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fences, which you can get in pretty much every garden centre and DIY shed. They vary in quality, so pay as much as you can afford and try to avoid the very orange ones (that look as if they have been dipped in fake tan). Personally, I prefer closeboard
Make sure your greenhouse ventilation is constantly regulated during hot summer months, whether you're at home or not, by installing an automatic vent opener. Readily available, they're quick and easy to install, so heat-stressed plants will be a thing of the past.GreenhouseAutom...
Building your own polytunnel from a kit can save you hundreds of pounds in construction costs. All you need are some basic DIY skills and some willing helpers - four people is ideal.Before assembling your kit, ensure the site is level. If your site
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 beds
Monty Don shows you how to lay a long-lasting decked pathway using sustainable materials.all year roundMore DIY ideas for your gardenHow to lay a slab pathway.How to construct a wooden planter.How to make a pebble mosaic path.How to build a raised
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
Making a bird box couldn't be simpler and is one of the best ways of attracting birds into your garden. This project uses a single piece of wood, costing just a couple of pounds, cut into six sections. Make sure you site your nesting box high up
Making your own pots from paper will save you money, and reduce the amount of plastic you use in your garden and greenhouse. Newspaper pots are completely biodegradable, so when plants are growing strongly and ready to go outside, the whole pot can
Buying a greenhouse structure from a supplier, then assembling it yourself can save you more than £300 on construction costs - and the bigger the structure, the more you'll save. On top of building costs, you'll be saving on ground levelling, building foundations or laying paths ...
Follow Monty's step-by-step video guide to laying an alpine garden path and making alpine beds using membrane and gravel.spring - autumnMore advice on growing alpinesWatch Monty Don make an alpine sandboxPlant alpines in a pot with Rachel de Thame