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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by patrickjohn on October 14, 2018, 12:43:07 PM »
Yes, Kevin, back after a super two weeks in our favourite spot.  So its A for Arillas as in ARILLAS CAR RENTAL. 
We hired this Opel Corsa for 11 days and got an upgrade from small to slightly bigger car!  Change from last year when we spent most of our time on the beach.  This year we toured the north of the island revisiting our favourite spots.  We decided at the end of the holiday never to moan about the potholes in our Lincolnshire roads ever again.


PJ at San Stephanos with hired Opel Corsa

by pj's memories, on Flickr (Photograph by Julia on 26th September 2018)

Best wishes
Pat
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on October 14, 2018, 11:40:45 AM »


HI

I see patrick is back i hope Julia and you had a fab holiday you left me with a Z my last one

Z FOR ZORBAS In San Steff

This dish sounds nice
kev sep 2018
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Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on October 14, 2018, 10:36:24 AM »


HI
Oleander

OLEANDER nerium plant



Nerium  Oleander is a shrub or small tree in the  family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander,  for the flower Oleander is one of the most poisonous commonly grown garden plants.You see these plants all over Arillas




All Parts Are Toxic  Oleanders contain two extremely toxic cardiac glycosides, oleandroside and nerioside. These toxic components exist in all parts of the plant, from the leaves to the branches, seeds, flowers and even the flower nectar. Toxins are effective whether the plant is fresh or dry, and honey made from the flowers is also poisonous.   Toxic. Be careful if you ever need to burn oleander; its smoke is also toxic and can cause intoxication. When the plant is cut and burned, it releases poisons that can affect any living creature breathing the fumes.
 


Oleander is a plant. Its use as a poison is well known. ... Despite the danger, oleander seeds and leaves are used to make medicine. Oleander is used for heart conditions, asthma, epilepsy, cancer, painful menstrual periods, leprosy, malaria, ringworm, indigestion, and venereal disease; and to cause abortions.






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Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on October 14, 2018, 10:09:09 AM »


HI
MARABILIS  THE Four o'clocks   

Mirabilis is a genus of plants in the family Nyctaginaceae known as the four-o'clocks or umbrellaworts. The best known species may be Mirabilis jalapa, the plant most commonly called four o'clock.

There are several dozen species in the genus, of herbaceous plants, mostly found in the Americas. Some form tuberous roots that enable them to perennate through dry and cool seasons. They have small, deep-throated flowers, often very fragrant. You get cross pollination on one plant hence the stripes or different colours on one plant
Although best known as ornamental plants, at least one species, mauka (M. expansa), is grown for food.
Mirabilis expansa (mauka or chago) is a species of flowering plant cultivated as a root vegetable in the Andes, at cold, windy altitudes between 2,200 m (7,200 ft) and 3,500 m (11,500 ft). The above-ground portion dies back with frost, but the root is quite hardy. The roots can reach the size of a man's forearm, and yields can reach 50,000 kg/ha (45,000 lb/acre) given two years maturation time.

It is considered to be an underutilized crop, and has received interest for its ability to grow in conditions that do not favor other root crops. The Andean region is considered one of the most important places for crop development and diversification.
   



This one is near the ranibow


As with many of the nightshades, all parts of Four O'Clocks are poisonous if ingested, causing nausea and vomiting, so this is not a plant to be cultivated near the swing set out back. There have also been reports of skin irritation after handling Four O'Clock tubers.


the juice of the root is used in the treatment of indigestion, diarrhea, fevers and to treat scabies and muscular swellings. More importantly, a decoction is used to treat abscesses. Leaf juice may be used to treat wounds and dropsy (accumulation of excess water).







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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by patrickjohn on October 13, 2018, 11:56:39 PM »
So for the letter Y I noticed that the registration plate of the Opel Corsa we hired for a couple of weeks features a letter Y.  Photo taken by Julia (my wife) on 26th September 2018.



San Stephanos with hired Opel Corsa

by pj's memories, on Flickr

Regards
Pat
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by soniaP on October 13, 2018, 11:40:42 PM »
Had to Google it Viv but couldn't agree more. Friendly to strangers. Friendly to everyone though. Love the Bardis family.
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by vivian on October 13, 2018, 08:39:01 PM »
He was. Do you like what I said about him
X
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by soniaP on October 13, 2018, 07:39:22 PM »
Gosh - Bobby looks young there.
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by vivian on October 13, 2018, 06:47:40 PM »





XENODOCHIAL
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Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on October 13, 2018, 11:16:50 AM »


HI

W FOR WINDMILL  In Sidari

kevin sep 2018

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