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Urban Gardening

How to make your own kitchen garden

A green kitchen, full of herbs in the middle of winter. Wouldn’t you like to put some fresh basil, tarragon or sage in the steaming food? 10 excellent herbs grow indoors in winter, so prepare yourself now. The effort is minimal and has maximum benefits. You just need a south-facing window.

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Toxic Plants for pets

We love flowers and we can’t even think of a house without a green oasis, but what about our pets, curious by nature and eager to crunch? Cats, for example, are attracted to plants that resemble grass and their natural instinct leads them to chew these plants from desire to eliminate ingested hair during self-cleaning. Particular attention must attach the ...

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Autumn garden activities

It is autumn and the evenings start earlier and cool gradually. Winter is fast approaching. So what gardeners look forward in autumn? To prepare for winter, of course! Autumn is a good time for transplanting work because the soil has sufficient moisture due to regular rains. The earth is still warm, so plants still have enough time to get used ...

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How to use autumn leaves in the garden

When trees lose their colorful autumn cloak and the soil is covered with variegated leaves, the question is: “What do I do with all this foliage? It may be left there or be removed? ” Wet leaves are dangerous if left on the terrace or on paved areas, as they form a slippery brown carpet. For this reason, the leaves ...

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How to protect against pests

Aphids mainly damage young plants, extracting the cell sap. At the same time exudes a poison that curls the leaves. Due to the formation of “shelters” in leaf, which can be easily seen in the tops of the branches, the aphids are better protected against birds and other predators of garden and, often, save at least a couple that perpetuate ...

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Winter garden guests

When the days shorten and winter access its rights, everyone looks for a warm home. But what do our friends in the world of small animals when they can no longer accommodate the dense treetops or bushes in our garden? Many of them hibernate at this time, but others must find food and a suitable hiding place.

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Winter balcony and terraces

Garden lovers will not cease to work outdoors even in winter, because they can arrange their balcony or terrace. There are several things you can do outside, even in winter: dried flowers can be replaced with evergreen ones, such as pine, laurel, rosemary or wild buxus. It is recommended distance planting, so between evergreen plants remain enough space for flowering ...

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Color stains for your garden during winter

As soon as last summer flowers have disappeared, evergreen shrubs play their trump card:  during winter, offer a good structure to your garden and color the layers. This is because some of them defy those gray winter with their golden-yellow and multicolored leaves. These Perennial layers play their role during this time. They translate into reality the dream of a ...

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How to protect plants from freezing

Whether there are vigorous potted plants, roses or evergreen plants: you can provide your favorite plants winter protection in just a few steps. Mother Nature ensures that garden plants have some protection against ice and cold: leaves, snow and pine needles fall on layers, forming a warm and protective barrier for plants. Although many plants survive the winter without damage, ...

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Small water garden for you terrace or balcony

What could be better than relaxing in the murmur of your water garden or terrace or simply let your thoughts wander freely? A water element transforms the smallest garden into a paradise. And you must not always choose a pond! Water can be integrated in different ways: as a fountain nozzle water fountain or water bowls decorated with plants.

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