Friday 30 October 2009


For some reason I can't seem to post a photo anymore on the blog. Does anyone know what is wrong?

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Cretan Date Palm

I received have received a photo of a dead palm from John Fielding. This image was taken in Italy and shows the devastation that is caused by the Palm Beetle. Fortunately, as far as we know, the beetle isn't here yet, but with the import of foreign palms, there is a distinct possibility that it will arrive here sooner or later. We are proposing that there be an exclusion zone around the areas of P. theophrasti at Vai and Preveli to prevent this and the possibility of hybridisation. Pressure needs to be put on hotels and developers to stop this happening.

Monday 26 October 2009

September newsletter

I have just sent out the new improved newsletter for September. If you would like to receive an e-copy and haven't done so, please let me know and I will add you to our mailing list. Julia

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Flowers of Crete Calendar

I am working on the Flowers of Crete calendar for 2010 at the moment and we are now taking orders. The subject will be the Endemic Flowers of Crete and you can see a sample of the cover here. Unfortunately, because of spoof orders last time we printed our calendar, we have to ask for pre-paid orders only. The price of the calendar will be 10 euros plus post and packing if required, but supporters in Crete can pick up their copies from Committee members or at our Christmas bazaar.

Thursday 15 October 2009


There will be a Bazaar for Flowers of Crete at Cindy's Bar on Sunday 18th October at 10.00 a.m. to 1.00p.m. Please come along and support us. There will be home baking, produce, books, dvds and bric-a-brac. We still need donations of items for sale so if you have anything to offer please get in touch with a member of the Committee.