By DK Publishing

This publication comprises basic steps to making a stunning kin backyard, from the specialists on the RHS. persist with RHS show-how and information for a family members backyard that appears nice all yr around with the minimal effort and time (whatever measurement it is). Inspirational planting and layout suggestions may also help you rework your family's outdoors dwelling house: from developing enjoyable and engaging play parts to a colourful backyard hearth, ideal for kinfolk gatherings. Get family-friendly effects, even if you're a green-fingered guru or a gardening beginner. For extra step by step gardening recommendation, decide up different titles from this sequence.

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Leave in a fridge until cool and set. 8 For fruit and nut chains, thread a mixture of dried fruit and monkey nuts onto lengths of string using a needle with a large eye and a sharp point. Some peanuts contain a toxin that can kill birds, so buy from a reputable dealer. 7^gY[ddY\VgaVcYcontinued 9 11 Dried or fresh apple rings look attractive and are sought after by robins, thrushes, and wrens. Core and slice an apple, then tie together to create a chain. This is a good use for windfalls that have slightly gone over.

At the same time, remove any stones you come across. 3 Measure the pavers and then, on opposite sides of the area, mark out the measurements with sticks and stretch twine or string between them. Repeat on the other edges, making sure the lines are parallel and perpendicular. 63 2 Use a wooden board – such as a scaffolding plank – to compact the soil, making it more even and easier to lay the paving stones on to. Move it gradually across the area, walking across the board each time it is laid. 4 The squares on which the pavers are going to be laid should be covered with sand to a depth of about 5cm (2in).

3 Spread the stems out and tie to the obelisk. This will need doing regularly as the plant grows. The general rule is to tie tightly around the support and loosely around the plant, to allow stems to expand and thicken. 55 2 Dig a hole a short distance from the structure, larger than the plant’s pot. Add compost to the base of the hole, then position the plant, leaning inwards towards the obelisk. Backfill with soil, firm in place, and water in well. 4 To soften the impact of the new structure, plant around its base.

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