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Job of the week

Make a bug box

Encourage helpful insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and bees into your garden by building them their own bug box. Giving them somewhere to shelter or hibernate, this simple to build home is perfect for gardeners who want to look after the wildlife in their garden and boost the balance between beneficial insects and pests.

Takes just 2 hours


Step 2
  • Tie in young delphinium growth to plant supports
  • Sow hardy annual flowers directly into beds
  • Start to spray roses that are vulnerable to disease

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Plant herbs in decorative pots
  • Pull up soil around the developing shoots of early potatoes
  • Start sowing salad crops at regular 3-4 week intervals


Step 4
  • Plant up containers with summer bedding
  • Sow French and runner beans in pots
  • Put up greenhouse shade netting if it's sunny and hot

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Mow lawns regularly
  • Treat problem weeds
  • Tidy up hedges