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Floriculture / Gardening

The passion of gardening from Europe to Asia

October 25, 2018

This is a first: France and China have formed a partnership around learning gardening in schools. With the 2015-2016 school year, 22,000 children from French-speaking schools in Beijing were introduced to the joys of growing flowers and vegetables, while at the same time, in France, the 17th edition of gardening in schools was getting ready. Beijing renews […]

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Grass Cultivation – Today, grass makes life easier!

October 11, 2018

What a pleasure to find, at the awakening of spring, its dense lawn in the garden … Modern grass varieties simplify our life: less weeding, less mowing, fewer holes in the lawn Grass to avoid weeding With the ban on the use of synthetic plant protection products from 2019, if you are a gardener you […]

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The bindweeds

August 12, 2018

The bindweed, this old gardener’s traveling companion – who does not have one in his garden? A voluble climbing plant, particularly resistant and invasive, this convolvulace with pretty white or pink flowers has for primary biotope the alluvial valleys congested with nutrients. The cultivated land, our gardens, but also the roadsides and the wastelands suit him perfectly! In France, […]

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My first balcony kitchen garden

August 12, 2018

By dint of seeing pretty images of generous vegetable gardens in very small spaces on Pinterest or Instagram , you say you perhaps: “And if I did my first kitchen garden balcony? It does not seem so complicated after all. “ We have bad news and a good one! The bad: if we made a ratio ( effort of installation and maintenance) / ( generosity of […]

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Planter of wild flowers

August 12, 2018

A little bit fed up with multicolored thoughts or geraniums in your planters ? And if we put a little savagery in all this? Wild flowers that grow along the roadsides, weeds that happen and ask for a piece of soil, beautiful flowers, sometimes medicinal , often honey are waiting for you! Just observe, collect some seeds at the right time , and hop – it changes […]

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All you ever wanted to know about the rose bush

August 12, 2018

Your rosebush does not have the shape , it blooms in a random way? I almost want to say that it’s normal ! You think it’s probably your fault because you do not know how to prune it or it does not have the fertilizer it needs? Not at all ! Rose bushes are known to be particularly fragile, so unless you turn into […]

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How to keep your orchids alive and make them bloom again

August 12, 2018

“The word Orchid comes from the Latin orchis with the influence of the Greek orkhidion – which means testicle”. It seemed important to us to write an article about this detail, which is often overlooked! But no, the subject here is to tell you more about Orchids , which are too often seen as “flowering plants”. Some […]

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What to do in the garden – and the vegetable garden – in May?

August 12, 2018

In May, gardening and planting become easier : long days and mild temperatures guarantee a better chance of success. So if you missed some seedlings, it’s time to redo them. Everything is accelerating in the garden, and some essential vegetable plants must be sown now – before it was too cold, then they will not have time to grow until the fall. This is particularly […]

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The peri-urban market gardening is possible!

August 12, 2018

Today, most of our fruits and vegetables come from far away, sometimes very far. If the short circuits develop in recent years (as is the case in Lille with our friends in the short circuit , or Talents de ferme , a collective of producers where we often do our shopping of fresh produce, local, and booons! ^^), just look […]

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Long live the hurdles!

August 11, 2018

Today we will explain why you need to have hedgerows , and what they can offer your garden. Live hedges are hedges composed of local species , without ornamental intent. Many gardeners – beginners or not – believe that it is necessary to import materials from outside to improve their garden. Some buy potting soil, others mulch or fertilizer. Other kilometers of […]

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Protect and enrich the soil with a vegetal cover.

August 10, 2018

Vegetation cover is in agriculture an intermediate culture between two production crops. Do not confuse with a “cover” of the soil, that is to say the fact of covering its soil with mulches, green manures, mounds of culture, and especially the thatched roofs. Sexy subject, is not it? Why did you decide to talk about plant cover in an […]

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Focus on Eremurus, the Steppe Lily.

August 9, 2018

The plant to impress his friends! We are now focusing on Eremurus, because once installed, it is a very gratifying plant . It becomes big, flowers long enough, and has a surprising appearance. Where does he come from and who are his parents? Before marrying a new plant, do you want to know more about her family and […]

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A little history of gardens

August 9, 2018

Today – once is not custom – we want to tackle a theme that crosses gardening and society . It is that of the relationship between the garden and the social representation. If you were expecting people to say, “The rich there are gardens like that, the poor are brave and you have them like that …” or conversely, you’ll […]

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All you ever wanted to know about sex in plants (1 of 3)

August 9, 2018

A little reference to Woody Allen’s movie , this title! That we do not accuse us of deception, it is good sex which we will speak here! But if this dear Woody posed a lot of questions about the comparative interest of this or that sexual practice (and how, incidentally, to get there), the plants themselves, until proven […]

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All you ever wanted to know about sex in plants (2 of 3)

August 9, 2018

After an introduction to the sexuality of plants, read here here is a fun little recreation, with some pretty striking examples of what nature could invent to achieve its ends, and frankly, question innovation , nature arises there. The color spots that humans do not see. We enjoy looking at the shimmering colors of the flowers, but do you […]

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