Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Mon, 09 Jun 2003 03:54:49 PDT
Dear Peter,
Welcome to the group.  Your 'must have' question could a desperate
plea how to chose. You are gardening so close to an inexhaustable source
of treasures that we all envie you. I hope that we will see you  the end
of august at the symposium (that will giveyou some ideas!)
Kind regards

=?iso-8859-1?q?Peter=20Kaye?= a *crit :
Having struggled with the English climate for the first 30 years of my
life (I have less than cherished memories of various greenhouses and the
efforts required to keep them ventilated AND warm), I finally called it
quits and 'retired' to Cape Town.
> The house into which I moved had a lush but heavily irrigated garden, and after spending a year and a half trying to decide which part to sacrifice to create an area for winter-growing geophytes, I decided that even Brugmansias have rights when they reach 30', and promptly bought a plot infested with disposable eucalyptus in which to create an entirely summer dry garden. I have accumulated various genera to stock this (pancratium, paramongaia, brunsvigia, amaryllis, canarina, vagaria, lilium, agapanthus, oxalis, moraea etc) and hope to eventually include fritillarias and calochortus. I would appreciate any suggestions as to 'must-have' plants for mediterranean climates.

Lauw de Jager 
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France
Site: http://www.bulbargence.com/

"GUIDE POUR BULBES  MÉDITERRANÉENS": 116 pages, 400 photos, prix 10 E
Expedition des bulbes à floraison estivale est terminé.
Prochaine catalogue en juin

Région:  Provence/Camargue, Climat zone: 9a Mediterranean, dr y
July-August, peak rainfall in autumn, minimum temps -3-7°C (28-21F)
Reference vegetation: Arbutus unedo, Olea europeaea,

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