My Six on Saturday comes from Northern Spain for the last time, and these plantings are in the Park of San Francisco in the city of Oviedo. I enjoyed walking through the park every day and found it was well-used by local people: they strolled there during the day; dressed up and did the paseo in the evenings; let children play after school in the late afternoons; and used it as a pleasant route from the top of the hill down into the old town. The park is filled with large trees but I have picked out some of the smaller plantings.
1.Beds of Cyclamens were flowering under the trees in the Park of San Francisco in Oviedo.
2.Yellow Lilies were gorgeously vibrant on a bank in the middle of the park.
3.I think these were Cycads – but perhaps I am wrong…? There was a bank of these near to a path.
4.The Agapanthus looked very good indeed, even though the flowers were over. The leaves were abundant and shiny.
5.Bedding begonias, this time of the tall variety, were grouped together in prominent beds and abundant – so many plants here looked abundantly healthy!
6.And finally, this city was filled with statues and at the edge of the park I saw these figures amongst flax plants.
This was a lovely city and, contrary to what I had seen elsewhere, the planting was rather freer. I hope my fellow gardeners enjoy these colourful ideas, and that The Propagator approves!