Special reports - page 3

The world of gardening is as vast as the imagination of each of us gardeners can make it. These reports highlight some of nature’s surprises.

Gardening tools, basic gardening implements

Small hand tools make the gardener’s work easier in flower beds and vegetable patches, but they also serve to populate garden boxes and pot arrangements on terraces, balconies and decks.
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Bell pepper, a carnival of colors

Whether it be raw, cooked, hot or cold, savored fresh in bite-size snacks, in mixed salads or ice cream or simply baked to a golden color in the oven, summer fruits and vegetables are easy to cook.
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Plant trees!

After having chosen your bare-root tree and its emplacement in the garden, make the most of November and the famous Saint Catherine Feast day (on the 25th) to succeed in your planting. (Editor’s note: it’s possible to plant in spring for specimens purchased in pots or containers.)
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After the holidays, back to the garden!

Getting back home after the summer holidays makes September a special month. Adults get back to work and children prepare their supplies for school. But in the garden, there’s quite a lot to do, too!
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Ace your eco-friendly gardening practices

Mulching, composting, natural and organic products and produce… Are you hoping to learn more about environment-friendly gardening practices? Start right this winter or during the next dry spell!
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Garden shed, the perfect solution for tools

A garden shed is the ideal solution to put basic garden and DIY tools away. It’s also great to prepare seedlings and shelter them from wind and rain. Since there are ever-increasing options and materials to choose from, what are the most important points that will help you select the garden shed that suits you […]
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Rototiller, scores of advantages

A rototiller is a very useful when starting a vegetable patch or lawn, and it also helps for tilling the soil, hoeing and cultivating or removing weeds. Whether the surface is large or small, a mini tiller or a rototiller will greatly ease any garden work
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Grow flowers for food!

Certain plants are both ornamental and edible. Feel free to try them out, a feast for eyes and taste buds alike!
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Setting up a natural pond

It’s different from a fish pond, because a natural pond will tend to attract more insects, dragonflies and birds… Three square yards or meters are all you need to create a little oasis of biodiversity. Both useful and ornamental, the natural pond will bring you many advantages.
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Chipper shredder, know it all and choose well

Fall is usually the season when the purchasing of a chipper shredder comes to mind, with all the pruned shrubs and trees leading to mountains of branches. Since it is now often illegal to simply burn the branches in a huge bonfire as was done before, and we usually lack of space to let it […]
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Mediterranean garden planting ideas

Here is a typical Mediterranean garden for show, presented at the 2010 Chelsea Flower Show. English natives adore French Provence and this garden drew quite a crowd.
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How to know your type of garden soil

Know your type of soil and you’ll succeed in growing your plants. This will point out how to make it better and which species will fare best.
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How to water in summer

Adapt your garden to summer climate conditions with eco-friendly solutions and practices to have the upper hand on drought. Has your garden ever suffered from drought in the past? Get ready for it starting early in spring with the planting of hardy, heirloom local varieties. In regions where summers tend to be very dry, forget […]
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New Bosch Rotak lawn mowers

With its “Ergoflex” handle system, Bosch brings decisive added value to its Rotak lawn mowers. This new handle makes its lawn mowers even more maneuverable and reduces efforts exerted on the arms and back of the user.
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Mulch guidelines, mineral mulch

Not only is it very ornamental, mineral mulch is 100% natural. This ultra trendy product is also an amazing answer to the problems of
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Peat, what is it really?

Peat is fossil organic matter, formed from plant debris. It is the major constituent of soils saturated in water like peat bogs.
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