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Clay soil: which plants to choose?
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Clay soil: which plants to choose?

It is not easy to grow plants in clay soil, especially when you are a gardener. Green hand or not, it must be recognized that the clay soil is to be reserved for certain plants capable of thriving properly under very special conditions of existence.

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Conversation with Paul Ferris for an ecological garden

Author of numerous works on nature, plants and the environment, Paul Ferris gave us a little time on the occasion of the release of two works by Marabout editions "Jardiner avec la lune" and "Faire son compost". This is an opportunity to discover some tips for an ecological garden.
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D-7: Natacha packs her gifts

Natacha barely had time to finalize her Christmas presents for her in-laws - who seems to be very friendly, the lucky one! - here it is again, for a task that is not the easiest: to make gift packs - without the children seeing it! As much as I love giving gifts to everyone, their packaging sometimes tends to cause me a real problem.
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Skirtings: what are the different styles of laying?

After laying the floor, you must now install the plinths. But what are the different styles of laying? Here is the question we are going to solve! Skirtings: tile alignment installation Difficult to carry out, tile alignment installation results in a small difference in size between tiles and plinths.
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The mistakes to avoid when choosing your glass door

The glass door gives a special charm to the finish of a house. It must therefore have a look that matches both the exterior of the home and its interior decoration. Consequently, it is impossible to start blindly in the purchase of a glazed entry door without having taken cognizance of the few rules to be observed in this matter.
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4 ideas to transform my kitchen utensils into Christmas decor

Do you bring out your eternal Christmas decoration every year, which hasn't changed in ten years? It's time to modernize your decorative accessories to surprise your guests on New Years Eve! has spotted for you unusual ideas to divert your kitchen utensils and everyday objects to make them Holiday decorations!
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4 grandmother's tips for successful foie gras

Today, the trend is home-made and small dishes prepared by us. In contrast to the great invasion of frozen foods that occurred in the 80s and 90s, the return to the natural on the plates is more relevant than ever during this holiday season! Among the many culinary preparations acclaimed at Christmas time, foie gras is at the top of gourmet and refined dishes.
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I decorate my Christmas table for less than 50 euros

Do you want a Christmas table that throws but you have a small budget? Do not panic, has selected accessories for you to decorate your Christmas Eve table at a low price! You will amaze your guests, and this for a budget that does not exceed 50 euros. Follow the guide !
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Which works qualify for the Prime Energy?

As with any device set up to help finance energy efficiency works, the Energy Premium or EWC premium can be obtained by individuals, companies, communities, an SCI, provided that eligible work is carried out. Also clearly defined are the technical performances of equipment and materials aimed at making housing more energy efficient and improving environmental quality.
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Step by step: make a winter planter

In summer, the flowers are so numerous that we barely linger on each of them. "What a lack of recognition ..." can think the gardener! Only the most lush planters stand out, and even more for the overview they offer than in the detail of the flowers that compose them.
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DIY gift idea: make a nice pair of earrings with recycled materials

The concept is very simple and the final result is really nice. Yes, yes, I tested it for you and I tell you, I love my pair of recycled earrings! The idea is completely original and to be treasured if you want to make homemade Christmas gifts. Personally, I only used salvage materials to make them and it took me 10 minutes.
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My decorative shopping for an industrial type kitchen

The industrial style, in vogue for a few years, is particularly successful in the kitchen. Do you also want to have the "indus touch" without breaking the bank? No problem ! creates a small shopping selection for industrial cuisine. Accessories, furniture, materials, we tell you everything about the industrial style in the kitchen.
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5 tips to change your sofa without buying a new one

Dyeing your sofa Did your sofa age badly? Do not panic, whether in fabric or leather, you can dye it to give it a facelift. Today there are a number of fairly easy-to-use dyes on the market. The Ideal brand offers, for example, dyes that work in your washing machine, simple and practical.
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In Linda's kitchen from Lindanita's La Vida blog

French expatriate in Kassel in Germany, Linda Andler is married to a Chilean. On her blog, La Vida de Lindadita, she shares with her readers her favorite recipes but also her travels between the three countries and the different culinary specialties she brought back. The family's heart swings between Chile and France, and of course, their new place of residence.
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5 ideas to change your sofa

It often happens that one has desires for change in its interior decoration. Desires that unfortunately only rarely align with an unlimited decor budget. The solution is then very simple: it is often enough to change your furniture. To do this, you need to focus on the most imposing parts of your interior, especially the sofa.
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Protect exotic plants in winter

Certain plants in our gardens are not adapted to the severity of winter: night frost, wind which favors the penetration of cold into plant tissues, drop in temperatures, excess humidity‚Ķ Winter protection is crucial for the survival of '' a plant, especially for semi-rustic plants (resistant up to -5 ° C) and frostbite (sensitive to frost), such as exotic plants (palm trees, banana trees ...), all Mediterranean trees and shrubs, tropical and equatorial as well as geraniums, fuchsias and other oleanders ... Here are our tips for finding them unharmed at the end of winter.
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What lighting for a long corridor?

Having a long corridor is basically not an asset. Indeed, a long corridor is often devoid of decor. It can sometimes seem dark, hence the importance of creating a bright and warm atmosphere to welcome your guests. Thanks to the use of suitable lighting, you can give this room like no other a crazy charm!
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How to properly use your oven?

Using your oven properly and maintaining it regularly are the two keys to maximizing the life of your appliance. Cooking methods, thermostats, use of options… We reveal all the secrets of a perfectly successful recipe! Which cooking method for which type of dish?
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Before / After: A suspended bedroom in a 28 m2 studio

We love this hanging room, a cocoon with contemporary lines imagined by the architect Cyril Rheims. In this 28 m2 studio, the Parisian decorator has dared the bet of integrating a levitating cube so that the owner of the place can feel there as in a nest. His will was clear, sleep perched ... while remaining connected to the rest of the apartment!
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