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.
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
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2