April has truly blossomed – a fabulous, colourful time of year. Grab your camera and explore the stunning scenery; raise your spirits with the multitude of activities available; absorb the tradition and culture of the towns and markets in the region and look forward to the pageantry and religious significance of Easter.
In front of the Iglesia del Carmen, near the centre of Murcia City are the Floridablanca Gardens. It is well worthwhile simply walking through them if you are going to the city centre from the direction of the railway station, rather than just continuing along the roadside.
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Keep Calm and Learn About Your Car
Safety devices such as blind spot detectors, autonomous emergency braking or parking sensors have been incorporated into vehicles, but the amount of information they provide and the number of systems can create an increase in the level of distraction whilst driving.
The Pistachio a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East. Pistachio seeds were a common food as early as 6750 BC and was one of the trees unique to Syria.
Repsol unearths largest oil deposit in 30 years of drilling in North America
Along with its commercial partner Armstrong Energy, Spanish petro-chemical giant Repsol uncovered the source of black gold in the State of Alaska in the wells known as Horseshoe 1 and 1A, which were drilled over the winter.
Spanish State Visit
The British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, has welcomed the announcement of a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 6th - 8th June 2017.
The plant of the month is Dimorphoteca a cousin of the daisy which is native to South Africa.
This plant is ideal for growing here in Spain as it requires little water and is happy in the sun and direct exposure. Research and different tests have resulted in the appearance of hybrids of daisies of varied colours. This confusion can arise among the less expert when seeing a Dimorphotheca, as the size of its flowers is very similar to the daisy, with the centre darker than the outer petals which are numerous. The colours include a wide spectrum including white, pink, fuchsia, yellow and orange, although the most common colour is yellow. The flowers appear in the last months of spring and throughout the summer.
This herbaceous plant, like its cousin-daisy sister, also belongs to the group of composites with varieties of evergreen and annual leafed plants. It is advisable to plant Dimorphothecas in the first weeks of autumn in well-drained soil that has been previously fertilized. In the days following the planting it is advisable to provide abundant water, but after these first three weeks the water supply should be low - quarter of a litre every 20 days. The plants can suffer from mildew and rot, especially if over-watered.
Plant Dimorphothecas approximately 25cm apart where they can ensure the presence of the sun. They make great plants in borders as they are so colourful, flower for many weeks and need little maintenance. Deadhead the flowers regularly.
Paco and Esther at Jardinería El Milagro will advise you which are the best plants for your garden.