Six plants from Ribadeo

Up on the north coast of Spain, in Ribadeo, the weather continues to be glorious, with cool and misty mornings and hot afternoons. The parks here are not as generously planted as in London, and in this town the planting is not only minimal but also quite formal. Impatiens is used a lot, as are bedding begonias, and there are interesting trees in the streets. So my Six plants from Ribadeo this Saturday (sorry about the delay!) shows you what I saw in the town’s park.

1.Pink impatiens are bright, pretty, and abundant. They are clearly happy in this climate.

Impatiens from Ribadeo
Pink impatiens

2.White impatiens are just as abundant as their pink relatives, and equally happy!

Impatiens from Ribadeo
White impatiens

3. And there are even Red impatiens!

Impatiens from Ribadeo
Red impatiens

4.Bedding begonias are bright here, but then they are bright everywhere – a real workhorse flower for open, public spaces.

Begonias in Ribadeo
Bedding begonias

5. The Cannas were beautiful and continue the orangey red colours of today.

Cannas
Cannas

6.And strawberry trees in the streets!

Strawberry Tree in Ribadeo
Strawberry tree
Strawberry Tree in Ribadeo
Strawberry tree

Yes, you would be right in thinking the public parks and gardens use a lot of impatiens! I hope this meets with the approval of The Propagator and I hope my fellow gardeners enjoy the colour of my six plants from Ribadeo this week!

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