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Accommodation reviews / Re: Vavilas apts.
« Last post by vivian on December 23, 2018, 03:20:45 PM »
Do you mean Vavilas fishing huts run by Thomas that has the fish taverna. We have never stopped there but looked round a couple off years ago and liked what we sew. there is a u tube of them. Take a look, if they are the same ones I can tell you one thing and that's that Thomas and family are lovely people.
Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 23, 2018, 09:02:15 AM »



I have read that this plant grows on Corfu [keep eggy away]

The name mistletoe originally referred to the species Viscum album (European mistletoe, of the family Santalaceae in the order Santalales); it is the only species native to the British Isles and much of Europe.
Mistletoe is a plant that grows on range of trees including willow, apple and oak trees. The tradition of hanging it in the house goes back to the times of the ancient Druids. It is supposed to possess mystical powers which bring good luck to the household and wards off evil spirits.
Mistletoe is the English common name for most obligate hemiparasitic plants in the order Santalales. They are attached to their host tree or shrub by a structure called the haustorium, through which they extract water and nutrients from the host plant. Their parasitic lifestyle have led to some dramatic changes in their metabolism.
Overjoyed, Frigg blessed the mistletoe plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it. ... For example, in ancient times, visitors would kiss the hand of a host under the mistletoe when they arrived. Since then, traditions have grown a bit more personal.
Mistletoe species grow on a wide range of host trees, some of which experience side effects including reduced growth, stunting, and loss of infested outer branches. A heavy infestation may also kill the host plant.
 Ancient Greeks referred to mistletoe as "oak sperm." Also in Ancient Greek mythology mistletoe was used by the hero Aeneas to access the underworld.

Mistletoe IS poisonous, although it is doubtful as to whether it will actually cause death. All parts of the plant are toxic (that's berries, stem and leaves). The Mistletoe plant contains Phoratoxin and Viscotoxin, which are both poisonous proteins when ingested.Less commonly they cause cardiac problems

Uses just kissing

European mistletoe is also used for heart and blood vessel conditions including high blood pressure, "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), internal bleeding, and hemorrhoids; epilepsy and infantile convulsions; gout; psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety; sleep disorders; headache absence of menstrual periods; symptoms of menopause; and for "blood purifying."
European mistletoe injections are used for cancer and for failing joints.
Some people use European mistletoe for treating mental and physical exhaustion; to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy; as a tranquilizer; and for treating whooping cough, asthma, dizziness, diarrhea, chorea, and liver and gallbladder conditions.
Soothes Respiratory Distress
Boosts Immune System
Prevents Diabetes
Nervous System
Eases Menstrual Distress
Eliminates Inflammation
Reduces Snoring

Accommodation reviews / Vavilas apts.
« Last post by Ron and Sue on December 22, 2018, 12:40:04 PM »
Hi everyone       looking for help    has anyone stayed at Vavilas apartments or know of someone who has?   Any information would be greatly appreciated as my daughter is thinking of booking there.      Thanks Ron.
Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 22, 2018, 11:10:30 AM »


KEV sep 2018
Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 22, 2018, 11:01:10 AM »


Aubrieta commonly known as Aubretia is a genus of about 20 species of flowering plants in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. The genus is named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower-painter. It originates from southern Europe east to central Asia but is now a common garden escape throughout Europe. It is a low, spreading plant, hardy, evergreen and perennial, with small violet, pink or white flowers, and inhabits rocks and banks. It prefers light, well-drained soil, is tolerant of a wide pH range, and can grow in partial shade or full sun Height 6 to 8 inches
Aubrieta is a cute little perennial ground cover. Its blooming sets on early in the season, with its first flowers blooming in April.
This cute ground cover plant produces roundish bushy balls with purple blue flowers.

Aubrieta 'Purple Cascade' has no toxic effects reported

It is aubrieta, a plant that used to be very popular on rockeries but, like them, has fallen from favour Aubrieta groundcover is remarkably drought tolerant once established and can handle the harsh heat of a full sunAubrieta 'Purple Cascade' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.


Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 20, 2018, 11:13:33 AM »


St John's wort

Scientific name: Hypericum - Hypericum species are quite variable in habit, occurring as trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials you can see the shrubs around Arillas
WE are going to talk about the perennials Hypericum empetrifolium Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been developed for use in horticulture Worldwide there are about 350 species of Hypericum including 25 species in North America. It reproduces by both seeds and runners. A single plant may generate 15,000 to 30,000 seeds per year. Seeds remain viable in the soil for up to 10 years


Poisoning. In large doses, St John's wort is poisonous to grazing livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, horses). Behavioural signs of poisoning are general restlessness and skin irritation.
 the berries are toxic and should most definitely not be consumed as a food stuff


The use of this species as an herbal remedy to treat a variety of internal and external ailments dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks
 St. Johnswort was prescribed for 20 million people in Germany--accounting for more than half of the prescriptions for mild to moderate depression
Its most common use in the United States is to relieve depression and anxiety. Although the fruit, flowers, and leaves of the herb may have medicinal properties, most benefits are attributed to the compounds hypericin and pseudohypericin, found in the plant's flowers and leaves

Walking in Arillas and north west Corfu / Re: Walking around corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 19, 2018, 02:25:48 PM »


Syringa vulgaris (lilac or common lilac) is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills
Standard common lilacs can grow to about 15 feet tall. The shrubs have a spread of 6 to 12 feet.
This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe (including the United Kingdom,western and northern Europe, France, Germany, and Italy), as well as much of North America. It is not regarded as an aggressive species, found in the wild in widely scattered sites, usually in the vicinity of past or present human habitations.
Syringa vulgaris is a large deciduous shrub
The flowers are very scented have a tubular base to the corolla 610 mm long with an open four-lobed apex 58 mm across, usually lilac to mauve, occasionally white. They are arranged in dense, terminal panicles 818 cm (37 in) long. The fruit is a dry, smooth, brown capsule, 12 cm long, splitting in two to release the two-winged seeds.

Lilac bushes (Syringa spp.) are a feast for the eyes and nose, with their large clusters of showy, fragrant flowers. If your pets want to sample a taste of the bush as well, never fear -- the plants are not poisonous to animals and are not toxic to humans at all.

Lilac Lemon Fizz Mocktail:
Lilac Jelly
Lilac Cupcake
Lilac Honey
Lilac Cookies
Blackberry and Lilac Pavlova
Lilac Cake

Lilac essential oil is an effective vermifuge, which means that it helps purge your body of intestinal worms. ...
Antifungal: ...
Astringent: ...
Febrifuge: ...
Eases Anxiety: ...
Treats Skin Problems: ...
Possible Psychic Effects: ...
Today, modern herbalists still use the essential oil of lilac to treat rashes, sunburn, minor cuts and scrapes and other skin ailments. ... Lilac oil is a valuable addition to beauty products like lotions, soaps, shampoos and conditioners for its fragrance and calming effects
Long since fresh leaves used at malaria, feverish states. Tea from florets was given to patients at whooping cough, cold, flu, cold, tuberculosis, stones in kidneys. External means (mainly from white brushes) recommended at furuncles, erysipelatous inflammations, rheumatism, neuralgia, gout. The infusion made on the basis of white flowers is accepted for disposal of noise in the head, at short wind, stomach ulcer.

"Webcam & more" Comments / Timelapse
« Last post by TerryW on December 19, 2018, 01:18:43 PM »
I think that Dimitris is enjoying his Timelapse videos during his relaxing winter time. Amazing videos

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Photo Gallery Board / Re: Arillas sunsets
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 18, 2018, 11:22:57 AM »

Taken near the Raninbow
Photo Gallery Board / Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Last post by kevin-beverly on December 18, 2018, 11:14:04 AM »



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