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.Until the weather improves this activity raises my spirits. I even wonder if I should start growing that brown rice myself...
aluminium foil sheets around the plants, in the hope that they will help to reflect light back on the seedlings and improve their chances of growing into healthy plants.I can never find a decent, slimline dibber, so use a blunt pencil instead. I find
nigrescensLarge, glazed containerCrocksPebbles or gravelLoam-based compostChoose a container that suits the shape of your plant and put crocks in the base for drainage.Add a layer of pebbles or gravel to improve drainage and add weight in order to stabilise
March - June30 minutesPink bellis daisies x6Ivy x2Terracotta pot 25cm diameterPeat-free, multipurpose compostWater-retaining gelPlace a layer of crocks in the bottom of the pot to improve drainage.Fill the pot two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost and mix
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
condition - and you'll also save yourself some pennies when it comes to the annual service.Mow lawns and trim new edgesDig compost into borders to improve water retention Add copper rings to pots to protect plants from slugs and snailsAround the garden
towpaths. Guerrilla gardeners range from those who do not have gardens of their own, who want to improve the look of the local area, to those who want to make a political statement, such as the planting up of a protest camp in Parliament Square. Technically
.A score of 80 and above earns you the coveted title of 'Wildlife Champion', while anything below 60 indicates room for improvement. It's bit of fun and not to be taken too seriously, and we're not suggesting that your garden is bad for wildlife if you have
years.So what can we do as gardeners? Give up?Well, the first thing to remember is that you can’t do anything now. Don’t walk on your lawns and borders, as the soil is far too wet to work and you’ll do more harm than good trying. Once conditions improve
for the following year.More on growing asparagusAsparagus beetle blog, by Richard Jones.How to improve your soil.Weed by hand video project.