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For our English readers Isabelle van Groeningen is writing an English language blog post every month

02. Dezember 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Flowering presents: Hippeastrum 

Kategorien: English Blog, Pflanzen, Winter | Schlagwörter: , , |

At this time of year, they appear everywhere in floral decorations and on people’s windowsills:  Amaryllis, or more correctly named Hippeastrum, or as we affectionately call them here at the Garden Academy Hippies. They originate from South and Central America … Weiterlesen

02. Dezember 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

04. November 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Wrapping up the garden for winter

Kategorien: English Blog, Jahreszeiten, Neuigkeiten, Winter |

As cold, damp November weather creeps into our lives, the Garden Academy enters one of its busiest phases of the year. Inside the preparations for the big annual advents’ display are well under way,

04. November 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

14. Oktober 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

The Isle of Mainau: a gardening paradise

Kategorien: English Blog, Neuigkeiten | Schlagwörter: , , , |

At the opposite end of the country from Berlin lies Lake Constance at the point where Germany, Switzerland and Austria meet up. With a surface of 473 square kilometers, it is the third largest lake in Central Europe and crossed … Weiterlesen

14. Oktober 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

23. September 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

The queen of spring bulbs: the tulip

Kategorien: English Blog, Neuigkeiten |

I did not really discover the joy of tulips till I came to Berlin 10 years ago. My attempts at planting them in my Cotswold garden ended in failure. All tulips disappeared almost as fast as we planted,

23. September 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

26. August 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Changing seasons and Box Tree Moth

Kategorien: English Blog, Neuigkeiten |

Another note about the dreaded Box Tree Moth Last week’s (German) blog seems to have hit the spot: it was read by thousands. Just where I had announced that luckily, we did not have any box tree moth at the … Weiterlesen

26. August 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

05. Juli 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Changing our herbaceous border

Kategorien: English Blog, Neuigkeiten |

Precisely one month before the opening of the Garden Academy in May 2008, we planted the big herbaceous borders. I chose a cool colour scheme of blues, purples, whites and pinks, for the simple reason

05. Juli 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

28. Mai 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

A depressing Chelsea Flower Show

Kategorien: English Blog, Neuigkeiten |

This was my 31st Chelsea Flower Show visit. My first one was as a trainee in Wisley in 1984, when we were expected to help out in the general preparations during the days before the opening, as well as helping … Weiterlesen

28. Mai 2017 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

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