In the garden with: Dieter Gaißmayer (German perennial gardener)

Dieter Gaißmayer – Photo: gaissmayer.de

Dieter Gaißmayer is a perennial gardener with heart and soul. He has been running a market garden for 38 years in the small city of Illertissen in Bavaria, which is well-known nationwide. In 2017, the company was awarded the German Horticultural Innovation Prize in the category “Plants”. The jury’s decision was based on the extensive overall assortment of perennials, which contributes towards the preservation of a multitude of selected species and varieties.

My small farm or chicken in the city

Keeping chickens in one’s own garden – a new trend? – Photo: Moers

Most Germans only remember free-range chickens from their holiday on the eco-farm or from a visit to a petting zoo. This could soon change, because poultry is becoming more and more popular as a pet – even in the city. If one takes a look at the current gardening book publications this at least seems to be the trend.