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good compostMake a soil sieveVideo project on how to improve soil with green manureBrowse plants by soil conditionsBrowse a variety of hardy annual plants
on their own to make perfect compost. Most piles have too much nitrogen, especially if the main source is from grass cuttings and kitchen waste - the result is an evil-smelling sludge. Equally, an excess of carbon will significantly slow down the composting
Liquid fertilisers are a great way to nourish your plants, providing nutrients in a readily available form, so they're quickly absorbed. There are many chemical fertilisers that will do the job but, by making your own using comfrey leaves, you
Create a haven and nesting area for garden birds, by watching Monty's guide to making a bird raft for the Berryfields pond.all year roundAttracting birds and wildlife into your gardenHow to make a bird boxInstalling a window bird feederMaking fat
and rosehipsMaking Christmas candlesMake a Christmas wreath video projectChristmas pansy container project
of the compost bin. Push a stake through the two layers of the pallet at either end, using a sledgehammer to drive them firmly into the ground - about 20-30cm deep.Position the remaining two pallets at right angles to the first to make the sides, butting
Carol Klein demonstrates how to add mulch to beds and borders to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plants.spring and autumnCarolMore ways to improve soilImproving soil with green manure.How to feed plants.Improving your soil.Making a soil sieve.
Join Joe Swift as he plants a clematis at the base of a viburnum in the Berryfields garden, and offers planting and mulching tips.May-JuneMore advice on growing climbing plantsPotting on sweet peas, Sarah RavenConstructing a rustic trellisMaking a
.How to plant marginals in a pond video project.My garden pond blog by Richard Jones.Make a mini pond.
Learn how to lay a path, with the help of Monty Don. He demonstrates how to lay slabs on sand and cement with the aid of a spirit level and a grid of pegs, to create a path. all year roundMore garden DIY project ideasHow to lay a decked pathway