Friday 18 November 2011

Orchid calendar

The first batch of Orchid calendars has sold out and we are just about to order some more. It is not too late to order yours at a cost of 12 euros plus post and packing.

Monday 14 November 2011

Red Palm Weevil

Up until a few days ago the palm weevils were still flying - I killed two in the house last week. I have heard from quite a few people that their palms are infested and that there is no money available from the authorities to deal with the problem - not surprising in view of Greece's ordeals at the moment. As far as I understand it basic measures are being taken to spray palms in public areas but the threat is by no means being dealt with. So far I have received no information of infestation of P. theophrasti and several eminent botanists believe that they will not be attractive to the palm weevil. We can only hope that they are right!

Sunday 6 November 2011

Orchid Calendar 2012

The Flowers of Crete Orchid Calendar is now available priced at 12 euros plus post and packing. We are really fortunate in having the wonderful flower photography of writer and photographer Paul Harcourt Davies including in this calendar, which is our best yet. Orders received now can be despatched in time for Christmas.

Saturday 5 November 2011

Specialist holidays for 2012

The new itineraries for our specialist holidays and trips can now be found on the website, including Botanical Art workshops, Food Foraging and Discovery, Spring Orchid Finding and Endemic Spring Flowers - more information on further events will be online shortly.