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Bringing in plants for winter: when and how?

1- When to bring your plants inside? As soon as the temperatures drop, it's time to turn in plants for the winter to protect them from the cold and frost. Depending on the region, this sheltering should be done in October or November. It is not possible to give a more precise answer to this ques ...

25
Nov
2022

Mountain Law: what does it change for your vehicle?

Why this new obligation? The obligation of winter equipment that will come into force on November 1, 2021 was decided in application of the Mountain Law II of December 28, 2016. The corresponding decree was published in the Official Journal on 18 October 2020. This measure is intended to enha ...

12
Oct
2021

Weather: will winter be cold in 2022-2023?

Winter conditions return in December While October and November 2022 were milder than normal, weather forecasters expected to see temperatures drop in December. And indeed, the winter onslaught began in early December with an average temperature of 4.39°C in France on Friday, December 3, 2022. ...

05
Dec
2022

Quinoa with winter vegetables: a tasty and easy recipe

Ingredients Here are the ingredients needed to make winter vegetable quinoa for 4 people: 2 glasses of quinoa 3 glasses of cold water 1 carrot 1 shallot 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder 2 turns of pepper mill 2 pinches of salt To note: quinoa is cooked in 1.5 times its volume of water. I ...

09
Sep
2022

Ecowatt: an electricity weather forecast to avoid blackouts this winter

ow the energy situation in France in real time. A way to prevent cuts The main objective of the Ecowatt device is to avoid power outages during the winter. This year, providing electricity everywhere in France is likely to be a bit more complicated than usual. The demand for electricity is goin ...

15
Sep
2022

Ski resorts: what is the health protocol for winter 2021-2022?

sory health pass from 12 years old Due to the deterioration of the epidemic situation in France, the health pass is mandatory in the ski resorts this winter. The health pass is officially required since December 4, 2021 for all people over 12 years and 2 months, including access to ski lifts and ...

14
Dec
2021

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

vements of the famous architect of the Duke of Württemberg. 2- To taste the regional culinary specialties Another good reason to visit Montbéliard in winter and discover Franc-Comtois gastronomy and regional products. Local specialties are mainly composed of cheeses and charcuterie, such as ...

10
Nov
2021

Growing cabbage: what are the different varieties?

ive in all temperate climates. Cabbages, which belong to the large Brassicaceae family, are a must in the vegetable garden throughout the fall and winter. The 8 main types of cabbage In the vast Brassicaceae family, there are 8 major kinds of cabbage that are widely grown in gardens for their ...

10
Nov
2021

The larch: 5 surprising things to know about this tree

ix decidua belongs to the Pinaceae family, like spruce, cedar, pine and fir. But unlike most conifers, which keep their beautiful green needles in winter, larches turn golden and then red in autumn. This tree is moreover the only deciduous conifer in Europe: it loses its needles but keeps its ...

17
Nov
2021

The Japanese apple tree: a spring flowering shrub

te. Easy to live with, it enjoys sun exposure and is content with ordinary soil. Planting is done preferably in fall to ensure good rooting before winter. Choose a location in the sun and away from wind that could damage its flower buds. In practice, dig a hole about 70 cm in diameter and a ...

14
Apr
2022

Winter vacations : what to do in Val Thorens ?

1- Ski in an exceptional resort In winter, it is above all for skiing that mountain and snowboard lovers pleb>Val Thorens. The Ski Val Thorens resort has enjoyed worldwide acclaim since the resort was voted the world's best ski resort for the 4th time at the World Ski Awards in 2019. This int ...

20
Sep
2022

Energy efficiency: the government's 5 key measures

w the installation of insulation, but also LED light bulbs and smart thermostats. In case of high tension on the electricity and gas networks this winter, public administrations will have to decrease the heating to 18°C instead of the currently recommended 19°C, both in the private and public s ...

11
Oct
2022

Carrot, Orange and Avocado Salad: An easy recipe for winter

Copyright: Audrey Vautherot Good to know With more than 53 mg of Vitamin c per 100 g, oranges are a well-known fruit for boosting vitality in winter. We don't always think of using it in mixed salads, yet its juice can be a good substitute for lemon juice or vinegar in salad dressings. ...

12
Oct
2022

Gas and electricity: 5 tips to lower your bill

ill will not be the same depending on whether you live in the north or south of France. Your gas and electricity costs will depend on how cold the winter is in your area and when you need to turn on the heating. But, regardless of the Climate in your area, the first of the 5 tips you should kn ...

20
Oct
2021

Phytotherapy: each honey has its virtues

work. 7- Fir tree honey The fir honey can be recognized by its very dark color. Just like the essence from which it comes, it is your ally for winter: it is recommended in case of respiratory illness such as colds or bronchitis. 8- Thyme honey Recognized as one of the honeys with the most ...

21
Dec
2021

Christmas: 5 plants to offer for the holidays

ulbs Finally, if you want to treat yourself to a taste of spring, head to the florist and choose a forced bulb arrangement. At a time of year when winter sets in and seems endless, forced bulbs of hyacinths, daffodils, or crocuses allow you to bring spring into the house a few months early. ...

29
Dec
2021

The griffin foot: a winter flower

This 60 cm tall plant is characterized by generous dark green foliage. Its long, toothed leaves are evergreen. But it is most appreciated for its winter bloom, which blooms despite the cold, from January to April. This hardy hellebore produces apple-green bells about an inch wide, edged with ...

12
Jan
2022

Surprise your friends with these 10 Original Hams

pecialty of Norway. The first recipes date back to the time of the Vikings who took some on their drakkar when they went on expeditions. Prepared in winter, with a mixture of herbs and honey, a good Fenalar must dry for at least 2 winters. Some even age it for 6 or 7 years. With a stronger taste ...

24
May
2022

How to make a tropical garden in France ?

owever, that it is best to favor species with some cold hardiness. Ask around at a Garden center to select exotic-style plants that can withstand the winter temperatures in your area. To make this space lush and green, choose the hardiest species like: - the Chinese palm - the Hemp palm ...

14
Sep
2022

The Persian shield: a plant with purple foliage

annual or that must be brought in from the cold as soon as the thermometer drops below 12°C. If you are lucky enough to live in a region with mild winters, install it preferably in a bed where its foliage will be of the most beautiful effect with other plants. In regions with a colder climate ...

28
Sep
2022