I am sorry I had to delay the publication of Les jardins d’ici‘s February 2019 post. It should be available in the coming days. The topic will be my June 2018 visit of a beautifully restored Victorian garden in the United Kingdom called West Dean Gardens. Here are two pictures of the place:
In the last two years the garden I visited in August 2016 has flourished under its owner’s tender care. June is a great time to see apricots and peaches in this now luxuriant orchard.
I have planned to visit the Potager du Roi in Versailles this weekend. Another orchard created for a European reigning figure of the 17th century to be renovated, which I am keen to discover after my visit to Kroměříž in Moravia in October. Continue reading
I visited Brogdale, home to the British National Fruit Collection, ‘one of the largest fruit collections in the world’1, on 3 and 4 July.
I am going to represent the French association LES CROQUEURS de pommes® at the international exhibition of local fruit varieties EUROPOM 2017 that will take place in the Czech Republic in October.
I am now a board member of the French non-profit organisation LES CROQUEURS de pommes®. The association is aimed at promoting biodiversity through the identification and protection of regional fruit varieties, carried out in collaboration with various organisations in Europe.
For this 100th post, I am pleased to announce a new web address and a ‘News’ rubric. An opportunity to provide a brief history of the blog.