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Title: Madrid
Post by: Hilary on April 09, 2013, 03:53:03 PM
On a cold, wet March day these camellias were flowering in the courtyard of the Thyssen Bornemisza Art Museum, Madrid
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Post by: Hilary on April 10, 2013, 10:32:59 AM
Bandaged trees at the Madrid Rio.
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Post by: JTh on April 10, 2013, 11:40:30 AM
Dressed for winter?
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Post by: Hilary on April 16, 2013, 06:34:51 PM
A secret garden in Madrid.
 Apparently it was once a graveyard and is now a flower shop
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Post by: Alisdair on April 17, 2013, 07:10:58 AM
Do you have the address or location or name, Hilary?
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Post by: Hilary on April 17, 2013, 03:23:05 PM
A secret Garden in Madrid.
I found this by entering a Google search and came across several secret gardens.
However, I am a bit confused as the web site mentions cypresses and I don't remember seeing any.
The address is Calle Huertas 2, which is near Plaza Santa Ana.
A Google map search produces the same place named
El Jardin del Angel
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Post by: Hilary on April 17, 2013, 03:33:23 PM
A tiled wall near Plaza Santa Ana
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Post by: Hilary on April 27, 2013, 07:45:09 AM
Atocha railway station in March 2013
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Post by: Hilary on April 28, 2013, 06:28:54 AM
Spring in the cloister of the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre
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Post by: Hilary on April 29, 2013, 03:00:45 PM
Plaza de Oriente. In front of the Teatro Real
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Post by: Hilary on April 30, 2013, 12:21:52 PM
The Royal Palace of El Pardo
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Post by: Hilary on May 02, 2013, 06:17:13 PM
More photos from the gardens of the Royal Palace of El Pardo,
 which is a short bus ride from the center of Madrid
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Post by: Hilary on May 08, 2013, 05:47:19 PM
Lavapies.
A tree in blossom in early March.
Other trees just producing leaves in early April.
A square root
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Post by: Hilary on May 17, 2013, 06:39:56 PM
Museo del Trajo /Museum of clothing/ dress
on a  very dull day at the beginning of April.
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Post by: Alisdair on May 17, 2013, 07:36:47 PM
I wonder if they water those lawns in summer? Be interesting to have some August pictures for contrast!
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Post by: Hilary on May 19, 2013, 07:59:16 AM
Yes you are right.
lovely green lawns.
Some newly seeded.
There doesn't seem to be any lack of water in Madrid going by the number of fountains and green parks there are.
I imagine this garden is watered during the summer
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Post by: Hilary on May 19, 2013, 08:05:19 AM
Parque Del Oeste
A grassy park with tall trees, snapped in July 2011
We sat under a tree to cool off and discovered  the grass wet.
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Post by: Hilary on May 20, 2013, 08:40:57 AM
La Quinta de los Molinos
April 2011
irises and almond trees
Tennis court
Water tower
There is an article in the MGS Journal, Number 59 January 2010 ,about this park.
Also photos on the website
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Post by: Alisdair on May 20, 2013, 10:12:05 AM
Can you remember what that mulch that they're using is, Hilary?
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Post by: Hilary on May 20, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
Sorry, didn't notice
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Post by: Hilary on May 25, 2013, 06:18:08 PM
Moncloa.
An equestrian statue of General Jose de San Martin near the Avenida del Arco de la Victoria and municipal planting
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Post by: Hilary on April 27, 2015, 01:54:52 PM
Another 'Secret Garden' in Madrid

Jardin del Principe de Anglona.

We have passed this  quiet garden  several times, between the Calle de Segovia and the Plaza de la Paja,  but had never noticed it hidden behind its high walls.

It was first established in the 1700s and passed into the care of the Madrid Municipality in the 20th century.
The herringbone paths criss cross the garden to meet in the center at a small granite fountain with a solomonic column. 

