FLOWERS IN CORINTH IN SEPTEMBERS PAST

Heliotropium europaeum
, European heliotrope
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Chinese hibiscus
Hibiscus syriacus, Rose mallow
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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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« Reply #571 on: September 12, 2021, 12:47:21 PM »
Lovely flowers. I loved the Rose mallow.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #572 on: September 14, 2021, 05:10:47 AM »
A COUPLE OF ORANGE COLOURED FLOWERS FROM PAST SEPTEMBERS

Tecomaria capensis, Cape Honeysuckle growing over a fence in Corinth

A pale orange rose growing in the Goude Park. Sparta
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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« Reply #573 on: September 15, 2021, 05:58:01 AM »
YELLOW FLOWERS IN SEPTEMBERS PAST IN CORINTH

Momordica charantia
Tribulus terrestris
A Wedding Anniversary/ Birthday Present Orchid
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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« Reply #574 on: September 15, 2021, 02:09:06 PM »
Hilary I love both your orange coloured flowers. We have an un -named orange rose and it has been flowering since last week.  It is such a soft sweet colour. Although I love blues I acknowledge that orange brightens up the place. We have yellow and orange Cosmos growing among the Salvia patch and it really stands out.  I have been given seeds of
Momordica charantia but have not put them anywhere yet.  I don't much care for its flower or it's colour.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #575 on: September 22, 2021, 07:40:39 AM »
YELLOW FLOWERS IN SEPTEMBERS PAST

I think I was told that the first plant is Helianthus tuberosus and the second Euryops chrysanthemoides

Both of these plants were seen in Sparta 
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Fermi

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« Reply #576 on: September 25, 2021, 12:29:52 PM »
Hi Hilary,
I think the silver/grey foliage might mean it is possibly Euryops pectinatus
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Hilary

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« Reply #577 on: September 25, 2021, 01:48:18 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion

The photo was taken at 7.30 in the evening in the Goudes park, Sparta. Lakonia

I probably learned the name of the plant from my son who was involved with the planting of the park at the time

However,  as we all know, the proper names of plants can be a hit and miss affair

Whatever its name is ,it seems to be a good strong plant  suitable for large areas which need filling

It is good to know someone is reading these posts carefully enough to give suggestions as to the proper name of the plant depicted








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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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« Reply #578 on: September 29, 2021, 07:08:48 AM »
A small garden in September

We went to visit a friendís small garden in mid-September, the first time in 19 months.

The apricot tree had grown immensely while a group of Pittosporum tobira plants were looking rather sad after the heat of the summer.

Here are a few photos of the plants which were looking in good health

The Kalanchoe plant with pink edged leaves had produced tiny offspring when we were there in February 2020. I am posting a photo of that also

The tortoises were nowhere to be seen, all hiding in a corner away from the heat
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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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« Reply #579 on: September 29, 2021, 07:21:47 PM »
Lovely plants Hilary. I don't think I have seen the last plant before.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #580 on: September 30, 2021, 07:18:57 AM »
A cat on the beach

We have seen dogs, pigeons, sparrows, crows and seagulls on the beach but never cats

One day I didnít brave the waves but treated myself to an ice cream before sitting on a chair to knit when this little head appeared under the lounger and licked the ice cream bowl clean

October tomorrow and many flower photos waiting in a queue

The thread doesn't want to send the photo.
This is the second time this has happened although the photo is well below the limit
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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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« Reply #581 on: October 01, 2021, 05:48:36 AM »
WHITE FLOWERS IN OCTOBERS PAST

In October 2011 we went on a bus trip to Kastoria and stopped for a quick meal at a wayside rest stop near Kalambaka.
 The yard was full of flowers, all in bloom, and I am amazed at how many I managed to snap.
 These are the white ones   
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Charithea

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« Reply #582 on: October 02, 2021, 08:18:28 AM »
Am I correct to assume that the  first photo is of a Chrysanthemum?  The Nurseries here, I noticed , lately tend to sell the colour variety.  The one in your photo looks cool.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #583 on: October 02, 2021, 08:29:57 AM »
Yes the first photo is of a Chrysanthemum, I don't remember if it was in a pot or in the ground
The second photo is of a Mandevilla, or so I decided at the time
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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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« Reply #584 on: October 02, 2021, 04:01:32 PM »
I believe it is a Mandevilla. There are a lot of them in the Nurseries here in a variety of colours looking very attractive.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.