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my car has a big boot and I can remove the rear row of seats to fit it pots of tomatoes and crops, summer bedding, compost, plant supports and much more.That's the joy of this show – bringing the pages of Gardeners' World magazine to life to both
raised bed, as you need to consider drainage issues and the additional weight put on the shed. But it can be done without buying expensive kits. And, while the plants won't put on much growth before spring, I think the roof looks great. The shed has
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Shade can be a nightmare if your heart is set on growing summer bedding, fruit and veg, or Mediterranean plants, which need direct sun to flourish. But there are plenty of beautiful plants which thrive in shady conditions.Many people imagine
Africa, restios are used to the cold but not the wet, so beware waterlogged soil. Growing them in a raised bed is a good option, while some of the shorter varieties would be happy in big pots. Unless you live in a sheltered spot, it's advisable to protect
crops and bedding plants cleared and composted, and soil roughly turned to incorporate manure. Then there’s fruit pruning to be done, but that’s a job to tackle with some winter sun on your back. Yes, November’s a busy month, so I’m wrapping up warm
to look forward to, and get me through this cold winter.In addition to all these jobs, there are still more leaves to rake up, old crops to clear and compost, veg beds to dig over, and then winter pruning to start...Now, what have I missed?
the space better. A series of troughs hung from trellises, for example, might work well, or I could just build beds into them. They'd be made of stone, of course, and top-dressed with guinea pig manure for the ultimate homage to the Incas.
along the lines of "it is nice to have guests once in a while, but I wish he'd go home now, I'd like to get to bed."
by the nocturnal ticking, but it was a tad irritating trying to get to sleep the first couple of nights with this amorous percussion going on all around us. A few times I got out of bed and banged on the wooden rafters with a shoe. It shut them up for a few minutes