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Job of the week

Build a compost bin

Start adding homemade compost to your soil and you'll not only enjoy watching your garden thrive and flourish but you'll also have the satisfaction of seeing your kitchen waste get recycled too. In just five easy steps, we'll show you how to create a simple, economical container to get your heap going.

Takes just 1 day

Flowers

Step 2
  • Take cuttings from delphiniums
  • Wash off greenfly from shoot tips with soapy water
  • Feed rhododendrons, azaleas, pieris and camellias

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Cover rows of strawberries with cloches
  • Plant early potatoes outside in rows
  • Spray fruit trees and bushes with fungicide

Greenhouse

Step 4
  • Plant up bulbs, corms and tubers
  • Sow coleus and other houseplants
  • Watch out for pests

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Move plants from greenhouse to cold frame
  • Dig out new ponds and water features
  • Clean and sharpen secateurs and garden knives