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September in Sorrento.


By kate123


Just arrived back after a lovely week in Sorrento. Unfortunately, not as many photographic opportunities in early Autumn in regards to blooms and shrubs. Previously in the height of summer I’ve snapped so many pretty plants, but still enjoyed the latter stages of some pretty flowers.
Some I hadn’t a clue what they were, bit of research needed. Loved the exotic Mediterranean foliage and colours, often plants we just can’t grow outdoors in East Yorkshire. Anyway, it’ll probably be the last visit here for the foreseeable future, despite its charm and beauty.

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How lovely Kate! I’ve never been, but everyone who has seems to love it. Gorgeous mosaic on those walls. Was that your hotel?

16 Sep, 2019


So Sorrento is much more than mozzarella cheese! It's a beautiful place. Thank you for the tour.

16 Sep, 2019


I've been a couple of times so that we could visit Pompeii. amazing place and I agree about the flowers. that pink one is gorgeous but no idea what it is.

16 Sep, 2019


The lemons look like a beautiful example of fruit being local, not pumped up for export or coated for shelf-life just really good as they are?

16 Sep, 2019


Pink flower may be polygala, polygalacae aka milk weed?

16 Sep, 2019


I was curious about that pink flower so I went trawling my books and it is Polygala x dalmaisiana the sweet pea shrub.

I have never heard of Polygala being a milkweed Darren. I have always associated them with Asclepia genus and occasionally Euphorbia's due to the milky sap they produce.
I guess that's the problem with common/local names. Even village to village in some rural parts of Yorkshire.
Apparently they are know as milkworts round here as it was thought that if the livestock ate them they produced more milk. but in the NE snakeys not sure why.

17 Sep, 2019


Thanks everyone for your feedback.
Karen, the pic with the mosaic in the background was at the entrance to a fairly new hotel which I saw while out walking. Lovely looking hotel! Ours was pretty good too though!
Thanks Bathgate, it definitely is much more than mozzarella, pizza and pasta! It’s such a pretty place.
Thanks Eileen, yes, Pompeii is amazing, haven’t been for many years. I must say I find Sorrento a good base to visit Montecassino, Capri, Salerno, Amalfi, even Rome. Saying that, I think it’s time to try somewhere else..
Thank you for the research pretty pink flower, Eileen and Darren. I’ll go look it up now. Thanks again.
Thanks Darren, I have to say the lemons and all the other fruit and veg etc were so fresh and vibrant.

17 Sep, 2019


I'm glad you had a nice holiday. Thanks for showing the photos :)
The only one I recognised was the Plumbago. I have them but have to bring them inside for the winter.

21 Sep, 2019


Thanks Hywel, that’s kind. Good to know about plumbago too. I’m always learning.

22 Sep, 2019

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