Pete, The lovely pink ones are cyclamen which always flower at this time of year and into spring. I believe the others are winter crocus, but as am not a gardener, await an expert opinion. They are lovely aren't they.
I think this is Crocus boryi, and it's very common here at the moment, especially across the rocky headlands near the derelict monastery at Ag. Katerina. Before we left for the UK in early October, the pink colchicums were all along the lane behind Theodoros and the blankets of cyclamen had already started in the olive groves. As Annie says, they will be here for a while yet. Next to appear should be the snowdrops ...
The last photo posted on this thread is actually, amongst other names, the Persian Lilac, or Chinaberry tree. There are several around Roda, the one most people will know being outide Pangalos Taverna.
So many flowers still surprise us in Corfu at this time of year … some left over from last summer, some heralding the year to come. A survivor from the summer is this anemone, but the wild lupin plants are just waiting for next year’s vivd blue flowers. The giant sea squill bulbs are sprouting and the first wild irises are a pleasure to see. Myrtle has both flowers and fruit at the moment – there is not a part of this plant that cannot be used in the kitchen. The first pink dovesfoot cranesbill is making a showing and that will be with us right through the summer. The fascinating arum lilies are something of a mystery – they are everywhere in Roda and along the bay, but I cannot find a match for this variety, even on the Kew Gardens website.
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2