There is a rose pergola, several large trees and many of these yellow flowering bushes.
I don't seem to remember the name of the bush, which is very popular in Madrid, and would be grateful if anyone could jog my memory
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Post by: JTh on April 27, 2015, 02:09:59 PM
Looks like a nice garden, Hillary. The  bush with the yellow flowers is a Mahonia sp., maybe M. aquifolium
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Post by: Hilary on April 27, 2015, 07:17:40 PM
Jorun,
Many thanks for reminding me of  the name of the plant.
I see I had posted a photo of the same plant in 2013!
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Post by: Hilary on April 28, 2015, 02:58:42 PM
Madrid mulch.
In a flower bed opposite the Royal Palace.
The mulch looked as if it were all small sticks
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Post by: Hilary on April 28, 2015, 03:06:02 PM
An Olive tree in the Plaza de Espana and Municipal planting, Pansies, I think
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Post by: Hilary on April 29, 2015, 01:02:45 PM
Spring, at the end of March, in the courtyard of the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre.
A mobile by Alexander Calder and a piece by Eduardo Chillida.
A lovely quiet spot
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Post by: Hilary on April 30, 2015, 04:41:28 PM
Canal de Isabel 11
This park is situated near the Plaza de Castilla and is a wonderful green oasis in the city.
We had never been there before so I was thrilled to find so many trees labelled.
Here are a few photos for today
Liquidambar styraciflua sometimes known as American Sweet gum among other names.
Ulmus pumila  sometimes known as Siberian Elm among other names.
Pinus pinea sometimes known as Stone Pine among other names.

I am sure you all know the Pine tree but I thought you might like to learn a few names in Spanish
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Post by: Hilary on May 04, 2015, 07:51:53 AM
Canal de Isabel ll park, in Madrid.
My last photos of this park which we discovered by accident this year.
As far as I can gather it is owned by the water company which has offices there and an exhibition hall.
There were many wide lawns where people were playing with balls and children were running round.
A perfect place to get away from the summer heat.

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Post by: Hilary on May 06, 2015, 07:26:53 AM
Ornamental cabbages, Brassica hybrids   in the Retiro Park, Madrid.
They were  in formal beds and round the monument to Jacinto Benavente
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Post by: Hilary on May 10, 2015, 09:46:50 AM
Madrid Rio
Some of the trees in May this year
I had posted a photo of some other trees in the Madrid Rio in April 2013.
It is good to see how well they are establishing themselves.
The Madrid Rio walk is 7.6 kilometers long.
We haven't done it all yet.
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Post by: Hilary on May 12, 2015, 05:32:21 PM
The last of my photos from our spring visit to Madrid, this year
A tree with white blossom. This one was in the la Latina area but we did see many near the Atocha railway station
A tree coming into leaf behind the statue of Tirso de Molina in the square of the same name.
A Judas tree, Cercis siliquastrum,  in blossom in the same square several days later
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Post by: Fermi on July 02, 2015, 05:09:56 AM
The last of my photos from our spring visit to Madrid, this year
A tree with white blossom. This one was in the la Latina area but we did see many near the Atocha railway station

Hi Hilary,
it's possibly one of the ornamental pears, such as Pyrus calleryana,
cheers
fermi
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Post by: Hilary on July 02, 2015, 01:00:41 PM
Fermi,

I did wonder as there were many trees with white blossom at the same time in Madrid.
However, it was only the ones in the Canal de Isabel ll park which were labelled.

If you search for Pyrus on this Forum you will find the post I sent about the labelled trees.

I think there are still a couple of posts of mine with photos of plants as yet unidentified.
Would you have a quick look at them?

Thanks
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Post by: Hilary on April 07, 2018, 09:30:41 AM
The exhibition Toulouse - Lautrec and the Pleasures of the Belle Epoque at the Canal de Isabel II Foundation was the reason we visited the Madrid Water Company building and garden this year.

