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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
garden projects How to lay a slab path Lay a decked pathway video projectBuild a compost binBuild a raised bed
Birds not only use water to drink, but they also bathe in it, helping them fluff up their feathers to insulate themselves against the cold. Experts have also found that clean birds are more streamlined, so can escape from predators quickly. Our bird bath is elevated, which will o...
and drawn. 3 strawberry plants (pot-grown or lifted from the garden)Large pot or hanging basketMulti-purpose compostJanuary - April20 minutes harvest May - JunePlant two or three strawberry plants in a hanging basket or large pot of multi-purpose compost
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to grow acid-loving South African proteas, with tips on positioning, growing medium, feeding and watering.springhalf an hourMore on container gardeningBrowse our collection of pot and container recipes View our
many varieties and types to choose from, and, with patience, you can even develop your own from seed.Every visit to a garden centre or spring flower show usually results in the purchase of an auricula (or six). We were once lucky enough to be given a
can damage their leaves.More acer projectsPlant acer and ajuga in a containerDeal with acer tar spotBrowse acer varietiesAdd autumn colour to your garden
Make a bee-lineGreat flowers start with pollination, and for that you need bees. Find out how to get the busiest garden insects to work for you.How to... make a bee hotelGardens are extremely important for bumblebees, and vice versa. Bees need
Monty Don offers video guidance on repotting a star jasmine, with advice on retaining moisture and limiting root disturbance.summerMore planting advicePotting up plantsGrowing hippeastrumPlanting marsh orchids in bordersPotting on sweet peasBrowse a selection of jasmine plantsVie...
for you, work out the most practical and comfortable height before you start building.More garden DIY projectsLay a path, with video advice from Monty Don.Lay your own patio.Build a raised bed.Construct a wooden planterChoose plants by flower colour