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Hilary

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« Reply #30 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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Hilary

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« Reply #31 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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Fermi

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« Reply #32 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
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

Hilary

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« Reply #33 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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Hilary

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« Reply #34 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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Hilary

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« Reply #35 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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Hilary

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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 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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« Reply #38 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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« Reply #39 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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« Reply #40 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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Hilary

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« Reply #41 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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Hilary

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« Reply #42 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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« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2018, 03:16:51 PM »
Impatiens walleriana closer
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« Reply #44 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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