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Salads for every season

At the beginning or at the end of a meal, a few leaves of greenery bring freshness to your menus. Good news: there are different varieties at maturity all year round. From October to February: chicory In the chicory family, we find mostly escaroles or curls on the stalls.
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What plants to dress up walls and facades?

To dress up an unsightly facade, decorate a pergola or a balustrade, climbing plants are ideal. Here are four to enhance your exteriors. Climbing hops Perfect on walls, columns, downspouts and balconies that provide climbing support, the Climbing hops reach up to 8 meters and like a sunny or partial shade exposure, as well as nutrient-rich soil and sufficient irrigation.
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Rowan tree

The rowan tree is a beautiful shrub that makes birds and bees happy thanks to its red berries and its spring flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Sorbus aucupariaFamily: RosaceaeType: TreeHeight: 5 to 15 mExposition: Sunny Soil: Rich and deep, not very calcareous Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: May-June - Fruiting: June to October Easy to maintain, it is ideal for country hedges, shrub beds and even isolated.
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Kale, savoy cabbage

Kale is a delicious vegetable also very easy to grow.In summary, what you should know: Name: Brassica sabellicaFamily: BrassicaceaeType: Vegetable, biennialExposition: SunnySoil: Fresh, deep and moist and richHarvest: July to February depending on varietiesHealth: benefits and virtues of kale winter or early spring in the nursery.
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Fumagine: organic control and treatment

When the leaves present a black deposit on the surface, a little as if black soot had deposited during the night, we speak of sooty mold. A fungal disease well known to gardeners, sooty mold is not very serious in itself but it is often the consequence of an attack by more troublesome pests such as aphids or scale insects.
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Spring work

The days are getting longer, nature is waking up ... and the gardener rolls up his sleeves. The arrival of spring signals the return of work in the garden. Short summary of the tasks to be carried out area by area. Gardening work in March Gardening work in the Month of April Gardening work for the month of May On the lawn From March, a general restoration of the lawn will make it possible to erase the damage of winter.
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Indoor hibiscus, the Chinese Rose

The indoor hibiscus, also known as Rose de Chine, offers a magnificent flowering.In summary, what you should know: Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensisFamily: MalvaceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 0.4 to 1, 5 m Exposure: Bright Foliage: Evergreen indoors - Flowering: March to November If you are looking for advice on althea, outdoor hibiscus, it's here Flowering plant par excellence, it is easy to maintain even if some advice is needed for lasting flowering.
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The radiaire: a perennial with original flowers

The radiary is a very original perennial by its inflorescence ranging from white to dark red through pink.The radial in summary: Latin name: Astrantia sp. Common name: Radiary, astranceFamily: ApiaceaeType: PerennialPort: In tuftHeight: 50 to 70 cm depending on the species Planting density: 6 to 7 feet per m² Exposure: Light shade to partial shade Soil: Any type, well drained, cool and humus Flowering: Summer It is in fact composed of umbels of tiny flowers and surrounded by a ruff of Decorative bracts with colors sometimes different from that of the flowers.
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Knapweed: the flower with many faces

The knapweed in summary: Latin name: Centaurea sp. Common name: Knapweed Family: Asteraceae Type: Perennial Port: In a tuft Height: 20 to 120 cm Planting density: 3 to 8 feet depending on the species Exposure: Sunny Soil: Any type, but well drained Flowering: From May to September depending on the species Knapweed is a genus of perennials that offers plants with many faces.
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Coronavirus and gardening: authorized activities

The coronavirus crisis does not prevent you from going out into the garden and taking care of your plants, on the contrary, it is even a great way to keep yourself busy during the containment put in place by the government. … Also read: confinement, making a herbarium with the children What to do in the garden during the coronavirus crisis?
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Spring sowing and planting

That's it, spring is here. Rather than wanting to do it all in one month, spread out your seedlings and plantings wisely to optimize your harvests and conserve your energy throughout the season. Also to be read: lunar sowing calendar In March, frosts are still to be feared ... Start sowing under frames of early carrots, radishes, spring lettuce and batavias, autumn-winter leeks, spring cabbages.
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Mauve: a useful and decorative flower

Mallow is a pretty plant with a wild look and very decorative in the garden.In summary, what you should know: Name: MalvaFamily: MalvaceaeType: Perennial, cultivates as a biennialHeight: 50 to 140 cmExposition: SunnySoil: OrdinaryFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Summer Easy to maintain, it is perfect for balconies, terraces or the garden.
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Orchid: how to make it last?

It’s a prized gift, often replacing cut flowers: the orchid, especially the phalaenopsis, seduces. But how do you make it last longer than a few months? Advice from Michel Giraud, of the French Orchidophilia Society.Orchid environmentOrchids sold in florists and garden centers are hybrid varieties suitable for growing in apartments.
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Create a flower bed: the 7 rules to follow

Creating a flower bed cannot be improvised and requires a little technique if you want an aesthetic result. However, you do not have to be a landscaper to achieve it. If you follow our advice, then create a flower bed. of flowers will have no more secrets for you. Adapt the plants to the natural environment The first rule to follow (and arguably the most important) in making your flower bed is to adapt the choice of plants to their future growing conditions.
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Lemon tree: our watering tips

Watering the lemon tree is an important element to ensure good growth throughout the seasons but also to facilitate flowering, fruiting and therefore harvesting lemons.Whether in spring, summer or fall, here is What are the simple steps to water your lemon tree? Also read: How to cultivate the lemon tree Watering the lemon tree The water needs of the lemon tree are relatively high, especially when it is grown in pots.
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Dandelion: not just a weed

The dandelion is by far the most famous of the country flowers of our temperate regions, we can appreciate it throughout the season from March to November, but let's face it, April is by far the most beautiful. .To discover: Sow, cultivate and harvest dandelionsBenefits and virtues of dandelions on health Who does not know, perhaps even in the back of his garden, the magical spectacle of pastures dotted with thousands of flowering dandelions?
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Cochineals: organic control and treatment

The mealybug is one of the most common pests on our houseplants, but it can also be found in the garden in late spring, summer or fall. The damage is variable, as much as the form. It can take to hide itself. Oval in shape, the mealybug often covers itself with a white or pinkish mass which gives it a cottony appearance.
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Mulching: it protects and decorates your flower beds

Mulching is a trendy product that protects, decorates and promotes the development of all your plantations. An ecological product, its use is very beneficial for your plants and for your garden while avoiding the least pleasant gardening task: weeding! Do not hesitate to use mulching because, beyond its very decorative aspect, it has many ecological and economic advantages!
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Scented climbers!

Sweet scent of honeysuckle, bewitching jasmine ... Some climbers transport us to fragrant memories. Make room for them in the garden! Robust and floriferous, climbing plants can easily green a facade, camouflage a fence or dress up an arbor or pergola.Some of their smaller varieties can be grown in pots, they bring luxuriance to the reach of pocket gardens and balconies!
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