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Read this and you will never harm an earwig

Radek Štěpán 03. 12. 2023

There are many representatives of the animal kingdom we do not like or even despise and earwigs are definitely in this category. In Central Europe you will mainly find the common earwig (Forficula auricularia). Now however, try to put aside…


Accommodating and useful deciduous shrub

Radek Štěpán 23. 11. 2023

Meadow sweets (Spiraea) is a deciduous shrub and there are eighty known species. It has beautiful white or pink flowers. Thanks to its undemanding nature, you can plant it almost anywhere, even in a rock garden and use it as…


Frozen mushrooms – the risk of autumn mushroom hunting

Radek Štěpán 21. 11. 2023

The situation around the corona virus is not exactly developing the way we would like to see…Quarantine measures are strict so many of us head for the woods. However, at this time of year you will only meet die-hard mushroom…


Tips on how to fertilise the soil in autumn

Radek Štěpán 16. 11. 2023

It is a common knowledge that when you grow fruits and vegetables, nutrients from the soil are being taken away and if you want to have a wonderful harvest next year, you need to return these nutrients back to the…


Caramelized apples as a perfect autumn dessert

Radek Štěpán 08. 11. 2023

We all appreciate classic home cooking but many of us often replace home recipes with all kinds of quick substitutes. But there is one sweet treat that is quick, yet classic. Caramelized apples. They are considered fast food but still…


Fertilizing and soil improving in autumn

Radek Štěpán 06. 11. 2023

November is a good time to enrich soil by using fertilizers and to prepare it for the upcoming season. Probably all gardeners wish for a loamy soil with a high content of organic humus. You may have soil like that…

Bougainvillea glabra

The beautiful bougainvillea glabra and how it got its name

Radek Štěpán 15. 07. 2023

Do you know who L.A.C. de Bougainville was? We do. A well-known French sea navigator living in the 18th century. Today, he would be completely forgotten if it weren’t for a beautiful flower he discovered in South America and brought…

Scarletina mushroom

The beautiful scarletina mushroom is worth waiting for

Radek Štěpán 30. 06. 2023

Have you already gone on a mushroom hunting trip? Well, if you did, you have probably seen some traditional spring and summer mushrooms. For example, the beautiful scarletina bolete, (Boletus luridiformis), previously also known as (Boletus erythropus) is certainly one…


Jostaberry requires very little

Radek Štěpán 13. 04. 2023

Do you like gooseberries and currants? Sure you do. This fruit contains a lot of vitamins and the taste is unique and refreshing – on the sour side but refreshing. If you don’t have enough space to grow both or…


Medicinal roots. The hunt for a natural treasures begins in autumn

Radek Štěpán 26. 09. 2022

Autumn is already in full swing and many of us enjoy the harvest. It should be quite rich again, right? But let us not forget the nature and the wild flora around us. That’s right, we are talking about wild…