Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

It’s August again!

The garden is wet and lush green, thanks to the plenty of rain in July and August.


After the pruning, the first harvest time is now approaching. The pears seem to be ripening a little earlier than usual. But it will definitely fit until September 3rd!

The first summer honey has already been bottled and is on sale alongside our spring honey. New this year are 250 gram glasses.

It is generally much darker in colour, more flowing in the glass and somewhat stronger in taste. We suspect a lot of blossoms from blackberries and lime trees, among other flowers.


As always, there is plenty of work to be done in the garden.

Lamb’s lettuce and leeks are now planted in the vegetable garden. The first potatoes and tomatoes are harvested.

Hedge trimming and lawn care (the lawn hasn’t been mowed for almost 14 days because it wasn’t passable due to the rain).

Slowly preparing the bees for winter (feeding and Varroa treatment).

And weeds sprout in the borders……