The aphakic gardener

At the beginning of this month of April, the gardener discovered a new way to see the world, and enriched his medical vocabulary. As a consequence of a cataract operation which did not work as expected, I temporarily have to live with an aphakic eye i.e. an eye without a…

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The garden without a gardener

At the beginning of the month, the gardener forgot his age and vigorously attacked the newly enlarged North border. There ensued a painful back-ache and by doctor’s order a period of “no gardening” of at least one month. Fortunately the under-gardener helped a lot. New visits to the local GC…

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The garden in February

Thanks to the unusually warm weather work has started in the garden. The 2 specimens of lavatera ‘Barnsley’ have been cut back (one month earlier than last year). The lawn has been mown for the first time this year. A visit to two of my favourite garden centers/nurseries has resulted…

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December flowers in the garden

A little stroll in the garden at the beginning of the month reveals a few plants in bloom. Because this Autumn the weather has been unusually warm, my Ophiopogon thinks it’s Spring again and celebrates with a small show of its tiny bell-shaped flowers. Sarcococa is all set up for…

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An apple a day…

This morning at the local “organic” market in my village, came across some interesting apples.   Malus ‘Evereste’. From my own garden, for little birdies! ‘Pilot’ Delbard Jubilé® ‘Melrose‘ (2 different specimens, my favourite apple) ‘Calville blanche’ (an old cultivar, very tasty) ‘Dalinette’

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