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Learn how to build a raised bed by following Monty and Chris's step-by-step video demonstration, with information on the benefits of for those with heavy soil or poor drainage.all-year-roundMore garden DIY projectsMore on building raised bedsMonty's video advice on laying a slab...
Watch Sarah Raven's step-by-step video guide to growing salad leaves in guttering indoors, to give seedlings a good start before transplanting them outdoors.OctoberMore advice on growing saladRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing salad leavesVideo advice on growing salad leaves ...
Learn how to improve the condition of your soil by sowing rye seeds to create green manure, with Monty Don's video demonstration and advice.summer and autumnMore advice on improving soilHow to mulch beds and bordersFeeding plantsImproving soilMaking a soil sieve
the ground level.Dig a trench, 30cm wide by 20cm deep, and part fill with soil down its length to make a mound 10cm high. Take the asparagus crowns and sit them 30cm apart on top of the mound, spreading the roots on either side. Cover the crowns with 5cm
Stand the log for the boot scraper upright and saw off a third, cutting vertically down to make a flat surface.Stand the larger piece of wood on its flat side and saw two parallel lines about 10cm deep along its length. They should be a few millimetres apart
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
be shaded in summer but not too sheltered from the rain.Weed-smothering membraneChicken wireFour tree stakesHammerRubber malletWire or twineautumnan hourCut a piece of weed-smothering membrane to about 1m², allowing a little extra at the edges to tuck around
Winter is a good time to clean, tidy and reorganise your greenhouse. Remove all the clutter, clean the glass to maximise light levels, and create an ordered working environment in time for the season ahead. BroomBucketDisinfectantGlass cleanerLong handled spongeScouring spongewi...
Learn how to hoe your vegetable patch effectively with advice and a practical demonstration from Monty Don. Find out about tool sharpening and how frequently to hoe your plot. all year roundMore advice on common garden tasksWeeding by hand
Carol Klein demonstrates how to add mulch to beds and borders to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plants.spring and autumnCarolMore ways to improve soilImproving soil with green manure.How to feed plants.Improving your soil.Making a soil sieve.