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Watch how to lay turf and establish a vigorous lawn with Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw's video advice, as they turf a garden area at Berryfields.spring or autumnMore lawn care adviceHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to renovate a lawnHow to lay turfHow to repair a lawn patchBrows...
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
For the boldest, brightest display in a hanging basket choose a large container (no smaller than 35cm) and pack it with plants. But keeping them flowering is thirsty work, so for a really successful show the plants will need plenty of water on a
by the silver leaves of the cascading dichondra, which are even more lustrous in full sun. Water generously - twice a day if it's really hot - and feed regularly to promote new flower growth and ward off mildew in the verbena.May - JuneJune - August30 minutes
March - April30 minutesPrimula veris x5Wood anemone, Anemone blanda x650cm trough25 litres of peat-free, multi-purpose compostBroken crocks or polystyreneWater-retaining gelAdd crocks to the trough to improve drainage, then fill it two-thirds full of compost
.Plant the second basket with the acorus in the same way. Place the bricks in the container, then fill it with water and slowly lower the baskets into the pond.Surround the pond with pots for an eye-catching display. Check regularly for leaves and other bits
slugsTry to water the garden in the morning, rather than the evening, as trails of water over the garden create night-time slug highways. Water at the roots if possible, or dip potted plants in buckets of water.Piles of sweet bran under hostas creates
into the compost? The answer is partly to do with unclean water, such as that from a water butt. By the time rain has washed over the roof, along the guttering and down the drainpipe, and then sat gently festering in the butt, it has often accumulated and ‘brewed
Learn how to ensure a colourful spring border display using wallflowers, in Chris Beardshaw's video guide, with advice on soil conditions and how to avoid fungal infections.autumnFurther inspiration for autumn colourGrowing late-flowering clematisPot up an autumn planter with ast...
with your fingers.Spread a layer of colourful pebbles over the compost as a finishing touch. Avoid using limestone or shells, which could leach calcium into the soil and turn the leaves yellow.Water thoroughly using rainwater to settle the compost around