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

26. Januar 2019 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Birds need a drink

Kategorien: English Blog, Winter | Schlagwörter: , |

Whilst many parts of Europe have been seeing considerable amounts of snow, Berlin has hardly had any of the white stuff. It is therefore with relief that this morning I could see a thin white sprinkling scattered across my garden. … Weiterlesen

26. Januar 2019 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

01. Dezember 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Form and Formality: positive developments in the wake of the box problems

Kategorien: English Blog, Gärten, Probleme und Sorgen | Schlagwörter: , , , |

Since quite a few years we have known that the fungal infection that causes Box Blight paired with the caterpillar that is rapidly spreading across northern Europe, would put a stop to the widespread use of box in our gardens. … Weiterlesen

01. Dezember 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

10. November 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Autumn colour for small gardens (and terraces)

Kategorien: English Blog, Herbst, Übers Gärtnern | Schlagwörter: , , , |

I woke up in the night to the welcome sound of rain. However little it is, it is very welcome as Berlin is still a long way off from where it should be in terms of annual rainfall. It is … Weiterlesen

10. November 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

29. September 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Chickens in the garden

Kategorien: English Blog | Schlagwörter: , |

I’m all excited: after more than ten long years, we are about to have chickens again. Another chicken-loving friend has given the Garden Academy chickens for our 10th anniversary. It has just taken us rather long to get their fox- … Weiterlesen

29. September 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

15. September 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

The Change of Seasons

Kategorien: English Blog, Gärten, Herbst, Jahreszeiten, Sommer | Schlagwörter: , , |

I dislike the meteorologists’ calendar: they are of the opinion that autumn starts on the 1st September. I am a traditionalist who works by the astronomical calendar switching seasons when the earth’s position in relation to the sun changes.

15. September 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

28. Juli 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Watering wisely

Kategorien: English Blog, Sommer, Übers Gärtnern | Schlagwörter: , , |

I just spent some weeks in the Veneto, the area north of Venice, the hills packed against the Dolomites where the Prosecco comes from. I love this region as it is always green and lush. The reason for this being … Weiterlesen

28. Juli 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

09. Juni 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

Foliage contrast for shade

Kategorien: English Blog, Jahreszeiten, Pflanzen, Sommer, Übers Gärtnern | Schlagwörter: , , , , |

I so love my little garden, my precious green patch. Right now more than ever as it is such a precious lush jungle. A welcome green lung that seems to help protect us from the heat and dust that hangs … Weiterlesen

09. Juni 2018 von Isabelle Van Groeningen

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