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the look.Add extra soil to one side of the hole to create a long, sloping marginal shelf. Firm this down using your heels to make sure it is compacted, then rake level.Check the depth of your marginal shelf with your potted aquatic plants. The surrounding
then run the mower up and down to collect them (thanks by the way, to my son Luke, 11, for taking the photo). The great thing about using a mower rather than simply raking them up is that they get chopped up in the process. I remember the late Geoff
queen wasp making a nest in the shed. Much as I like wasps, and no matter how long I bang on about them being 'the gardener's friends' - helpful, interesting and attractive - I can't have a nest of 10 thousand of them guarding the rakes and spades
perfect. Other indispensible tools include my plastic leaf rake that is excellent for leaves, borders and paths. Much better than the wire tined version.A large plastic dustbin. Perfect for hedge clippings, rose prunings and anything else (provided
It's that time of year again when sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea and a seed catalogue is much more inviting than going outside and cleaning the greenhouse, raking up leaves or - as I found last Sunday - removing diseased, mummified plums from
to look forward to, and get me through this cold winter.In addition to all these jobs, there are still more leaves to rake up, old crops to clear and compost, veg beds to dig over, and then winter pruning to start...Now, what have I missed?
x100mm, wacker plate, cement mixer, shovel, wheelbarrow, rake, string, wooden pegs, pole, pointing and rendering trowels, bolster chisel, rubber mallet, hawk, spirit level, hammer, sponge, washing-up liquid, line-marking spray paint, masonry paint