MAGICAL GARDEN CENTRE:
Take a mini tour with me - we only popped in for veg seedings, but ....
Here's the statuary yard . There are two abstract ones in the centre, black and white, which I've always fancied. We keep our eye open here for unusual pots for mosaicing.
This is their Aladin's cave of ceramics - all colours, all styles, matching tableware and souvenirs for visitors.
This is the half-hardy corridor. Right now there are dozens of gardenias, ferns, kalachoe, azalea and cyclamen.
Indoor plants on the left, full of peace lilies, flamingo plants, begonias with fabulous multi-coloured leaves.
And then the enormous vista of colour opens out. Bourganvilleas galore,
chrysanthemums, asters, gerberas, giant pots with a mixture of different coloured asters in one pot - what a good idea, never thought of that.
This is a good time to plant new trees, shrubs and climbers and this viveros stocks a great variety. Spanish shops and supermarkets do not open on a Sunday. The exception - introduced in the last three years - is the garden centre and even during the sancrosanct siesta period you will find all nationalities pottering around the viveros to find beautiful things for their gardens.