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Pumpkins galore at the Renaudies gardens
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Pumpkins galore at the Renaudies gardens

It's the pumpkin festival on Sunday October 14, 2012 in the Renaudies gardens, in Mayenne. Tiny or gigantic, slightly quirky or round, in their natural state or decorated… Pumpkins will once again be the stars of this great event which attracts many visitors every year.

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Fittonia: superb indoors

Fittonia is the delight of our interiors thanks to its great decorative power and its unique foliage.In summary, what you need to know: Name: FittoniaFamily: AcanthaceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 30 to 50 cm indoorsExposure: Part shade Soil : Compost Foliage: Evergreen Maintenance, repotting, watering or even exposure, are small gestures that will make your fittonia even more beautiful.
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Protect plants from frost and cold

When winter frosts occur, the plants enter a period of vegetative rest.It is important to protect them from frost and cold to find them in spring in the best conditions! A few simple protective actions allow you to easily protect them for less cost.
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The rhipsalis does nothing but his head ... hairy!

Here is a cactus that immediately piques curiosity! Thornless, it sports a disheveled look that lends itself to all kinds of unexpected decor effects. Let yourself be inspired! Rhipsalis hides its game well! Indeed, unlike other cacti, it does not have a thorn. It is therefore easily tamed without stinging.
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Beaucarnea: the elephant's foot!

Beaucarnéa is a very beautiful indoor tree appreciated for its foliage and its pretty trunk.In summary, what you should know: Name: BeaucarneaFamily: AgavaceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 1 to 2 m indoorsExposure: BrightSoil: SoilFoliage Planting and repotting, maintenance and watering are all gestures that will improve its growth and prevent it from getting sick.
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Schist, decorative mulch

Schist is a very long-lasting decorative mineral mulch with excellent aesthetic and covering characteristics. Cocoa hulls, decorative mulch Pine bark, ideal for heather plants Slate mulch, it enhances beds Vegetable mulch, excellent fertilizer All our articles dedicated to mulching Advantages of shale mulching Extremely decorative mulch Durable: unalterable, incombustible, rot-proof and resistant to all types of mulching climatic hazards (rain, wind, etc.) Neutral pH.
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Green manure, think about it!

They protect the soil from weeds and enrich it with nitrogen and humus: green manures are all good. Sow them in the vegetable garden as soon as a bed breaks free. Fast-growing plants used to cover the ground when a crop is finished are called green manures. Alfalfa, clover, mustard, phacelia, white lupine, rapeseed… are among these useful plants.
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Clematis armandii: early and fragrant

Clematis armandii is a beautiful climber with evergreen foliage and early and fragrant flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Clematis armandiiFamily: RanunculaceaeType: ClimbingHeight: 2 to 5 mExposition: Sunny, partial shadeSoil: Deep and FreshFoliage: Evergreen - Flowering: SpringRead our advice on clematisIt is perfect for old walls, trellises, but also for growing clematis in pots.
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Zamioculcas: the ZZ plant

Zamioculcas is a superb indoor plant native to tropical Africa, easy to grow and decorative.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Zamioculcas zamiifoliaFamily: AraceaeType: Indoor plantHeight: 0.5 to 1 m in interior Exposure: Bright Soil: Soil Foliage: Evergreen Maintenance, repotting, watering or even exposure, are all small gestures that will make your zamioculcas even more beautiful.
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Clematis montana: the mountain clematis

Clematis montana, or mountain clematis, is a beautiful climber.In summary, what you should know: Name: Clematis montanaFamily: RanunculaceaeType: ClimberHeight: 6 to 8 mExposition: Sunny Soil: Deep and coolFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: MayDiscover our articles devoted to clematis Here are the right actions to make your clematis montana a plant full of vigor and flowering.
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Pumpkins galore at the Renaudies gardens

It's the pumpkin festival on Sunday October 14, 2012 in the Renaudies gardens, in Mayenne. Tiny or gigantic, slightly quirky or round, in their natural state or decorated… Pumpkins will once again be the stars of this great event which attracts many visitors every year.
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Strelitzia: the bird of paradise

