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Boxwood moth: effective treatments
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Boxwood moth: effective treatments

The boxwood moth is a caterpillar that attacks boxwood leaves to feed itself, causing extensive damage and even dieback to boxwood.Originally from Asia, it is now present in Europe, and in France since 2008 The moth, (Cydalima perspectalis) is part of the Lepidoptera and more precisely of the Crambidae family.

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How to fight against slugs and snails?

When spring arrives, it's always the same story.You take a walk in your garden enjoying the reborn nature, when you discover, horrified, that the slugs (and the snails) are also out and ravaging the young shoots of your plants and vegetables. To avoid these inconveniences, follow our advice.
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Permaculture: at the school of nature

Biological but not only, permaculture is inspired by the natural functioning of ecosystems to grow associated plants on small surfaces. It is well suited to vegetable gardens. Permaculture, the principle The term "permaculture" is the contraction of permanent agriculture, that is to say durable.
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Kalanchoé: take care of its flowering

Kalanchoe is a pretty succulent indoor plant, easy and colorful.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Kalanchoe de BlossfeldFamily: CrassulaceaeType: Succulent plant, perennialHeight: 30 cmExposure: Bright Soil: SoilFoliage: Persistent - Flowering: February The maintenance is relatively easy but a few watering or pruning advice will still allow you to improve flowering.
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A tea plant in my garden

In your urban pocket vegetable garden, have you ever grown cherry tomatoes, radishes, strawberries, herbs, avocado? Next: the tea plant! In summary, what you need to know: Name: Camellia SinensisFamily: TheacéesType: Flowering shrubHeight: 1 to 3 mExposition: Sun and partial shadeSoil: Rather light and well drainedFlowering: November to March - Foliage: Persistent Camellia Sinensis, or tea plant, is a cousin of the more well-known ornamental Japanese camellia.
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Ancient vegetables: helianthis

Helianthis has many advantages: easy to grow, disease resistant, low on water Helianthis in summary: Latin name: Helianthus strumosus Family: Asteraceae Type: Tuberous vegetable Height: 1 to 2 m Planting distance: Every 50 to 60 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: All types Planting: April-June Harvest: End of winter, early spring It can easily replace potatoes on your plates.
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Natural fertilization for the vegetable garden

If you no longer want to force-feed your vegetables with chemical fertilizers that pollute the water tables and promote green algae, it's time to introduce yourself to natural fertilization! Follow the example of organic vegetable growers who do not consider the earth to be an inert support but like a living environment.
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The coquelourde: planting and maintenance

Rustic and aesthetic, the coquelourde is a perennial that will decorate your garden in a picturesque way.The coquelourde in summary: Latin name: Lychnis coronaria Common name: Coquelourde des jardinsFamily: Caryophyllaceae Type: PerennialPort: In a tuftHeight: 45 to 70 cmDensity of planting: 4 to 6 feet per m² Exposure: Sunny Soil: Any type, but well drained Flowering: July - August The garden coquelourde is a hardy perennial that knows how to resist and adapt to climatic conditions.
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Clay, wet and flooded soil: tips for good planting

The first step in improving clay soil that you consider to be too wet involves an identification phase. How to know the exact nature of my soil and what are the means to remedy it.Read also: easily identify the soil in your gardenRecognize a soil is too clayeyIt is easily recognizable by its appearance.
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Rowley's Groundsel, the Pearl Necklace

Senecio rowleyanus is a pretty plant, also called pearl necklace for its ball leaves.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Senecio rowleyanusFamily: AsteraceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 30 to 40 cm indoorsExposure: BrightFoliage: Persistent - Flowering: Winter Planting Senecio rowleyanus Senecio rowleyanus is a plant that needs good soil to develop.
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Bougainvillea: a climber apart