It was too early in the year, end of March, for much to be in flower or even leaf. So all I can show you is Pine trees with their notice, Vinca, which seems to grow very well in several places in Madrid and the water feature inside the exhibition building.
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Post by: Hilary on April 08, 2018, 06:46:53 PM
Chinchon, an hour's bus ride from Madrid. A small town with an interesting ’square ‘which is dominated by a large church. Not much in the way of plants especially at the end of March when the pruned trees have not yet sprouted new branches and leaves. However, the bus ride is interesting past pine forests, newly planted trees, very tidy olive groves without a Bermuda Buttercup in sight. Wild flowers were growing in some of the fields. There were also rather bare hillsides dotted with clumps of grass.
The grasshopper was some consolation to the lack of flowers to photograph
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Post by: Hilary on April 09, 2018, 03:53:45 PM
MADRID, three exhibitions
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza  did not disappoint with its collection of camellia bushes in the garden, pink, white, and two coloured.
Inside we visited the temporary exhibition SOROLLA AND FASHION my daughter took these photos of the Worth dress with its fantastic floral material.
On to the Caixa Forum to see the vertical garden looking very green.
The exhibitions inside The Forum  WARHOL, THE MECHANICAL ART and ADOLF LOOS ESPACIOS PRIVADOS did not provide much, botanically speaking,  to be photographed. Or was I  too tired to look
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Post by: Hilary on April 10, 2018, 07:20:09 AM
Yet another sunny day which took us to the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida. After looking at the dome painted by Goya we sat in the sun looking at more Vinca. Then we crossed the road to see the statue of Goya, the tree lined Manzanares River and a large swathe of Forsythia plants,
Returning to the centre and Tirso de Molina Square we saw a tree with new leaves and blossom. However, the big excitement there was that someone had added detergent to the water streaming round the base of the statue of Tirso de Molina and the children were having great fun playing with the foam
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Post by: Hilary on April 10, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
We found ourselves at the Pantheon of Illustrious Men on a cold windy day. After seeing the tombs and admiring the serried rows of pruned roses in the garden we set off down the Av. Cuidad de Barcelona looking for a bus to take us to the center of Madrid. How tidy everything looked.
The roses seemed to be surrounded by plastic mulch.
A wild flower had managed to escape the gardener's notice
The flowering trees were in a school yard.
The pansies were in a roadside park
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Post by: Hilary on April 11, 2018, 02:43:58 PM
The last day of March and we decided to go for a walk along the riverside park of Madrid then to go to a new shopping center to look at the view over Madrid from the top floor
However, when we arrived at the riverside it was too cold and windy for a walk to be enjoyable so we went inside the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA. On past trips to Madrid it had been shut as apparently we had been too late to find it open. It was like a dream for me with flowering trees and bushes on all sides. The area was divided into four sections subtropical, tropical 1 and 2 and desert. I am afraid I didn’t read anything properly but dashed around from one flower to another. There was even a flower which features on one of my postage stamps. Because of the quantity if not the quality of photos I will drag this day’s doings into more than one post.
All the sections and plants were numbered and notice boards providing with information
We started off in the Zona Subtropical
 Acca sellowiana and Callistemon citrinus both of which grow in Corinth
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Post by: Hilary on April 12, 2018, 05:57:01 PM
ZONA TROPICAL  of the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA. .
Unfortunately I seem to have a collection of photos of notices which can't be read and odd snaps of the pavement which I put down to the HOT AND BOTHERED SYNDROME. it was quite hot and steamy in this section as you can imagine
All I have is Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Macratha' and Costus barbatus   
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Post by: Hilary on April 13, 2018, 03:00:40 PM
Did I not post the photos of
Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Macratha"
and
Costus barbatus?
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Post by: Hilary on April 13, 2018, 03:14:28 PM
Moving on to the ZONA TROPICAL II of  the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA.
Calliandra haematocephala
Impatiens walleriana
and
Pentas lanceolata
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Post by: Hilary on April 13, 2018, 03:16:51 PM
Impatiens walleriana closer
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Post by: Hilary on April 14, 2018, 12:53:27 PM
The ZONA DESERTICA  at the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA.
Aloe vera
Euphorbia curvirama
Mammillaria bombycina
Echinocactus grusonii
Apparently this one is called Mother- in - Law's Seat
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Post by: Hilary on April 15, 2018, 03:40:27 PM
Madrid Rio
Four photos, taken from the top floor of a shopping center, of the riverside walk along the Manzanares River in Madrid. The walk is 7.5 kilometers long. There are  pedestrian bridges across it as well as the existing road bridges. You can see the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA in the second photo.
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Post by: Hilary on April 16, 2018, 04:26:26 PM
The street names, particularly in the older, central part of Madrid, are made of painted tiles. I took photos of a couple which I thought you might like to see
 CALLE DE SANTIAGO EL VERDE
Santiago El Verde Street
Santiago El Verde is the title of a play written by Lope de Vega, 1562-1635

CALLE MIRA EL SOL
Look At The Sun Street
I haven’t been able to find any information concerning this name
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Post by: Hilary on April 17, 2018, 04:04:14 PM
The Royal Botanical Garden Madrid
I took far too many photos to post here. There is an exhibition of botanical paintings in the Villanueva building, and many tulips flowering  in the garden, until the middle of May. When we were there, a couple of weeks ago, some tulips were fully opened while others would open at a later date.
To whet your appetite here are some photos of
Tulipa Golden Emperor
Camellia japonica La Sonnambula
Helleborus lividus subsp. Corsicus
and a photo of Magpies
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Post by: Hilary on April 18, 2018, 06:14:37 PM
The flowers for sale at one of the flower shops/booths at Tirso de Molina Square
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Post by: Alisdair on April 24, 2018, 12:04:26 PM
Incredible green wall at the Caixa Forum, Hilary! And thanks for all those other photos.
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Post by: Hilary on May 02, 2018, 05:50:51 AM
For the month of May I will be posting photos of flowers we saw in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Madrid. There might be the odd stamp also. These posts will be dotted around the Forum 
The Tulip exhibition was on when we were there so be prepared for a tulip overdose
The photos show the notices outside the entrance to the gardens, some photos from inside the Villanueve Pavilion and a photo of the tiny booklet / folder from the exhibition
The exhibition of Tulips and paintings by members of
Quote
“the British Society of Botanical Artistes ----as well as 10 drawings from the late 18th century from the van Berkhey collection and 4 illuminated engravings belonging to botanical books from the 17th to the 19th centuries “
Quote
is on until the 20th May 2018
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Post by: Hilary on February 22, 2019, 04:24:47 PM
More photos of plants from the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA in Madrid
All these plants were growing in the subtropical zone
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Post by: Alisdair on February 23, 2019, 08:45:00 AM
Did you happen to notice a name for those shapely fruits in the bottom picture, Hilary?
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Post by: Hilary on February 23, 2019, 09:13:58 AM
Citrus x floridiana,   Limequat
This plant is a hybrid of a Lime tree and a Kumquat tree

