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Let’s live happily, let’s live in hiding… What fence for my garden?
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Let’s live happily, let’s live in hiding… What fence for my garden?

► Opt for pre-formed panels of planksThis palisade-screen fits discreetly and, over time, blends into the landscape, especially if you green it. For opaque and warm walls, opt for panels of interwoven or overlapping planks. Scots pine, spruce and Douglas are the most widely used species. Their resistance is due to an autoclave treatment, which gives them a lifespan of about fifteen years.→ PRACTICAL. Dahlias, hydrangeas… These plants from elsewhereOverlapping slats work wonders in country gardens. For a more refined, classic or characterful garden, choose a model made from interlocking planks or battens fixed on either side of the panel.Garden centers offer these pre-formed panels that just need to be fixed on posts anchored in the ground. They can be used alone or i...
Philippe Sahagian, pioneer of permaculture in Guadeloupe
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Philippe Sahagian, pioneer of permaculture in Guadeloupe

It is noon, the thermometer reads 36 ° C. The sun burns Guadeloupe, the air is heavy, it's hot, too hot, everywhere… Except in Philippe Sahagian's garden. “It's thanks to my trees. This is why agroforestry remains my first passion ”, smiles the fifty-something.In its aptly named “extraBIOrdinaire” garden, 8,000 m2 of land located on the west coast of the island, Philippe cultivates a bunch of medicinal plants, herbs, fruit trees and vegetables. Since 2008, it has been one of the most important natural cultures in Guadeloupe. There, in fact, the “organic” label hardly exists, and most soils are still full of chlordecone.In Guadeloupe, the mistrust of the "chlordeconés" inhabitantsPhilippe welcomes the compliments with modesty. He has a warm, stony voice, a cap still sc...
Dahlias, hydrangeas… These plants from elsewhere
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Dahlias, hydrangeas… These plants from elsewhere

Hydrangeas and other hydrangeas were born in Asia or the United States. Dahlias come from Mexico… The list, endless, continues to grow over the years, but does not prevent us from still loving these classics, which arrived centuries ago. For one or two decades, it is especially the diversity of Asian plants, discovered during recent botanical trips, which amazes us. Often shade plants which make us apprehend the places of the garden sometimes neglected with a different eye. Some genera have grown extremely rich, such as epimediums. We did not suspect that the Araliaceae, Asparagaceae - including the famous lily of the valley - or Polygonaceae families could be so flourishing. We discovered the Cardiandra, cousins ​​of hydrangeas.A short tour through the history of tw...
Plants that capture CO2, for gardening while thinking of the planet!
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Plants that capture CO2, for gardening while thinking of the planet!

To reduce the concentration of CO2, which is harmful to the environment, focus on 3 plants that are easy to grow, depending on the space you have.► Ivy, always ivyFor gardens, balconies and planters, it is second to none. We often talk about it in these columns, to advise it, sometimes even to defend it when some find it formidable. Here are some of its qualities never mentioned here: it plays a protective role towards other plants, in the face of variations in temperature and humidity. Many buildings are covered with it, to promote insulation and allow good temperature regulation. In cities, it fights against pollution by absorbing particles, such as heavy metals in the air.In the garden, in ground cover or climbing, it is true that it quickly gains ground, leaving li...
“Notre-Dame-des-Plantes” by Gilles Clément: vegetal reverie for a cathedral
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“Notre-Dame-des-Plantes” by Gilles Clément: vegetal reverie for a cathedral

Our Lady of the Plantsby Gilles ClémentBayard, 180 p., 19,90 €Children, in their games, often use the "what if ...", opening up the space of possibilities. Gilles Clément resembles them in these pages where he imagines another way of reconstructing Notre-Dame. “Since the light has finally entered this place, all we have to do is turn it into a garden! ", had launched the landscape gardener, during a conference where one asked him about what he thought of the site of reconstruction of the cathedral. Liking to cultivate words almost as much as plants, Gilles Clément was invited to deploy this intuition by the Bayard editions. The result is a little iconoclastic and springtime work, utopian and questioning.→ STORY. Notre Dame de Paris, a passion that never fadesGilles Cl...
Pool, lawn and stunning views: Soraya Arnelas shows how the garden of her new house has been
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Pool, lawn and stunning views: Soraya Arnelas shows how the garden of her new house has been

Soraya Arnelas finally shows the impressive garden of her new houseThe singer left her home in Alcalá de Henares behind to move to a chalet surrounded by nature"I am very happy". These are the words that he repeats Soraya Arnelas since he moved to your new home. Last October, with great sadness, the singer left behind the home where she had lived the last fourteen years of her life to give way to a new stage. “I have been accumulating not only furniture, but a million moments in this attic. I have finished a very important cycle, from my 24 years to today, imagine ", counted then. Two separations from previous couples, five pets that have lived there with her and after becoming a mother and surviving confinement, the artist moved to "Villa gracia", the new family home in which it is co...
Garden: local medlar, or Japanese medlar?
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Garden: local medlar, or Japanese medlar?

► Loquat from our regionThis medlar - Mespilus germanica -, arrived from the Caucasus and Armenia, has been cultivated here since Antiquity. It is sometimes found wild, on the edge of the forest, because it has become naturalized over the centuries. In the Middle Ages, it appeared on all tables, accompanying game and pâtés. Even in a small garden, this medlar finds its place easily, because it hardly exceeds 3 to 5 m of wingspan..For its port and its large spring flowers in cup, pinkish white, it deserves a place of choice, in the sun or in partial shade. Sculptural in isolation, it blends gracefully with a wooded hedge.→ PRACTICAL. What a godsend, the shady corners in the garden!The sprawling silhouette features a twisted trunk and branches bearing deciduous leaves,...
“150 funny expressions” by Nathalie Gendrot and Stéphane Marie: in the garden of the French language
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“150 funny expressions” by Nathalie Gendrot and Stéphane Marie: in the garden of the French language

150 funny expressions to cultivate your gardenby Nathalie Gendrot with Stéphane MarieLe Robert, 318 p., € 12.90__________________________________________The cross : How did the desire to bring together these expressions evoking the plant world come about?Nathalie Gendrot: This work is part of a collection in which I had already had the opportunity to participate alongside the linguist and lexicographer Alain Rey. It seemed to me that the richness of expressions invoking the world of gardens was such that it amply deserved a specific volume. If we compare French to other European languages, our profusion of expressions seems to me to reflect how deeply we have been a deeply rural, earthly nation. It is interesting, in 2021, to recount the origin, development and dissemin...
What a godsend, the shady corners in the garden!
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What a godsend, the shady corners in the garden!

"Plant with good exposure". In common parlance, this means planting in the sun! Fortunately, when you love plants, all orientations are good. Don't associate shadow with bad exposure, rather take it as a blessing! . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Flourish its facade with naturalness, thanks to the foliage
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Flourish its facade with naturalness, thanks to the foliage

Traditionally, window sills are adorned with seasonal flowers at the beginning of May. Sometimes it makes sense to wait a week or two, so that those vegetables that come out of the greenhouse are not toasted during a late frost. We can hardly influence you on the choice of plants that will catch your eye, on garden center stalls, but we can't resist advice: don't forget a few leaves that will make all the difference. They serve as a setting for flowering plants or are sufficient on their own, and some, perennials, remain permanently, then accompanying seasonal flowers over the months. They underline the contrasts, bring lightness, naturalness. Some are flexible, even drooping, others bushy, while their green tones, ranging from acidulous to gray through gold, allow hap...