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it together to form a stiff paste.Using a trowel, place a 2.5cm layer of concrete into the bottom of the larger cardboard box. Ensure the concrete is spread into the corners.Cut a piece of small-gauge wire mesh to fit the bottom of the box. Place it on top
Insulate a coldframe using polystyrene sheeting, with help from Monty Don.autumnMore advice on propagating plantsHow to take root cuttingsCarol Klein's video guide to taking basal cuttingsSarah Raven gives advice on taking dahlia cuttingsTaking summer cuttingsTaking cuttings from...
Made from recycled glass jars, frosted with spray, these pretty garden lanterns are a cheap and easy way to give your garden a magical feel. Keep the design as simple as possible as this makes it easier to cut out the design and to remove
Wood stainExterior glueTwo small hinges and a wooden door knob4m strip of half-round mouldingHammer and sawStanley knifeScrewdriver and four wood screwsall year round3 hoursUsing a hammer, gently tap out one end of the wine box and remove any nails. Keep
and sunny spot, or with pretty campanulas spilling out of the pockets, as here, for a cottage garden in partial shade.Roll of lead, 45cm x 300cm, from any builder's merchantMarine plywood, 30cm x 85cm18 clout nails (large-headed, galvanised nails)3 pots
Toby Buckland shows how to make a plant climbing frame that doubles as a focal point with this simple obelisk, using galvanised garden wire and metal rods. Create an interesting shape by bending the rods and securing them in place with the wire
Joe Swift demonstrates how to introduce fish into a garden pond, having first checked the cleanliness of the water using a pond testing kit. spring to autumnMore on ponds and water featuresHow to grow marginal pond plantsGrowing marginal plants in a
of Shishi Odoshi, or Deer Scare. Traditionally, on entering a Japanese garden, you would wash your hands and take a drink to show purification. Today, just enjoy the quietly relaxing clack of the hammer in action.Water hammerSmall electric pump
Monty Don and Carol Klein demonstrate how to plant alpine plants through a layer of membrane and gravel, with advice on increasing soil drainage.spring or autumnMore on growing alpinesWatch our video guide to making an alpine pathVideo advice on planting alpines in a potCreating ...
and roost in your garden. If you're lucky, they may even give birth and raise their young there, so make sure you site it in a sheltered spot.Plank of rough-sawn untreated wood 120cm x 20cm x 2cm19cm x 4cm long nails and hammer1 x metal eyelet with a 1cm