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Unusual: 3 good sides of mosquitoes.

1- They provide food for many species. With their annoying buzzing and potentially disease-carrying stings, mosquitoes are among the most disliked insects... And yet, like all living species, they have their place and usefulness in nature. The first positive aspect of mosquitoes is that they are a ...

04
Aug
2023

The butterwort: an amazing carnivorous plant.

sts! Less well-known to the general public than the Venus flytrap or the round-leaved sundew, this flowering plant is no less formidable in trapping insects that come within its reach. Butterworts belong to the Lentibulariaceae family and the Pinguicula genus. This botanical genus includes 75 spec ...

14
Apr
2023

Garden: 5 good reasons to put flowers in your garden

on to put flowers in your garden is to promote biodiversity in your garden. This is because flowers are a very effective way to attract beneficial Insects and pollinators such as bumblebees, bees and butterflies for example. Since most vegetable and fruit plants need insect pollination to prod ...

29
Sep
2021

Garden: 5 good reasons to stop mowing the lawn

2- Weeds are melliferous Although mistakenly referred to as 'weeds', weeds that grow in the lawn are actually very useful in attracting pollinating Insects to the garden. These various weeds such as dandelions, clovers, nettles, plantain or daisies for example produce nectar sought after by bee ...

15
June
2022

Compost: How to Avoid Bad Smells and Insects?

s. You can also open the bin for a few hours so that the mix is exposed to the sun's heat, or mix your too-wet compost with dry compost or dry soil. How to keep insects away? The presence of flies and gnats is another issue that one may encounter when deciding to make compost in their garden. Here ...

12
Jan
2024

Rhubarb manure: a radical solution against aphids

s are edible and used to make pies and jams, the leaves of this plant are toxic. They contain oxalic acid, which is dangerous for humans but also for insects. What is rhubarb manure used for? Rhubarb manure is appreciated by gardeners for its insect repellent properties. This natural repellent help ...

11
July
2024

Flies, moths, ants: natural solutions against insects

What to do about flies? During the beautiful season, mosquitoes are not the only unwanted flying insects in homes. During the day and especially in the countryside, flies can quickly become invasive. To deter flies from entering the house, there is of course the traditional strip curtain. Another ...

19
June
2012

Phacelia: 3 good reasons to plant this flower in your garden

od reason to embrace this plant is that it is very melliferous. If you want to take advantage of phacelia's beautiful bloom and attract pollinating Insects to your garden, don't hesitate to spread seedlings throughout the summer until September. This will allow you to achieve continuous flowering ...

08
June
2022

Aurone: the most effective plant against mosquitoes

iage. A natural repellent If aurora is a natural mosquito repellent, it's because of its aromatic foliage whose very lemony scent repels unwanted insects. Lemongrass is perhaps the most effective plant against mosquitoes because its leaves have an odor reminiscent of both lemongrass and wormw ...

19
July
2022

Leisure: 5 nature activities to share with children

wild picking. As the seasons change, you can organize a hike with children to go in search of raspberries, blackberries or chestnuts. 4- Observe insects We don't always think about it, but bug watching is one of the 5 nature activities to share with kids. Just grab a magnifying glass and pre ...

26
Aug
2022

Natural Gardening: 5 simple and effective remedies for the vegetable garden.

1- Garlic against insects Garlic is an effective repellent, not only against vampires! For those practicing natural gardening without pesticides, it provides a valuable alternative solution against various types of insect pests. Garlic is the first of the 5 simple and effective remedies that you c ...

30
June
2023

Garden: attract tits to combat processionary caterpillars

ary caterpillars are hairy caterpillars that can be seen moving in single file on tree trunks. They advance in a procession, hence their name! These insects, which have spread throughout France, are considered harmful and dangerous to human health due to their very urticating hairs. Even without to ...

28
May
2024

Bee balm: 5 good reasons to grow this plant

a lesser-known anti-mosquito plant in France. And yet, it is said to be even more effective due to its lemony scent. If you don't want to banish all insects from your garden, rest assured! Mosquitoes dislike this perennial plant, but other pollinating insects like bees and butterflies love its nect ...

27
Nov
2013

Seed Bombs: How to Make Seed Bombs?

cities. When thrown into abandoned lots, seed bombs can: - raise urban dwellers' awareness about greening cities. - help bees and other pollinating insects find pollen in urban environments. - promote biodiversity in cities. Moreover, it is entirely possible to use these clay and compost balls to ...

30
Mar
2016

8 steps to non-gardening

ng of animals, but a wildlife hedge not only serves as a fence, but also allows passage for creatures while providing a natural habitat for birds and insects. A natural hedgerow resembles hedges in the UK and includes a variety of plants - a mix of taller and shorter species, filled with fruit for f ...

18
May
2020

Green plants: why put matches in the pots?

em to wither However, putting matches in the pots is a simple way to avoid this type of problem. Matches act as a repellent to various undesirable insects: midges, but also whiteflies, cutworms, aphids and fungi. A contribution in minerals beneficial for the plants Putting matches in pots is ...

16
Mar
2022

Cultivate your garden naturally by combining plants!

with nature will provide you with healthy harvests of fruits and vegetables while preserving the biodiversity in your garden. Useful plants to keep insects away Lavender and aromatic plants such as sage, thyme, parsley, rosemary deter crawlers such as snails or slugs from attacking your plantings. ...

25
May
2022

Bitter gourd: beware of poisoning!

ause some squashes contain very irritating and bitter substances called cucurbitacins. These toxins are naturally secreted by wild squash to repel insects and predators like caterpillars. But they are dangerous to humans, especially since they are not eliminated by cooking the vegetable. If in ...

14
Oct
2022

Frog in the garden: what to do?

e asking yourself: what's the point of going to such lengths to attract toads or frogs to my garden? Just like earthworms, butterflies or pollinating insects such as bees, amphibians are gardener's helpers! In fact, toads and frogs eat small insects, mosquitoes and flies, but also caterpillars an ...

24
Feb
2023

Black soap: 8 tips for home and garden.

ent. Dilute 2 tablespoons of liquid soap in 5 liters of water. Clean with this soapy water, rinse and dry with a clean cloth to prevent rust. 7- Keep insects away naturally. As we explained earlier, black soap is a natural repellent for many insects or other pests. This trick, useful in the house, i ...

24
Mar
2023