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or even to hide an unpleasant view. Stretched over the beams of a pergola it makes a shady roof.More garden DIY projectsMake a spiral supportCreate a lead wall planterConstruct a metal obeliskHow to make willow edging
Streptocarpus is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Summer is the best time to do it, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting growth. You don't need a lot of kit - just a pot filled with sieved compost, a plastic bag, a piece of string and a good sharp knife. Plastic potsSee...
it to the back board using screws.Paint the nest with a dark, water-based paint and finish with a coat of waterproof PVA glue.More on creating nest boxes for garden birdsMake a bird boxInstall a nest-box cameraBuilding a bird raft video projectAdd a green roof
If your shed has become a dumping ground and you've run out of space to store your gardening equipment, then it's time to take action. Follow our guide to clearing, cleaning and repairing your shed and making it secure.Tool rackWooden shelving units
up the water during warm weather.AdamTry mixing shells with the pebbles for a seaside effect.More creative garden DIY projectsBuilding a bamboo water hammerCreating a mini-pondMaking willow edgingBuilding a wooden planter
of ponds in the wider countryside. So, gardeners can do their bit by creating their own wildlife pond, which will also look great and provide a year-round focal point.Make a start by marking out the position on the ground. Use a garden hose for an informal
reservoir topped up during the hot summer months.Enhance the hammer with Japanese-style plants: bamboos, ferns, grasses and perhaps an acer.More creative garden DIY projectsCreating a mini-pondConstructing a wooden planterMaking willow edgingMaking a spiral
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will have turned into fine, dark leaf mould. Use it as a seed-sowing medium or mixed with equal parts of fine garden compost, loam and sharp sand for potting.Before you build your leaf heap, choose a position that's out of sight but easy to get at. It should
Old stone sinks make perfect containers for alpines, but they're hard to come by. You can easily make your own concrete lookalike; all you need are two strong cardboard boxes. One should fit inside the other, leaving a gap of around 5cm. Simply make a mould from the cardboard box...