My wife and I have just got home after a holiday in Corfu. We are trying to remember the name of a flowering shrub that seems to be everywhere on the island. We've seen the same thing in southern France.
It's driving us mad - please help and tell us the name of this plant.
for it is the food plant of the Oleander Hawk Moth caterpillar.
The moth doesn't breed in Northern Europe, but it's often found in Southern Europe in the summer. It's a beautiful creature, and can be seen hovering in front of flowers in the evening light, sipping nectar.