Urban gardening: An update In the spring we heard from Allan Howard, a Scottish gardening fan who is growing his own vegetables in a back garden in Ixelles. It’s harvest time – so how has this year been? And what’s next for urban gardening in Brussels? Sep 11, 2016 ~ Paul McNally The Bulletin radio …Read More about Bulletin article 11 September 2016
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Grow your own food: 10 tips for urban gardening in Brussels Brussels has great potential – and no space is too small. The Brussels region has set an ambitious goal to locally produce 30% of the fruit and vegetables that its residents consume by 2035. The figure currently stands at 1%. There might be a …Read More about Bulletin article 20 April 2016
Anne’s garden I (Anne) have learned to love my little Edinburgh garden over the recent years of my retirement. Half of it is given over to vegetables, grown in slightly raised beds – I dug out the existing turf to make that possible. The other half is shrubs and flowers, most if which I inherited …Read More about Anne’s garden Scottish garden visit 2
Over the weekend of January 30 and 31, the Belgium nature conservation organisation Natagora organised a volunteer bird survey, “guess who comes to eat in the garden.” Volunteers are invited to count the birds that visit their gardens for at least one hour during this time and submit their findings through the Natagora website. The …Read More about Natagora bird count
A lot of older gardeners hold with turning over the soil before a frost. Letting the frost get into the soil. They say it kills of weeds and pests. In this garden, prone to slugs, it certainly does make some difference for later in the spring. It is good to see a frost after several …Read More about A welcome bit of frost
In recent years we have started to see parakeets visit the garden. Brussels has several colonies of escaped parakeets. At this time of the year there are several unusual birds visit the garden along with the usual blue tits, wood pigeons and blackbirds. Below is a Eurasian Jay.