This is the season to plant shrubs and trees. In the autumn the soil is still warm and it is humid. As with perennials it is important to plant trees and shrubs that are suitable for the soil. In this article I’m focussing on fruit trees. Rootstocks All fruit trees are grafted on a rootstock. […]
In the booklet Companion Plants and how to use them from Helen Philbrick & Richard B. Gregg 1966 I read: Rabbits don’t penetrate through a plantation of onions. Every member of the onion family, even the ornamental Alliums, protects the garden against rabbits when they are planted like an edging around a border. This simple […]
Last month I wrote about drought resistant plants for a dry and sunny border. Plants that thrive in (chalky) clay soils and can handle hot summers and icy winters. This month a list of suggestions for a dry and shady border. Plants of the Burgundy forests In the garden of my Burgundy house I have […]
Let’s design a new sunny border to brighten up these dark winter days! Which plants will thrive in Burgundy’s clay soil? Winters can be very cold here (-17 Co is no exception). To make things worse there was no rainfall in July and August. For most plants those are stressful conditions. And who has time for careful maintenance […]
La ‘recette’ : Mettez les bulbes de jacinthe dans un pot sur un lit de terreau en laissant juste les pointes des bulbes sortir. La plupart des bulbes ont besoin de 10 cm du terreau pour s’enraciner. Mettez des cailloux au fond du pot pour le drainage. Mettez le pot dans un endroit frais […]
I’m going to make a big raspberry cake!
It’s snowing again!