Category Archives for Winter

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

01. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

Valuable evergreens in my garden

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German version As the last autumnal colours disappear from our landscape and the wintery silhouettes of tree and shrubs show their beautiful outline against the wintery sky, I start to really enjoy the evergreen touches in the garden. During the … Continue reading

01. December 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

24. November 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

The Hellebore Season has started

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Zur deutschen version  Much of this week the weather has been very seasonal: cold, grey and damp. I have always disliked this weather, as in Belgium where I grew up, it would oft hang around for days on end. Whilst … Continue reading

24. November 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

17. November 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen

Advent at the Garden Academy

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  Deutsche Version – This weekend is the official inauguration of our advents‘ exhibition. As I write this, there are still dozens of colleagues decorating, sweeping, tidying, moving things around. This week no stone has been left unturned. Outside in … Continue reading

17. November 2019 by Isabelle Van Groeningen