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Job of the week

Make a bird house

A nesting box is a great way of attracting birds into your garden in the spring and summer. It not only gives you the pleasure of watching them but also gives the birds a home close to plenty of garden insects to feast upon. Well constructed, the box should last for years and provide a cosy home for generations of birds.

Takes just 2 hours


Step 2
  • Cut late-summer-flowering clematis
  • Divide congested perennials after flowering
  • Plant bare-rooted roses

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Wrap grease bands around fruit trees
  • Plant out garlic or start growing cloves in pots
  • Clear away old crops and dig over the ground


Step 4
  • Insulate your greenhouse
  • Bring tender plants under cover
  • Sow sweet peas in deep pots

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Add old crops and bedding to the compost heap
  • Spike lawns then brush grit into the holes
  • Collect seeds from beans and sweet peas to sow next year