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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...
the plastic after you've finished spraying.Glass jarsCardSticky-backed plasticGlass-frosting sprayTea lightsall year round20 minutesMake a template out of card and use it to draw on the reverse side of the sticky-backed plastic. Cut out the plastic shapes
the end section as you will need to use it later.Make a sloping roof by measuring 3cm down from the top front corner of each side of the box and drawing a straight line from there to the top back corner. Cut along each line, using a handsaw.Cut off two 1.5
.Mould the triangles into a shape resembling half a funnel - it helps to form it around a small flowerpot. Pinch the bottom edges together and leave a 1.5cm flap at each side, which will be used to attach the pocket to the lead-covered board.Lay the lead-wrapped board
. The structure can be as small or tall as you like, although a minimum of about 1m high is best for the most lightweight climbers. If you plan to extend the height beyond this, then increase the depth of the supporting timber base.Piece of timber measuring 15cm
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 container, with Chris Beardsha...
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