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Discover how to renovate a lawn with Monty Don's video project on preparing soil by digging, forking and raking before laying the turf.spring or autumnMore lawn care adviceHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to repair a lawn patchHow to mow a lawn effectivelyHow to cut a clean lawn...
Our gardens our becoming increasingly important places for wild animals and especially birds. By providing a regular supply of food and water, we can help birds survive the challenging winter months, when they can struggle to survive.One way you can
of timber, with alternating joints, until the raised section of the planter is four layers deep.AdamTo protect the wood, line the planter inside with plastic, fixing it with small nails. Make drainage holes before filling it with compost.More practical
.AdamKitchen scraps are great to use in the fat cakes but don't use anything too salty. Never use salted peanuts or very salty bacon.Attracting birds to your gardenMake a nesting area for birds on a pond, video projectInstall a window bird feederBirds and Bird Feeders
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
Pruning and cutting back is important if your plants are to give their best display or crop, and to prevent them outgrowing their space. Most woody ornamental plants are best pruned in the dormant season or, if they are spring flowering, as soon as the flowers begin to fade. Most...
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.
Discover how to create and maintain acid soil conditions for growing blueberries and cranberries, with Chris Beardshaw's step-by-step video advice.summerMore advice on growing fruitGrowing early strawberriesRaising new strawberry plantsHow to plant a blackcurrant bushVideo advice...
Planted with succulents, such as sempervivum, a smart slate trough looks good all year round. The soft grey and worn, uneven edges of reclaimed roof slates are the perfect foil for the fleshy plants.Two large or four small reclaimed roof slates
to its proper place in the greenhouse.More on greenhouse gardeningAdvice on gardening under glass.How to fit an automatic greenhouse vent opener.Learn how to sow seeds indoors.Browse our collection of tender plants.