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Plant Massive Kniphofias

Plant Massive Kniphofias

For a long time these brightly colored perennials had trouble finding their place in the garden. But today, they emerge in our mountains where they bloom all summer. Where to plant kniphofias? To avoid visual saturation, avoid planting near very colorful flowers (delphiniums, rudbeckias, etc.).

Sow Angelica

Sow Angelica

Sow angelica in the sun or partial shade, in fresh soil, and even moist, light, deep, rich in humus, neutral or slightly acidic. The seeds should be as fresh as possible. You can also install plants offered in pots in garden centers. Tags exhibition half shade

Botrytis, The Disease Of The Vines

Botrytis, The Disease Of The Vines

Botrytis is a form of rot that develops in cold, wet weather. On the lookout for the slightest injury that can get him his entrance ticket, this mushroom is dangerous by the vivacity it shows to infect its prey. It is recognized by the gray mold down which it covers the infected plants.

Blackbird

Blackbird

In the hunt, in the South, we make no distinction between the thrush and the blackbird... The blackbird (Turdus merula). It is a familiar garden bird: it is well recognized by its all-black plumage, its eye circled in yellow and its bright yellow beak. Measuring from 25 to 27 cm for a weight of 80 to 110 g, he can live up to 16 years.

The Bullfinch Peony

The Bullfinch Peony

The use of pesticides and herbicides favors the decline of the bullfinch. Bullfinch Peony (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). He will only come into your garden if he can retreat to a tree if needed. You will not be able to miss it because of its color. This stocky bird is 16 cm tall, weighs 26 to 38 g and lives for about 17 years.

Stop The Sedum

Stop The Sedum

Choose the most beautiful leaves, healthy and fleshy, and detach them closer to the stem. Let the wounds heal for a day or two and transplant the cuttings by sinking one third into a very draining mixture (half soil, half sand). Spray moderately. Operate to smother to avoid watering and facilitate rooting.

The Nuthatch

The Nuthatch

If the food is sufficient, the nuthatch stays in the same place all year round. The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea). If you see a small bird with gray and orange blue plumage running upside down along a tree trunk, that's it! The nuthatches are the only ones to achieve this feat.

The Goldcrest

The Goldcrest

The goldcrest is so small that it sometimes gets entangled in cobwebs! The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). He is really small. It is also one of the smallest birds in Europe: it measures about 9 cm and weighs only 5 to 7 g. Its longevity is 7 years. All its colors Olive back.

The Magpie

The Magpie

A magpie: beware of your forgotten jewels on the table in front of the open window! The magpie (Pica pica) is a corvid of 46 to 50 cm and 140 to 250 g. It populates our cities as well as our countryside. It is a curious bird, smart and cheeky who can live more than 15 years. All colors Plumage black and white.

Plant Iris Reticulata

Plant Iris Reticulata

Iris reticulata grow both in the ground and in pots. In the fall, it's time to plant these dwarf iris (elected Bulbs of the Year 2011) which are in the first bulbs to bloom before the end of winter, from February to March depending on the climate. Native to the alpine lawns of the Caucasus, the reticulated iris culminates at 15 cm in height, offering fragrant, bluish or purple flowers marked with a bright yellow tongue.

The Redpoll Swastika

The Redpoll Swastika

In winter, the suzerin associates with the siskin of the alders, with which it forms large bands. Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea). This pretty little bird that comes from the north measures up to 15 cm, weighs between 20 and 25 g and lives about 8 years. All colors Bright red cap. Black spot under its straw yellow beak.

The White Fly Or Whitefly: Which Treatment?

The White Fly Or Whitefly: Which Treatment?

The white fly or whitefly is part of the large family of insects belonging to the hemiptera, and they are very small since 3 mm is really their maximum, far from the size of a common fly. They are whitish, with wings a little farinaceous aspect, and fly away as soon as you move the plant.

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