As we are in the most active part of the winter pruning season for apple and pear trees in France, we look at an example of bad pruning and its consequences, in particular the growth of unfruitful ‘watershoots’.
Listed in the 2018 World Monuments Watch, the ‘Potager du Roi’, the kitchen garden created 340 years ago for Sun King Louis XIV in Versailles Palace, France, has an opportunity to design a new form of gardening aesthetics to produce the fruits and vegetables sovereigns would dream to have on their table. Continue reading
The permaculture workshop I attended on 29 October at Stanmer Park in the United Kingdom led me to think further about the future of a great regenerative development by the Brighton Permaculture Trust called the ‘scrumping project’.
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
Organisations from twelve European countries exhibited seven hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears from 5 to 8 October at Europom 2017 in the Czech Republic. Here are some of the countries’ contributions I witnessed.
On Thursday and Friday, we ran an educative workshop on apples for local primary schools, as part of their extra-curricular activities. It included a compote tasting session, designed as a formative sensory experience. Continue reading
How can a garden be taken care of when its owners are away on a summer holiday? Here are a few words on a question which will require further investigation.