Do It Yourself: Make Seed Bombs Yourself

Do It Yourself: Make Seed Bombs Yourself

Species extinction is an acute problem that more and more people are actively working to combat. In cities, too, species conservation has gained momentum with the urban gardening movement. Community gardens are being set up between paved streets, insects are buzzing in colorful flower meadows in public spaces, insect hotels are being set up in …

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The Birch - Symbol Of Spring

The Birch – Symbol Of Spring

The birch was the first pioneer tree to return to the treeless zone after the Ice Age, 15,000 years ago. The birch has therefore accompanied human history since the Paleolithic Age. Perhaps that is why there are so many traditions from customs and medical history. For many people, the birch is the most beautiful of …

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Hops - More Than Just Beer

Hops – More Than Just Beer

True hops (Humulus lupulus) is a climbing plant that is not only cultivated, but can also be found growing wild in riparian forests and forest edges. This perennial climbing plant has some botanical features to offer. The hop plants’ tendrils, covered with stiff climbing hairs, are right-twining, which is rare. The rapid growth of hop …

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Drive Out Voles - Protect the Garden With Home Remedies and Repellent Plants

Drive Out Voles – Protect the Garden With Home Remedies and Repellent Plants

Even the most understanding and peaceful gardeners are bound to know one or two garden inhabitants that they are not particularly happy about. One of these is undoubtedly the vole, sometimes also called the “great vole”. This pesky rodent has a particular fondness for the roots of many garden plants and can cause a lot …

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Phacelia - an Absolute Bee Friend

Phacelia – an Absolute Bee Friend

There are almost 200 species of phacelia, which belong to the family of the rough-leaved plants and are thus related to comfrey, for example. The tansy phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia), which is also mainly cultivated here, is the best-known species. It got its name from the similarity of its leaves to the native tansy (Tanacetum vulgare). …

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