Unsung Heroes, Journal 6, Autumn 1996

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Hilary

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Unsung Heroes, Journal 6, Autumn 1996
« on: January 10, 2022, 09:13:22 AM »
MEDITORIAL by Caroline Harbouri’
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996
This issue of the journal is now available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal6.pdf
The article is about the use or non-use of chemicals in the garden, several allies from the animal kingdom are mentioned.
The list includes lizards, geckos, hedgehogs, birds and even foxes
I am posting a photo of a lizard at Ancient Olympia and a gecko in our home also some scans of postage stamps
A hedgehog from Denmark, a European goldfinch and a Western rock nuthatch from Greece and a fox from the U.K. 
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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 #1 on: January 12, 2022, 09:50:15 AM »
THOMAS CHURCH: AN APPRECIATION by Martin Wood
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996

This issue of the journal is now available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal6.pdf

There are three drawings of gardens which Thomas Church designed,
Fox Hollow, Mountain View and his own garden.
All illustrations in the journal are by Derek Toms

Here are some photos of flowers, which I have snapped at different places and different times over the years, and are mentioned in the article.
 Agapanthus, Clivia, Coreopsis and Pelargonium

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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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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 05:44:05 PM »
Wonderful pictures of the flowers. Thank you Hilary also for the recommendation of the article.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 07:55:20 AM »
Glad you like the photos and the article, more to come
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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 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 08:08:44 AM »
A GARDEN WHICH TOLERATES DROUGHT
by Heidi Gildemeister
This article tells us of how a stony field on a Balearic island was transformed, over the years, into a garden. 
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996
This issue of the journal is now available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal6.pdf

I searched through my flower photos and came up with
Cistus, an Olive tree, Phlomis, Viburnum tinus and Vinca

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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 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 08:33:42 AM »
The cover illustration of Journal 6 , by Derek Toms, is of A GARDEN WHICH TOLERATES DROUGHT
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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 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 06:52:17 AM »
THE BRICK- RED CRAB  PLANT by Tom Wellsted

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996
This issue of the journal is now available as a free download

https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal6.pdf

I had fun or great difficulty, depending in which way you look at it, finding some more information about this plant which has now had a name change
Modiolastrum lateritium (Hook) Krapov

There is some information about the plant here

Modiolastrum lateritium • New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (nzpcn.org.nz)
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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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John J

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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2022, 03:52:35 PM »
As you rightly say, Hilary, trying to keep up with the taxonomists and their ever-changing names can be a mix of pleasure and/or frustration.
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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Re: Unsung Heroes, Journal 6, Autumn 1996
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2022, 09:17:04 AM »
DIOSPYROS by Philip McMillan Browse

Diospyros, Persimmon, Λωτός

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996
This issue of the journal is now available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal6.pdf

For some reason I have only one photo of this tree which I trot out a whenever needed
That was until my husband brought three persimmons in from the supermarket for me to snap
Now to make Persimmon chutney, for the first 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

Hilary

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2022, 10:40:22 AM »
PROBLEMS OF ACCLIMATIZATION: SMALL -SCALE PROPAGATION
By Piero Caneti    

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996

This issue of the journal is now available as a free download
https://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/journal6.pdf

 An interesting article but I didn't want to post photos of dead plants which had come to me, via nurseries in what looked like splendid condition, but didn't last very long..

Instead, I thought to post photos of the built-in trough on our south facing balcony which went through a much-needed revamping   starting in 2018
1 I had planted cuttings of the existing plants in  plastic pots which can be moved around and even given away to friends
2 The trough before we had some gardeners come with heavy tools to remove the old plants. The Portulaca afra was immovable by us
3 The trough cleaned of all the old plants and soil
4 The trough in March 2021
5 What the trough looks like today, January 2022

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