Drought articles Tag

Heatwave or drought: how to take care of plants?

can cause plants to suffer and even burn. Gardeners must therefore be extra vigilant to limit the damage caused by these two scourges: heatwaves and drought. Meteorologists speak of a heatwave when an episode of exceptional heat lasts for more than three days and the temperature remains high even ...

03
July
2015

Weather: how to interpret the record heat observed in France?

ve normal. As a reminder, seasonal normals are established by Météo France over a 30-year period, i.e. the period between 1981 and 2010. An early drought Also according to the Météo-france report, May 2022 was also characterized by a very significant rain deficit. With 29.3 mm of rainf ...

07
June
2022

World Water Day: 5 gestures to preserve this resource.

"Do not let the water run." A few years ago, in French households, you could turn on the taps without really thinking about it. Since then, drought and water scarcity have made headlines. After experiencing a record drought during the summer of 2022, France was unable to make up for its water defi ...

22
Mar
2023

Drought: how to prepare your vegetable garden for a dry spell?

, for many gardeners, it's time to choose what to plant and sow in the vegetable garden. While it's only natural to want to diversify your crops, the drought that has been in the news for several months in France should prompt you to be reasonable about how much you plant and sow. The rainfall de ...

01
Mar
2023

Garden: 5 good reasons to stop mowing the lawn

1- Tall grasses are more resistant to drought With hot weather becoming more common during the summer, it's a good idea to no longer mow your lawn to conserve moisture and help plants better withstand the drought. Indeed, the shorter a lawn is cut and the more the sun's rays reach the base of th ...

15
June
2022

The edible chrysanthemum: an amazing vegetable plant

nd then thin out your seedlings so that the plants are 20 cm apart. Favour a sunny exposure and a rich and well-drained soil. This variety resists Drought well and is content with moderate watering. Mulching the soil is recommended to retain moisture in case of drought. How to use it? This cl ...

06
Oct
2021

Forest management: what if France were to take its cue from Portugal?

e heat waves that have followed one another over our country for several weeks. Exceptional climatic conditions combining wind, overwhelming heat and Drought favor fire starts everywhere in the country and not only in the south of France anymore. To face a maximum fire risk, the usual prevention ...

05
Aug
2022

Weather : what is a dry storm ?

m. Vegetation ignites immediately when lightning strikes and the fire spreads very quickly since there is no rain to slow its progress. After the drought, risks of flooding As France experiences record Drought this summer, one would think that the arrival of thunderstorms and rain would be good ...

16
Aug
2022

How to make a tropical garden in France ?

ve to make contributions of potting soil but also add a mulch of dead leaves and plant debris that will feed your exotic plants and protect them from drought. 3- How to set the scene? As we said above, it is not necessary to have a vast space to make a tropical garden in France and recreate a ju ...

14
Sep
2022

Weather: why meteorologists are concerned about the return of El Niño

Niño phenomenon has a warm impact on the climate, its consequences are not the same in different parts of the world. It can cause flooding in some countries and drought in others... This climatic anomaly does not only make the mercury rise. Pacific Rim countries like Indonesia and Australia will ...

16
Feb
2023

The mimulus: flowers full of colors.

which usually lasts from May until September. Note: their significant water needs are one of the disadvantages of mimulus. During periods of summer drought, you will need to cut them back by half so that the plants conserve their strength and can come back even stronger once the heat has passed. 4 ...

29
Mar
2023

Plant: Santolina Little Cypress in 8 questions

"What is santolina?" Santolina chamaecyparissus, also known as "cotton lavender," is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is a drought-resistant flowering plant, similar to lavender and rosemary, with which it can be associated. It is a fast-growing shrub that does not exceed 5 ...

21
Apr
2023

Garden: What outdoor arrangements to choose this summer?

utions to protect yourself from prying eyes and create a more intimate outdoor space. 3- A more eco-friendly outdoor space. The high temperatures and drought of summer 2022 have left a lasting impression. That's why ecological outdoor landscaping is a strong trend this year and in the years to come. ...

27
Apr
2023

Fire prevention: Météo France launches a forest weather forecast.

orest during the summer of 2022 probably explain why Météo France has decided to launch a forest weather forecast for next summer. Global warming and drought are causing an increase in forest fires, especially during the summer months. To prevent this risk, Météo France will soon publish a daily ...

09
May
2023

Recovering rainwater in 5 questions

n the regions, water recovery can be practiced everywhere and by everyone. Contrary to popular belief, it is very common in regions most affected by drought, such as Mediterranean regions, where any waste of this precious resource should be avoided. 2- How to assess your water needs? The choice of ...

23
Mar
2007

The Carob tree: the tree with small horns

or soaked soils but requires good drainage. Watering must be provided during very dry seasons if the tree is grown for its fruit. However, it is very Drought resistant, so it can be placed in the sun. Young trees should be planted out of the wind so that their leaves and flowers develop well. The ...

20
Apr
2012

Bee balm: 5 good reasons to grow this plant

row. Bee balm is a hardy and easy-to-grow plant. It accepts almost any soil but prefers a cool, rich, and well-drained soil. It is quite resistant to drought and cold. You can plant it equally well in full sun or partial shade, especially in hot regions. It is best planted in spring, keeping a dist ...

27
Nov
2013

Growing cabbage: what are the different varieties?

abbages, i.e. to bring the soil back to their foot so that they have a better anchorage. They enjoy exposure to full sun, but fear long periods of drought. That's why you'll need to make sure you water them regularly from spring to autumn, so as to keep the soil cool. Growing vegetables from t ...

10
Nov
2021

The griffin foot: a winter flower

careous grounds. It is also very hardy as it is resistant to cold up to -25°C. Even if it prefers fertile and shady woods, this plant tolerates Drought and accepts a sun or half-shade exposure. It simply needs well-drained soil. To showcase its blooms, you can plant the griffin plant in a ...

12
Jan
2022

The camerisier or edible honeysuckle: an amazing shrub

utral to slightly acidic. Water it regularly for the first three years while its root system develops. Thereafter, it will be able to withstand some drought. Maintenance is limited to applying compost in March and performing a maintenance pruning if necessary, consisting of cutting off dead or ...

27
Apr
2022