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.I find it difficult to give hard landscaping advice on a blog because everybody has different ideas and requirements. But here are some basic, bossy design rules for terraces, patios and seating areas (whatever you wish to call them):The biggest mistake I
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...
Two years, I felt the need to grow a local, native plant in my garden. I gathered rosehips from a field rose at the edge of a nearby canal, soaked them in water and sowed the seed in coarse compost.The pots sat in a corner of my patio, doing nothing
novice veg growers make is to take on too much. When you are short of free time, restrict yourself to a small salad patch, a raised bed or some tubs of veg on the patio watered by a home-made irrigation system. Few of us have time to grow absolutely
the soil deeply and adding organic matter to the surface, veg can safely be planted at two-thirds’ normal spacing with no paths between rows, so you pack lots into the space. You can also use large patio containers for certain crops, or create a decorative
such as peppers, chillies and aubergines do best in a greenhouse, they'll grow well in tubs on a sunny, sheltered patio.Learn more about growing four money-saving veg crops, below.This trendy veg is a great bet as you can rarely buy it in the shops. cook