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.

How to build your own scarecrow

Fending off birds and other plant and vegetable feathered foes is a mission a scarecrow pulls off with glee. But frightening birds away doesn’t mean your scarecrow must look scary! Actually, what is attractive to us is repulsive to them!
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A potted garden

On a deck, terrace or balcony, it is easy to set up a container garden in pots for every season, planting a series of garden box flowers that will bloom one after the other. Read also: Fruit trees for balconies, decks and terraces Potted plants, the tips to succeed in growing them Drought resistant pot […]
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Organic gardening ABCs

Organic gardening means gardening together with nature instead of against it. Organic growing techniques endeavor to respect soil, plants… and the consumer, too. They rely on vegetable and fruit species that are well-suited to local growing conditions.
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Plants to winterize

Not all plants are hardy. Some are more delicate and are vulnerable to freezing. Adequate protection from the cold must therefore be provided.
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Recycle in the garden

To plant, sow, propagate, fertilize at the cheapest possible price, think “recycle”!
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Manual lawn mowers and robots, convenient for smaller surfaces

Manual lawn mowers and robots, here is an overview of what is best for smaller lawn and garden sizes. One is environmentally sustainable and quiet, the other does all the work in your stead: both of these options are worth looking at for their advantages. Here is a presentation of lawn mowers for smaller surfaces… […]
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Provide small animals with shelter

Birds, insects, hedgehogs… These small animals are very useful to help manage gardens in a natural manner. It makes a lot of sense to provide them with housing before winter sets in.
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Resin garden furniture, a trendy option

A garden furniture set is now a very convenient and ornamental addition to patios, terraces and gardens. Thanks to the garden set, this space truly becomes
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A small green patch

Mini garden, courtyard or balcony: if astutely set up, your little patch under the sky can become a space where life is great.
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Pozzolana, designer mulch

Pozzolana is a mineral mulch extracted from volcanic rock. It is both very long lasting and extremely ornamental. Its red brown color is also
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In fall and spring, succeed in planting

If planting is one of the most enjoyable things to do in the garden, it is also one of the most crucial phases in the life of a plant, tree or shrub. We owe it to them to perform it well!
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Use dowsing to set your garden up!

Should you plant here, or rather there? What if you relied on dowsing to find the perfect spot and hope for a bountiful garden? Why rely on dowsing? Dowsing is the study of the relationship between an environment and its inhabitants. When used to set up an ornamental garden or a vegetable patch, it helps […]
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Stinging nettle, a feisty damsel

A prickly invader… but also one of the best medicinal plants of all! The nettle, as useful in the kitchen as it is in the garden, is worthy of our highest esteem.
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Care for your tools!

After the last tasks of fall and before putting them away, it is important to thoroughly clean your tools
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Setting up a plant wall

Elegant, insulating, pollution-cleansing plant walls have inched across our vertical surfaces, both indoors and outdoors. Care to set one up yourself? You’ve got a range of options.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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