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Monday, 10 May 2021

Out in Nature

 


My blue hydrangea is thriving in it's new clay pot.  The colour is getting darker and darker.  Almost purple





I think these are called medlars in english.  In greek they are mousmoula.  This tree is away down the road and I often pass it on my walks.  The house is empty and will be till July or August when the people come from Athens for their summer holidays.  I would go and pick the fruit but I'd have to scramble over a fence and down some uneven steps.  I'm not doing that.  Pity.  I saw some in the shops today.  3 euro a punnet


My last year's birthday present, thanks kids.  It is finally in the garden.  That's a small basil plant, in the planter


And here's another one for you gardeners.  What is the name of this tree?  I should know it.  I'm sure my father had one in our garden many, many years ago.  The flowers smell delightful

20 comments:

  1. Love your hydrangea. Also your pot with basil, just fun to get one's goodies out and use them in the garden.

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    1. The garden is looking clean and colourful at the moment.

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  2. The hydrangea looks nice against the red flower geranium?

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    1. Yes the red flower is geranium. Nice contrast

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  3. The pic is quite small but I think the orange coloured fruit is a loquat not medlar which is entirely different. I live in Spain and have a loquat in the garden. We use them to make marmalade. Maria

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    1. It does look like a loquat but it's much smaller. It's the Mediterranean medlar. Slightly different. Big pips little flesh. My s in law googled and found a photo of them all. Some of the medlars look very much like a loquat.

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  4. Is that last one a Jasmine?

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    1. Not it's not jasmine JC. We have a lot of those around, one in our back yard. Similar scent

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    1. China berry. That sound familiar. I shall Google. Thanks

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  6. I have never seen the point of Medlars, however, I did go to the only tree I know to gather a few this last winter, only to find that the tree had gone. It had been grafted onto a Hawthorn.

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    1. There's not much flesh on the fruit but they're great if you can find a tree and get free fruit. The pips grow very easily here. You could easily grow a forest of them

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  7. Your birthday planter pot is gorgeous. He would look good nestled into a corner of my garden :))

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    1. Isn't he cute. It looks great in My garden!!!

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  8. Nice to see some parsley in the turtle pot, I just planted some parsley, sage and thyme in one of our little gardens.

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    1. I love herbs. There are pots of them all over the garden. They seem to thrive where other plants don't

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  9. Your hydrangea looks great and the turtle planter is cute. That last mystery plant is a nice looking plant.

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    1. The hydrangea is still looking good. I hope it lasts a while

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  10. Mousmela is loquat in English. F seems to quite like them. We love (really love) the blue of your hydrangea. We have never been able to get ours to stay blue.

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    1. I bet that hydrangea changes colour. But it's very pleasing to the eye just now

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