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the roots of your fruit bush.Tip plenty of garden compost into the hole and fork it deep into the soil.Sprinkle a handful of fertiliser in the hole and fork it into the soil.Spread the roots of the blackcurrant bush out evenly across the hole area, teasing
, make sure the compost around the seedling is moist by standing pots in trays of water for an hour before planting. This will help roots establish quickly.Use a garden line to keep rows straight when planting. Take out a hole large enough to accommodate
You can create a wildlife corner in eventhe smallest garden, and it doesn't have to be a patch of unmown grass or a scrambling scrub thicket. A single, large container will suffice, containing plants to attract bees, butterflies, hoverflies
Watch Monty Don, as he plants and trains a nectarine tree up against a fence, using wires and tensioners. With tips on mixing compost and protecting trees from frost damage.springMore advice on growing fruitGrowing citrus plants.Planting a fig tree.Growing a kiwi plant.Summer pr...
is, to a large extent, the result of gardening habits. The more bird-friendly the garden, the more birds it will support.As we and the birds enjoy the summer sunshine, autumn and winter (when food is more scarce) are only a couple of months away
Rachel de Thame shares her tips for planting up low-growing alpines with loam-based compost, sharp sand and horticultural grit.spring or autumnMore advice on growing alpinesPlanting alpines in a potMaking an alpine pathCreating an alpine pebble displayMaking an alpine container d...
Our gardens our becoming increasingly important places for wild animals and especially birds. By providing a regular supply of food and water, we can help birds survive the challenging winter months, when they can struggle to survive.One way you can
.AdamKitchen scraps are great to use in the fat cakes but don't use anything too salty. Never use salted peanuts or very salty bacon.Attracting birds to your gardenMake a nesting area for birds on a pond, video projectInstall a window bird feederBirds and Bird Feeders
Follow Chris Beardshaw's advice on helping garden birds in spring. He explains the different feeding requirements of young and adult birds, how birds can help with pest control and offers tips on positioning nesting boxes.springMore on garden birds
Learn how to improve the quality of your lawn with Monty's video advice, including demonstrations of how to scarify, aerate and fill in holes left by moss.autumn and springMore advice on lawn careHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to repair a lawn patchHow to mow a lawn effectivel...