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Charithea

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« Reply #600 on: October 08, 2021, 03:06:25 pm »
Hi Hilary.  My apologies.  I got my languages mixed up.  We bought 12 plants yesterday.  The wife of the Nursery owner is 'foreign' but speaks amazing Greek.  She shouted at her son to bring 12 'Leucophylla',  She was applying the correct Greek grammar rules. Neutral words take 'a' for their plural.  I have fallen in this trap many times as I use both Greek and English in my daily life.  I am posting a photo of an existing row of Leucophyllum frutescens. The problem though is that in some photos it is called 'langmaniae' but I can not verify it as naming plants correctly seems irrelevant in most Nurseries here.
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I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #601 on: October 08, 2021, 05:53:43 pm »
The plant looks lovely

We went to a nursery recently for some plants for the entrance to the block of flats
Schefflera  and Benjamin seem to be internationally understood


I couldn't resist some very small cacti for the kitchen windowsill , they  were named collectibles
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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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John J

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« Reply #602 on: October 08, 2021, 07:19:31 pm »
Hilary, Leucophyllum frutescens are an ideal plant for mediterranean gardens. Once established they are very drought tolerant. They take cutting back and shaping well, can be used for hedging or as standards, are good container plants. They flower several times a year and are a mass of colour when they do. Highly recommended.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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« Reply #603 on: October 10, 2021, 05:09:43 am »
PINK ROSES IN SPARTA
Seen in October 2017
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #604 on: October 11, 2021, 06:22:51 am »
A COUPLE MORE ORANGE FLOWERS FROM OCTOBERS PAST

Portulaca grandiflora seen in Corinth and an orange rose seen in Sparta
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Charithea

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« Reply #605 on: October 11, 2021, 05:58:40 pm »
Both are lovely. They give out a warm glow.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #606 on: October 12, 2021, 06:08:44 am »
YELLOW FLOWERS IN OCTOBERS PAST

Dandelions and Portulaca grandiflora both seen in Corinth
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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 #607 on: October 13, 2021, 06:15:30 am »
A MAUVE ROSE IN SPARTA, IN 2017

I thought I had two different photos but now I see it is the same rose
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Charithea

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« Reply #608 on: October 13, 2021, 06:13:27 pm »
Hilary, what a lovely soft colour. I once had a blue rose. I had planted it in memory of a young friend who was killed in a sporting accident. The sun used to bleach it and finely the heat finished it off.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #609 on: October 14, 2021, 04:05:45 am »
MORE PINK FLOWERS

More pink flowers from the Kalambaka rest stop, October 2011

Gaura lindheimeri and Mandevilla
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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 #610 on: October 15, 2021, 07:25:30 am »
TWO PINK FLOWERS IN KASTORIA,
October 2011

Pink evening primrose, Oenothera speciosa, and a Petunia
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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 #611 on: October 17, 2021, 05:54:13 am »
Kastori October 2018
When we visited the village of Kastori in October 2018 I posted about the area outside of the village where we saw cyclamen and snowdrops but never finished posting about the plants we saw in the village.

Kastori, Lakonia on the side of Taygetus, where we stopped first to admire the wide central road, lined with stone houses, and   the church at the end. of the road
There are several places offering rooms to let and a certain amount of effort has been taken to prettify the village, Narrow flower borders outside some houses and flowering plants in pots

Two photos have been waiting since then for me to try to identify the plant

Could the plant with white berries be
Symphoricarpos albus, Common snowberry
and
could the plant with drooping stems be
Persicaria amplexicaulis v pendula?
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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 #612 on: November 01, 2021, 06:50:46 am »
THREE PINK ROSES FROM NOVEMBERS PAST
All three seen in Sparta
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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 #613 on: November 01, 2021, 08:42:30 am »
What beautiful roses!  Our rose bushes except the unknown orange one in the pot, have not got any leaves yet..
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #614 on: November 02, 2021, 06:37:19 am »
A TRACK SIDE GARDEN

Someone created these flower beds, near Corinth, beside the now defunct railway line.
Cosmos, Tagetes and Zinnia

As usual there was a wind blowing and the Cosmos would not stay still

The Peloponnese Railway reached Patras from Athens in 1887 and was discontinued in 2011. This track was of a narrow gauge of 3ft 3/8 inches which apparently is one meter. The new electrified railway which eventually will reach Patras, is of standard gauge
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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