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16. February 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

New perspectives after the storms

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– Zum deutschen Text – We have all seen images of devastation caused by the storms that ravaged across Europe these past few days. Trees toppled over, flooded towns and swollen rivers, houses damaged. Every storm that blows our way, … Continue reading

16. February 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

02. February 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

I am having a break …

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and having a two week holiday. I wish you nice winter days and I hope this Hamamelis will delight you as much as me!

02. February 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

25. January 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

Rejuvenating old gardens

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– Zum deutschen Text – Sitting in my Doctor’s waiting room this week I had plenty of time to look out into the garden. Situated in one of Berlin’s leafy suburbs, it is a typical villa-garden, with a small grassy … Continue reading

25. January 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

19. January 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

Winterflowering Iris

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Zur deutschen Version – May I firstly wish you a happy New gardening Year. I hope 2020 will be a floriferous one! It seems odd to think it is the start of a new year, and yet the temperatures outside … Continue reading

19. January 2020 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

21. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

Evergreens which flower during the dark, cold season

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 Zur deutschen Version My last article in this series (and for this year) is about the courageous evergreen plants that flower despite the short, dark days and low temperatures. The winterflowering Heathers I already mentioned in my article last week. … Continue reading

21. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

15. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

Ericaceous plants for Winter effect

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Zur deutschen Version For the past two weeks I have been writing about plants that provide valuable green colour in our monochrome wintery gardens and mentioned the Japanese art of using azaleas as clipped evergreen structure. Azaleas are part of … Continue reading

15. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

08. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

More Evergreens for the wintergarden

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( German version) For the first Advents weekend I wrote about the evergreen shrubs in my small courtyard garden. However large or small a garden is, plants that retain their foliage during the wintermonths are invaluable, which is why I … Continue reading

08. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

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