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The Gardener's Year

January   February

With the garden hibernating, January is planning time. Lucia Latenstein from Les Parterres en Kit starts off with hardy plants for a sunny border, suitable for Burgundy's soil and climate

 

Some of the plants found in Burgundy's forests or along the verges and hedgerows are excellent in dry and shady borders. 30 perennials for a woodland garden.

     
March   April

Making a planting plan - first the big eye catchers, next, good shape for the whole season, and then fillers to add colour.

 

Lucia Latenstein's handy hint to preparing the soil for planting. Being a lazy gardener, this is her secret to no more digging

     
May   June

Get the spacing right with a simple grid system when you plant a herbaceous border.

 

Get inspiration from one of France's most beautiful gardens at Apremont-sur-Allier

     
July   August

Don't let all your hard labour go to waste - handy tips to tackle invading rabbits, slugs, ants and moles

 

Bees and gardens - the perfect match. Lucia Latenstein gets some pointers to beekeeping.

     
September  

Lucia Latenstein talks about spring bulbs, wildflowers and perennials rich in pollen and nectar to give the honey bee a helping hand.

 

Lucia Latenstein's pointers to buying and planting fruit trees - they will give pleasure from bud to harvest.

     
November   December

Winter pruning of apple and pear trees is essential if you want a good crop of fruit next summer..

 

A village project to beautify the public spaces, cut costs and help biodiversity.
A win, win situation