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Hilary

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« Reply #15 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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Hilary

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« Reply #16 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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Hilary

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« Reply #17 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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Alisdair

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2013, 10:12:05 AM »
Can you remember what that mulch that they're using is, Hilary?
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Hilary

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2013, 03:23:42 PM »
Sorry, didn't notice
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Hilary

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« Reply #20 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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Hilary

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« Reply #21 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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JTh

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« Reply #22 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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Hilary

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« Reply #23 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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Hilary

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« Reply #24 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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Hilary

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« Reply #25 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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Hilary

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« Reply #26 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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Hilary

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« Reply #27 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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Hilary

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« Reply #28 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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Hilary

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« Reply #29 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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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care