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Houses / Gîtes Insects / Les insectes

Insect House / Gîte à insectes

Now is the time to think about either buying or making a refuge for beneficial insects over the winter. Beneficial insects such as solitary bees and wasps are essential in the garden for pollination, helping to reduce the impact of the demise of the honey bee. The pictures show the various stages of a refuge […]

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Autumn / automne Planting / Plantation

Autumn Planting / Plantation d’automne

Having paid a visit to Magasin Vert, I came away with some lettuce plants suitable for the autumn and early winter. I decided to plant them in an area that had been full of poppies and wild-flowers during the summer. Having cleared the area, I dug it over and raked it level. It was incredibly […]

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Handy Hints / Astuces

Handy hint for fruit trees / Astuce pour des arbres fruitiers

With autumn approaching and the leaves starting to fall, it’s a good idea to spray your fruit trees with Bordeaux mixture. This will protect the openings of the leaf-stems, where they fall from the branch, from disease. This is the brand I’m going to try this autumn… Alors que l’automne approche et que les feuilles […]

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About the garden / Le jardin

About the garden at LaRabine

Thanks for looking at my new blog. I’d like to tell you a bit about the garden. It is about 2000 square metres in total. When we started the garden, we wanted to aim for small, cosy spaces, each with a different aspect, all separate and not visible one to another. It was also important […]