Special reports - page 5

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.

A potted garden on a terrace with containers

On a deck, terrace or balcony, it is easy to set up a container garden in pots for every season. Plant 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 […]
Ideas to decorate a terrace with container plants in pots

Soap from plants? Yes, our grannies were right!

Our grand-mothers keep saying they used the roots of a soap plant to build up a foam to wash their laundry. Saponaria is a perennial that’s quite common in our areas, and it helped solve a lot of people’s daily needs: shampoo, skin care, medicine…
Soap plant

A small patch of green

Mini garden, courtyard or balcony: if astutely set up, your little patch under the sky can become a space where life is great.
Balcony with blue shutters and many plants

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
Pozzolana pebbles have many tiny holes and cavities that retain water and air

Bumblebee, bumbling along and heavyweight pollinator

A voluminous body, a louder-than-usual buzz, and colorful fuzz all around – the bumblebee is easy to identify! A particularly active beneficial insect in the garden, it is a diligent pollinator that runs in the same class as the common honeybee: the heavyweight class!
Bumblebee hovering near a flower

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 autumn garden, there’s quite a lot to do, too!
Allium flowers in a garden after the summer break
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