The Strelitzia is a pretty plant of tropical origin, offering a flowering of any beauty and a foliage of a beautiful density.In summary, what you should know: Name: Strelitzia reginaeFamily: StrelitziacéesType: PerennialHeight: 1 to 2 mExposition: Sunny, Partial shade Soil: Ordinary Foliage: Persistent - Flowering: May to September Planting, repotting of Strelitzia Strelitzia fears frost and even temperatures below 2 ° and can therefore be grown in the ground only in regions with sufficiently mild winters.
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Beetroot as we like it

It is eaten as raw or cooked and it is easy to harvest. So many advantages that will encourage you to grow beetroot in your vegetable garden.You have never dared! However, beetroot is easy to cultivate and grows quickly after being sown, so how can you not resist this vegetable that you can eat in salads in summer for an unparalleled feeling of freshness with its mild taste and sugar.
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Fern, trendy plant 2019

In the garden as indoors, it has everything to please: airy and wild look, decorative foliage, easy to maintain, fast grows ... Adopt the fern! The fern is a perennial of the undergrowth that loves shade, freshness and humidity. Even if it does not flower, it is far from ordinary: some have deciduous foliage and others an evergreen, sometimes jagged light green (like the Boston or the German fern version XL), sometimes full and more sustained, even brilliant (like the Deer Tongue).
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Orchid substrate and potting soil

If there is a plant whose growing medium plays a decisive role in the development of the plant, it is undoubtedly the substrate for orchids, since the orchid develops a particular root system that deserves to be provided. attention and care.Composition of an orchid soil The base consists of maritime pine bark, the size of which may vary slightly.
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Ficus for all

The genus ficus includes hundreds of species, many of which are used as houseplants. Twisted bonsai or shrub with giant leaves: take your pick! Ficus benjamina, the best known This is what we think of when we talk about ficus: with its glossy, dark green or variegated leaves, it has proven its worth with less conscientious gardeners, since it can survive watering oversights or low light.
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Ivy: an easy climbing plant ... and invasive

Ivy, whether outdoors or indoors, is a creeper or ground cover that is sometimes invasive… In summary, what you need to know: Name: Hedera helix Family: Araliaceae Type: Climbing Height: 5 to 20 m Exposure: Sun and shade Soil: Ordinary Foliage The maintenance is easy for the ivy which adapts to any type of soil and thrives almost everywhere.
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Codling moth, the fruit worm

The codling moth is commonly referred to as the "fruit worm". The codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is a butterfly whose larva mainly attacks apples, pears and walnuts, but also and other species, which can destroy a crop.In fact, it is most often found on apple trees, but also in pear, walnut, chestnut or plum.
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Multiply Indian lilac

It is quite possible to multiply your Indian lilacs by cuttings or by seed. Although the cutting technique is more accessible, that of sowing is also a good way to obtain an Indian lilac. little patience before enjoying a beautiful flowering, but the pleasure of cuttings or sowing should give you great satisfaction.
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Banana tree: a plant with magnificent foliage

Considered the largest grass in the world, the banana tree is a plant that can be grown in our climates.In summary, what you need to know: Name: MusaType: Herbaceous plantHeight: 1 to 7 m depending on varieties and climateExposure: Very bright Soil: Soil Foliage: Persistent or deciduous depending on the climate Read also: health benefits and virtues of bananas Banana maintenance, how and when to plant it, what watering and what diseases?
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Ficus retusa: ideal for bonsai

Ficus retusa is one of the most commonly used trees for bonsai cultivation.It differs from Ficus benjamina thanks to its thicker leaves.In summary, what you should know: Name: Ficus retusaFamily: MoraceaeType: Plant indoor, bonsai Height: 40 cm to 80 cm Soil: Green plant compost, well drained Exposure: Light without direct sunlight Foliage: Evergreen Watering: Moderate Maintenance of ficus retusa The ficus retusa, although easy to maintain, requires some care to develop in the best conditions .
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