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Hi all,Maybe a duff question but hope someone can help.Does anybody know where you can purchase Bay Leaf plants or can you get seeds for them?I used to have one in my back garden when i lived in Cyprus but i have only seen dried leaves here.ThanksScream

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You can get bay plants from the Orman fidan place on the main road out of Fethiye towards Antalya.

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You can get bay plants from the Orman fidan place on the main road out of Fethiye towards Antalya.

Thanks Cukur - is that the one near the MOT place = ish??PS whats the turkish name for it??

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I think it's defne. :)

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Thanks Cukur - is that the one near the MOT place = ish??

Yes, on the left past the MOT place. You can get a lot of different trees and plants from there at a fraction of the prices charged by the so-called garden centres.

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Thanks peeps for the info.Anybody have a link for Turkish - English for the names of plants and trees etc - not the latin names as i cant understand any of those - lolI have the RHS garden and tree encyclopedia with pics but its still non user friendly! - Or maybe we could start one on here??

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At the last time I took a look at the shelves of bookstores, there was no dictionary available, devoted only to the names of plants. But considering the huge volume of a plant dictionary, I dont hope that anything of the sort can be available in the near future. Only limited work is produced, like indoor plants or herbs, but published in limited numbers, can be found only in the libraries, in particular the school libraries like the one I attend.But using latin names is a great advantage, let me tell you how: even if an expert writes down a bilingual - Eng.Turk.- plant dictionary, the names given may be wrong sometimes: from many experiences in translation, I know even somebody who is a specialist in an area may provide a wrong reference, not because s/he is careless, but lexicology is a great challenge. In these days I'm translating a book for one of my instructors, the conflict caused by various references for tree names already drive me crazy.But if the Latin names were available, no problem would emerge:Latin names are carefully used by science people, who know what they say, so if you know the Latin name, you can get both English and Turkish names..I use Latin names in my posts just for that reason: when I get the name once, I can be sure what Turks say for that Latin named plant, and how English speaking people call it. I would glady write down Turkish names for plants, in fact I have already thought about doing this. But how to group them, how to make a list? how to decide which one you would need? for instance, until a member - I forgot who- wrote about it, I even didnt know that blueberry was a favoured fruit in the Europe or Northern Europe..So please feel free to ask, when you need a name, or, a better idea I have, please make a list of them and post them to the language forum..as the thread continues, it may be a useful reference for many..

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