I thought the name would appear when one hovers over the photo and did not name anything

 
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Post by: Hilary on February 23, 2019, 10:32:20 AM
More from the hothouse in Madrid

Cordyline fructosa
Pelargonium  cordifolium var rubrocinctum
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Post by: Charithea on February 23, 2019, 03:03:21 PM
Hi Hilary. What is the last photo with the purple flowers? Is it some type of pelagonium?
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Post by: Hilary on February 23, 2019, 03:39:26 PM
Pelargonium  cordifolium var rubrocinctum
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Post by: Charithea on February 23, 2019, 05:41:37 PM
Thank you for taking time  to reply. John pointed to the fact that you had already put the name down.  I apologise for my short sightness. I had a 'quick squint ' as I was busy removing Very tall mallows from the front of the garden.
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Post by: Hilary on February 23, 2019, 06:48:33 PM
No problem I just did copy paste

Blowing a gale here. Plant pots falling over
None of the promised snow, yet
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Post by: Hilary on February 24, 2019, 09:23:52 AM
Corynocarpus  laevigatus

Raphiolepis indica var. umbellata

Raphiolepis x delacourii

Pelargonium  Lara Starshine
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Post by: Hilary on April 05, 2019, 07:44:00 AM
Impatiens hawkeri

I am not sure of the name of this one as the photo of the notice was too blurred.
However, I think you will agree that it is a pretty flower. 

Another photo of a plant in the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA in Madrid.
This plant was growing in the tropical zone.

Impatiens is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN many times.
 I have chosen
SEEN FROM THE GARDEN SHED:
A NURSERYMAN’S VIEWPOINT by Hugo Latymer
 in journal number 16 spring 1999
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Post by: Alisdair on April 05, 2019, 08:58:16 AM
Impatiens hawkeri is one of the names used for the whole tribe of colourful possibly hybrid "busy lizzies", so I'm sure you read that label right, Hilary!
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Post by: Hilary on April 08, 2019, 07:19:27 AM
Impatiens walleriana, Alegria, Busy Lizzie

Another photo of Busy Lizzie from the Tropical 2 zone of the Madrid greenhouse.
A pink one this time 

Impatiens is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  Today I am recommending that you read
TOWARDS MEDITERRANEAN GARDENING by Marinela Borina
In number 58, October 2009.
 
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Post by: Hilary on April 09, 2019, 06:06:38 AM
Impatiens walleriana, Alegria, Busy Lizzie

A double version of this plant filling a large bed in the Madrid greenhouse.

Once more I point you to an article in  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, this time  number 46 October 2006, for you to read  about this useful plant.
THE REINHARDT GARDEN: 1, DARING DESIGN
By Helene Pizzi

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Post by: Alisdair on April 09, 2019, 08:44:06 AM
The little double flowers are surprisingly like dwarf roses!
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Post by: Hilary on April 15, 2019, 05:51:52 AM
Caryota mitis, Clustering fishtail palm

A palm tree seen in the tropical Zone of the Madrid greenhouse in March 2018.

This palm is in a list compiled by Nikos Thymakis of palms which could be used in Greek conditions.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 33, July 2003.
THE USE OF PALMS IN GREECE
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Post by: Hilary on September 02, 2020, 05:37:35 AM
A few views of the Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid, August 2020


One of the magpies
Bedraggled dried up Sunflowers
Light through the trees
And a bright red Lantana
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Post by: Hilary on September 02, 2020, 03:31:39 PM
My daughter tells me they are not sunflowers but Cardos,Thistles
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Post by: Hilary on September 03, 2020, 05:23:41 AM
Municipal planting in Madrid, August 2020
These bright beds can be seen between the Prado and the Royal Botanic Garden.