Nicolas the gardener, star guest of the 80s, is dead

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Raymond Mondet, his real name, died at the age of 89 The Parisian. Former editor of the magazine Rustica, had animated several gardening shows on TF1 in the 80s.

Gardening enthusiasts remember his gentle smile, thick mustache and wisdom maxims. Nicolas the Gardener, host of art programs to grow his garden in the 80s, went to the Garden of Eden. The former editor-in-chief of the magazine Rustica died on Wednesday at the age of 89 in Montreuil, reports The Parisian , confirming the information published on his Facebook page.

Raymond Mondet, his real name, was born on December 30, 1928 in Romainville. He started gardening and began studying at École de Breuil in 1944 after an unsuccessful attempt to start a career in the insurance industry. The native of Seine-Saint-Denis will be recognized gardener 4 branches in 1948, the highest level of gardening studies attesting the mastery of the cultivation of vegetables, horticulture, trellis and pruning.

"I know they're waiting for me"

After 25 years spent in the specialized press and a change in the management of the Rustica magazine, he made his debut with the camera on TF1 in the 80s. The TF1 house with Évelyne Dhéliat, then, under his new pseudonym, the program Nicolas's garden. This great lover of orchards with famous diction was also the author of numerous books on gardening. His latest book, My garden, published in 1999 by Éditions Rustica.

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In recent years, Raymond Mondet had moved away from television to devote himself to his garden in Romainville. A few years ago, at the request of TF1, "the day of the great passage", he said in particular that it would be "the blessed day, where I will finally find my sister, my mother and father, and all the others, I know they are waiting for me. . "

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