Bougainvillea is a beautiful climbing plant with magnificent pink or red flowers. In summary, what you should know: Name: Bougainvillea Family: Nyctaginaceae Type: Climbing shrub Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rather light Foliage: Persistent - Flowering: Summer Maintenance and pruning are important actions that sustainably improve the growth and flowering of bougainvillea.
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In the fall, make all the plantings a success

If planting remains one of the most pleasant things to do in the garden, it is nonetheless one of the most important in the life of a plant, a tree or a shrub that it You must therefore succeed! Exposure, the nature of the soil, the soil, and even the climate are all factors that will allow you to succeed in your plantation.
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Identify the soil in your garden

Knowing the nature of the soil in your garden is important for successful crops. It allows you to know how to improve it and which species to plant in it. The soil is made up of clay, silt, sand and humus. The quantity of each element in relation to the others determines its nature. It can be clayey, silty or sandy.
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Flowers in the heart of winter

In winter too, nature offers us touches of cheerfulness and magic, with flowers full of color and warmth. In the garden as in the living room, here are the flowers to admire in winter for their blooming… Read also: Plants d ' interior in winter Ephemeral colors to warm the winter What to plant in a winter planter The poinsettia With its green foliage, its bright red or cream-white bracts, the Christmas star creates a special atmosphere indoors, the Christmas atmosphere!
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Using geobiology in the garden

Plant here or rather there? What if you used geobiology to find the best location and hope for a lush garden? Also read: Easily identify the soil in your garden Why refer to geobiology? Geobiology is the study of the relationship between an environment and its inhabitants.
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Oak leaf: a delicious lettuce

Oak leaf lettuce, green, red or blonde is an easy-to-grow green salad that requires little space and is accessible to everyone. To your seedlings! In summary, what you need to know: Name: Lactuca sativa var. crispaFamily: AsteraceaeType: AnnualHeight: 20 to 30 cmExposition: Sunny and partial shadeSoil: OrdinaryHarvest: About 6 weeks after sowingSowing oak leaf lettuceOak leaf lettuce is sown fairly early in the year, starting in February.
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What sowing in February-March?

In the middle of winter, the first sowing is possible: the gardener can resume an activity in the vegetable garden.A prelude to spring! Starting sowing early in the year allows the plants to start growing early, so that they last as long as possible. Temperatures can still be low and the soil cold, so only sow outdoors (in pots or in the ground) if you can protect your plants with plastic covers, frames or sails.
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Asparagus: growing tips

Asparagus is a vegetable with a fine and subtle taste, the cultivation of which requires some precautions.In summary, what you should know: Name: Asparagus officinalisFamily: AsparagaceaeType: Vegetable, perennialHeight: 80 to 140 cmExposition: Sunny Soil: Light, well drainedHarvest : In spring, when the spears come out of the ground Planting asparagus If the different varieties offer early or late harvests, it is generally in spring that they are tasted.
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10 easy-to-grow vegetables

Starting a vegetable garden is not always easy, especially when you don't know much about growing vegetables, but growing your own vegetables is much easier than it sounds! Experience will be your best allies to improve yourself, but there are also easy-to-grow vegetables to start with.
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Omphalodes: a ground cover that looks like forget-me-nots

The Omphalodes is a pretty perennial with large light green leaves and graceful small azure-blue flowers.Omphalodes cappadocica in summary: Latin name: Omphalodes cappadocicaFamily: BoraginaceaeType: PerennialPort: Creeping tuftHeight: From 15 to 20 cmDensity of planting: 4 to 6 feet per 1 m² Exposure: Shade to partial shade Soil: All types, but rich in humus Flowering: April, May Ideal for shade beds, the flowers of Omphalodes cappadocica resemble those of forget-me-not.
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Clay balls: not just decorative

The clay ball is a substrate that can be used in organic farming. It has the particularity of being extremely stable and durable.Thanks to a 100 mineral composition, this product is both useful for drainage, repotting but also for decoration! Uses of clay ballsClay balls count many uses, both for decorating and improving the life of potted plants.
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