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Autumn / automne Geraniums / Géraniums Planting / Plantation

Propagating geraniums / Propagation de géraniums

Propagating geraniums / Propagation de géraniums
How to propagate geraniums. Comment propager des géraniums.

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Autumn / automne Pruning buddleias / Taille de buddleias Pruning trees and shrubs / Taille d'arbres et d'arbustes

Taille de buddleias en automne / Pruning Buddleias in Autumn

English version lower down the page … Il existe deux options pour la taille de vos buddleias, idéalement, ils devraient être coupés durement au printemps, car les buddleias fleurissent sur du bois neuf, mais en automne et en hiver, des problèmes peuvent survenir avec des buddleias et des roses à cause du vent. En automne, […]

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Autumn / automne Fruit trees Handy Hints / Astuces Insects / Les insectes Tried & Tested / Essayé et testé

Solabiol Glue bands / Solabiol Bande de glu

Version en français en bas de la page … Tried and Tested Tree Glue Bands from Solabiol In autumn it is useful to fix a glue band of some description around the trunks of fruit trees. This is because as winter approaches harmful insects tend to migrate both up the trunk towards the branches to […]

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Autumn / automne Autumn leaves / Les feuilles mortes d'automne Fruit trees Plant diseases / Maladies de plantes

Fungal diseases of fruit trees / Maladies fongiques des arbres fruitiers

Version en français en bas de la page … The wet autumn has encouraged the proliferation of leaf disease on fruit trees. Some of the most prevalent are peach leaf curl, brown rot and scab. They are all caused by air-born fungus spores. Nowadays, there are no ‘chemical’ fungicides available to the domestic gardener, so […]

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Autumn / automne Compost / Compost Geraniums / Géraniums

Overwintering geraniums / Comment faire hiverner les géraniums

Version en français en bas de la page … It is possible to successfully keep geraniums over the winter. The somewhat contradictory aims are to keep the plants dry, but not too dry and to put them into hibernation whilst keeping them alive. First, lift them carefully from the pot or planter and remove as […]

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Autumn leaves / Les feuilles mortes d'automne Making compost / Comment faire du compost Mulching / Paillage Planting / Plantation

Mulching / Paillage

Version en français en bas de la page … As we are having drier summers it is becoming more and more useful to mulch borders and beds. Mulch was traditionally used to reduce the need for weeding but now with increased summer temperatures, conserving moisture and reducing watering is a prime concern for many gardeners. […]

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Autumn / automne Autumn leaves / Les feuilles mortes d'automne Leafmould / Le terreau de feuilles mortes

Autumn leaves / Les feuilles mortes d’automne

Version en français en bas de la page … Autumn leaves This morning I made a start on clearing the leaves that have already fallen on two of the lawns in the garden. If dead leaves are left on the grass, it encourages the worms to come to the surface to take the decaying leaves […]

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Autumn / automne Handy Hints / Astuces Plant diseases / Maladies de plantes Planting / Plantation

Handy hint / Astuce – Mildew/Mildiou

Version en français en bas de la page … Old tomato, pea and courgette plants With all the recent rain, certain plants, especially tomatoes, will be rotting and mildewed (mildew is a fungal disease present in the air) if they’re still in the veg patch. When you dig them up, don’t put them in the […]

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Autumn / automne Bird table / Mangeoire à oiseaux Wild birds / Oiseaux sauvages

Making a Bird Table / Fabriquer une mangeoire à oiseaux

It’s very important to feed the birds from autumn onwards and sometimes even all year round if there’s insufficient wild food around. I decided to modify last years bird table by putting a roof on it so that the food can be kept dry to avoid it going mouldy, as there’s always something they don’t […]

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Autumn / automne Leafmould / Le terreau de feuilles mortes

Leafmould / Le terreau de feuilles mortes

Autumn is here and with it fall the leaves. Leaves are often regarded as a nuisance but leaves are an essential element in an organic garden. Most leaves can be turned into leafmould without being shredded first, the exceptions being holly – because of their spines – and thick leaves like plane tree leaves, which […]