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ecological lavender garden

When does lavender bloom in Spain?

In France, lavender flowers from mid-June to mid-July. This is when large fields of mostly lavandin bloom. But did you know that true lavender – Lavandula angustfolia – often flowers already from May? Our lavender garden is at 1200 metres in Andalusia, Spain, and here the lavender is already in bloom. I can imagine that lower down the lavender blooms even earlier. Flowering season has started!

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wood you can put on a Biomeiler

Biomeiler against fire and for free heat and compost

This winter we had a fire in the Alpujarras. That was pretty new. In the summer, there were five fires not far from us, but now also in winter. Moreover, there was a storm so strong that the fire spread wildly and the helicopter could not extinguish it at first. Nature is getting drier and the risk of fire is increasing. One of the projects that has been on my list for a while is to build a biomeiler. This is a perfect solution for excess and flammable (pruning) wood, and you also get free compost and CO2-neutral heat.

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Cleaning sheep’s wool that no one wants

Sheep’s wool is a beautiful material, but unfortunately in general it scores poorly on animal friendliness and environment. Positive is that it doesn’t contain any plastics and it stays warm en beautifull a very long time. Against this background, it’s pretty crazy that the shepherd in my neighbourhood can’t get rid of his wool. He has a shed full of it and nobody wants it. The waste of wool less than a kilometre away wouldn’t let go of me. Most […]

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