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garden projects How to lay a slab path Lay a decked pathway video projectBuild a compost binBuild a raised bed
and drawn. 3 strawberry plants (pot-grown or lifted from the garden)Large pot or hanging basketMulti-purpose compostJanuary - April20 minutes harvest May - JunePlant two or three strawberry plants in a hanging basket or large pot of multi-purpose compost
Birds not only use water to drink, but they also bathe in it, helping them fluff up their feathers to insulate themselves against the cold. Experts have also found that clean birds are more streamlined, so can escape from predators quickly. Our bird bath is elevated, which will o...
many varieties and types to choose from, and, with patience, you can even develop your own from seed.Every visit to a garden centre or spring flower show usually results in the purchase of an auricula (or six). We were once lucky enough to be given a
can damage their leaves.More acer projectsPlant acer and ajuga in a containerDeal with acer tar spotBrowse acer varietiesAdd autumn colour to your garden
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to grow acid-loving South African proteas, with tips on positioning, growing medium, feeding and watering.springhalf an hourMore on container gardeningBrowse our collection of pot and container recipes View our
Make a bee-lineGreat flowers start with pollination, and for that you need bees. Find out how to get the busiest garden insects to work for you.How to... make a bee hotelGardens are extremely important for bumblebees, and vice versa. Bees need
for you, work out the most practical and comfortable height before you start building.More garden DIY projectsLay a path, with video advice from Monty Don.Lay your own patio.Build a raised bed.Construct a wooden planterChoose plants by flower colour
These pretty outdoor tea light holders are made from birch logs, which you can often obtain from tree surgeons. The best size to go for is around 10cm in diameter, which is ideal for holding a tea light. Choose different heights for your tea light holders, to emphasize their rust...
and limit algal growth.More on garden ponds and water featuresGrowing marginal plants in a container, with Chris BeardshawChris Beardshaw on maintaining a healthy pondCreating a summer patio pondMaking a bubbling water feature