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Fitting guttering and installing water butts to catch the rain is a great way to store this precious natural resource. Keeping crops going through the summer requires plenty of water, so it pays to have a good supply close by. Guttering is fairly cheap to buy from any DIY store a...
it to stand for a week, to allow the chlorine to evaporate.When filled, trim liner and underlay together leaving 10-15cm of overlap. Fold over the corners ready to fix on the planks.Lay lengths of decking over the four edges of the pond, parallel to the sides
will have turned into fine, dark leaf mould. Use it as a seed-sowing medium or mixed with equal parts of fine garden compost, loam and sharp sand for potting.Before you build your leaf heap, choose a position that's out of sight but easy to get at. It should
and plants. Hardcore material, building sand, cement, cement mixer (optional)Paving, pavioursShovel, rake, wheelbarrowWooden pegs, hammer, spirit level, plank of wood, wacker plateRubber malletBolster chiselPointing trowelall year rounda weekendClear the area
to your hand to building a raised bed or a wooden planter?Barbecue grill setBricks, brick setts, sand, cementSpirit level, shovel, trowelPaving slabLength of hosepipespring - summer1 daysummerLay out the first level of bricks for the barbecue using
Create a haven and nesting area for garden birds, by watching Monty's guide to making a bird raft for the Berryfields pond.all year roundAttracting birds and wildlife into your gardenHow to make a bird boxInstalling a window bird feederMaking fat cakes for birdsWildlife friendly ...
sturdy wooden stakesSledgehammerBow sawStrong wireall year round1 dayClear the area where you're going to put the compost bin and, if necessary, level the ground using a spade or a rake.Take a pallet and stand it on its long edge to form the back edge
.If you're looking for further DIY inspiration, then watch our video on building a decked pathway, or consult our practical project on creating a patio.Hardcore: 850kg bag granular sub base MOT Type 1, 850kg bag sand, 25kg bag cement, breeze blocks 440x215
and are inexpensive.3.9m scaffolding planks, 3.7cm thick, x 2SoilOrganic matterPliersHand sawJigsawTape measureRulerautumn - winterRemove the metal banding from the ends of the planks with pliers.Using a hand saw, cut each board in two to give one 2.3m and one 1.6m