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March - April30 minutesPrimula veris x5Wood anemone, Anemone blanda x650cm trough25 litres of peat-free, multi-purpose compostBroken crocks or polystyreneWater-retaining gelAdd crocks to the trough to improve drainage, then fill it two-thirds full of compost
to 2cm below the rim, pushing it down firmly with your fingers as you go. Water in well and allow the basket to drain before transferring it to its bracket.AdamIf you are an organic gardener, add pelleted chicken manure. This will release nutrients
AstilbesAstrantiasBegoniasCrocosmiasEuphorbiasFernsFuchsiasGrassesHardy geraniumsHelleboresHydrangeasJapanese anemonesLady's mantleLavendersLilium henryiPelargoniumsPenstemonsRosesSedums20 top slug-beatersDon't overfeed young plants in spring, as this only encourages soft growth, which slugs love to eat.Top tips for foiling
Watch how to lay turf and establish a vigorous lawn with Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw's video advice, as they turf a garden area at Berryfields.spring or autumnMore lawn care adviceHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to renovate a lawnHow to lay turfHow to repair a lawn patchBrows...
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with your fingers.Spread a layer of colourful pebbles over the compost as a finishing touch. Avoid using limestone or shells, which could leach calcium into the soil and turn the leaves yellow.Water thoroughly using rainwater to settle the compost around
Follow our step-by-step video guide to planting a young apple tree to give it the best chance of thriving. Monty, Chris and Sarah explain how to prepare the hole, with tips on watering, mulching and staking.spring or autumnMore advice on growing
the tomatoes will ripen well.To help reduce its weight, fill the bottom of the basket with polystyrene chunks. Top up with compost. Plant the black-eyed Susan and tomato plant near the edge, and tuck the parsley between them.Water daily - or twice a day
Any plant that grows either completely submerged in, or with leaves and flowers emerging from, water. It may be rooted in the soil or compost under water, or be free floating.
Refers to water collected and distributed via irrigation trenches located beneath the surface of garden beds.