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Compost / Compost Making compost / Comment faire du compost Pruning buddleias / Taille de buddleias Spring / Printemps

Bouture de buddleia en vert / Buddleia softwood cuttings

Bouture du buddleia en vert
Au printemps, les buddleias (arbres aux papillons) ont une croissance rapide, il est donc temps de faire des boutures de bois tendre – les boutures en vert – de vos couleurs préférées.
Buddleia softwood cuttings
In Spring buddleias (butterfly bushes) put on rapid growth so now is the time to take softwood cuttings of your favourite colours.

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Compost / Compost Planting / Plantation Summer flowers / Fleurs d'été

Taking fuchsia cuttings / Prendre des boutures de fuchsia

Taking fuchsia cuttings
Many of the plants you may have stored in the greenhouse or conservatory over winter will have started putting on new growth. Now is the time to take cuttings to provide new plants for your pots, planters or beds for the summer.
Prendre des boutures de fuchsia
Bon nombre des plantes que vous avez peut-être stockées dans la serre ou la véranda pendant l’hiver auront commencé à repousser. Il est maintenant temps de prendre des boutures pour fournir de nouvelles plantes pour vos pots, jardinières ou plates-bandes pour l’été.

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Compost / Compost Making compost / Comment faire du compost Planting / Plantation

Propager des œillets de jardin / Propagating Pinks & Dianthus

English version further down the page … Propagation des Dianthus ou œillets de jardin Bien qu’il soit impossible de travailler dehors dans le jardin, il y a des choses que peut-être vous aimeriez essayer de préparer pour cette année. Il est assez facile de faire de nouvelles plantes de la famille Dianthus et œillets de […]

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Autumn / automne Compost / Compost Handy Hints / Astuces Making compost / Comment faire du compost Planting / Plantation

Handy Hint – Compost for cuttings / Astuce – Terreau pour boutures

Version en français en bas de la page … If you use a water-filter jug instead of buying bottled water, do you worry about throwing away the used filters? This handy hint shows you how to recycle their contents. The filter material, which is a mixture of sand and charcoal, when mixed with any commercial […]

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Autumn / automne Compost / Compost Mulching / Paillage Planting / Plantation Planting trees / Planter des arbres

Planting trees and shrubs / Planter des arbres et des arbustes

Voir la version en français en bas de la page … With our changing climatic conditions planting trees and shrubs is going to become even more important for the environment, so if you have the space in your garden, find some suitable trees for your area and soil conditions. To encourage and support wildlife it’s […]

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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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Compost / Compost Leafmould / Le terreau de feuilles mortes Making compost / Comment faire du compost

Making compost / Comment faire du compost de jardin

Importance of compost In an organic garden making compost is an essential means of maintaining soil fertility and avoiding waste. It is different to leafmould but just as important. Most garden waste e.g. weeds, light prunings, grass and lawn mowings etc can be composted. There are, however, some exceptions and I do not recommend that […]

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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 […]