‘Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen – Gerald Durrell
We have just returned from a week in Corfu. My first time overseas in 12 years and my first ever time on this lush green island that whirls up and down with a huge mountain at it’s centre.
We stayed in large villa with my in laws 10 of us in all with a gorgeous large swimming pool to play in and a bountiful garden. So needed. So lovely.
It rains and shines intensely in Corfu so the garden was a delight. I settled in well to its sunshine and its flowers.
This flower is so lovely isn’t it. It is called Lantana and can be grown here too.
How nice to pluck our own lemons form the garden trees and leave them ripening in the sun
Such gorgeous vibrant colours oh and the smell! They smelt of sunshine and sea -breezes
and then there were the twisty knarled trunks of old olive trees
Such a delight to spend a week exploring this Greek garden.
It filled my senses with happiness
and made me feel at home.