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Determine the characteristics of your garden
Knowing your garden well will help you decide which plants are most suited to it.
Learn how to find the type of soil that you have, areas that are exposed to the wind, areas of shade, partial shade and full sun. This will allow you to use every corner of your garden in the best way and might encourage you to try some plants that until now you did not think were possible.
Planfor enlists the help of specialists
Planfor has always answered the numerous questions that you have about gardening in general.
In response to the growing interest that you have in gardening, we have decided to work closely with some specialists in order to bring you the clearest and most complete answers possible.
Therefore we have enlisted the help of Jean Michel Groult and Denis Retournard, both well known and recognized by the public for their numerous gardening books.
If you wish to share your gardening experiences and know-how, please do not hesitate to send your articles, propositions and testimonies.
M. Jean-Michel GROULT
Horticultural Journalist, Writer and Photographer.
Trained as a botanist, he is also the administrator of the Société Nationale d'Horticulture of France (SNHF) and the Association of Journalistes du Jardin et de l'Horticulture (AJJH).
He writes for several gardening magazines (Mon Jardin & Ma Maison, Jardiner Bio Magazine...).
Jardiner durablement. Éditions Ulmer, 2007. (Prix Saint-Fiacre 2007)
Résoudre ses problèmes de voisinage au jardin. Éditions Ulmer, 2008
Créer un mur végétal en intérieur et en extérieur. Édition Ulmer, 2008
Faire son compost. Éditions Ulmer, 2008
1001 Secrets de jardinier. Éditions Prat, 2009
Les bases pour jardiner quand on n'y connaît vraiment rien. Éditions Ulmer, 2009
Le guide complet du connaît vraiment rien. Éditions Ulmer, 2010
M. Denis RETOURNARD
Gardener at the Jardin du Luxembourg from 1975 to 2009
Denis Retournard for more than 20 years has been in charge of the superb fruit tree collection of the Jardin du Luxembourg, in Paris.
He was also in charge of the tutorials and courses on the pruning of fruit trees offered to amateurs by the Jardin du Luxembourg. He is, to cite just one, the author of Arbres fruitiers (Fruit trees) published in 2003 by Ulmer Publishing.
l'ABC des Topiaires, Ed Rustica 2008
Taille des arbres fruitiers, (co-auteur) Ed Ulmer 2005
Le buis, (co-auteur) Ed Rustica 2005
Sculptez vos arbres, Ed Rustica 2001
l'ABC de la taille, (co-auteur) Ed Rustica 1999 (Prix Redouté 2000)
Taillez tous les arbres, arbustes d'ornement, (co-auteur) Ed Rustica 1993