It’s been too long between posts we know, but with good reason – we decided to undertake a complete revision of the book that involved ditching the botanical structure we had before and instead opting for a geographical journey. At the beginning we were unsure about which route to take and sometimes you just have to try both before coming to a conclusion. We are both much happier with this version it’s more interesting and includes more plants than before and there are some new spreads below, some with completed text. We honestly hope to be sending off the synopsis and tracking down the elusive publisher we need very soon!
Since the last post Chris revisited the north-east of Turkey where the high meadows were superb and he got some valuable shots there of Delphinium formosum, Pelargonium endlicherianum and the enigmatic ghost orchid amongst others. Here in Antalya we had an almighty rainstorm recently and the autumn bulbs are popping up everywhere with cyclamen, colchicum and crocus on the move. Basak will be leading a tour in the area at the end of the month and the flowering this year should be perfect.
Chris's trips earlier in the year to NW Turkey and Tajikistan/Uzbekistan have both borne fruit with tours going to these two locations next year for the wonderful spring flowers, see http://www.greentours.co.uk/