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How to Install Deck Steps

How to Install Deck Steps

Install deck steps to solve a height difference

How to Grow Spices

How to Grow Spices

While spices may seem an overly ambitious addition to the garden, those spices related to ginger, such as cardamom, galangal and turmeric, can be grown in many warmer districts. Other spices can be grown easily in regions with tropical climates. The plants can add great beauty to the garden, while the intensely fresh fragrance and flavour will be a revelation to the cook.

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6 best screening hedge plant

Plant any of these varieties for a hedge that will block out the neighbours and provide privacy

How to Grow Apricots

How to Grow Apricots

Apricots were cultivated in China from about 2000 BCE and have since spread around the world. Today, the famous apricot belt stretches from Turkey to Turkestan via Iran, but any place with a Mediterranean climate of dry hot summers and cool winters will suit the apricot admirably.

How to Grow Sunflowers

How to Grow Sunflowers

Here are some tips for planting and growing sunflowers.

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes isn't rocket science, so why not give it a go? Get plenty of useful tips on how to grow tomato plants

How to Plant Vegetables in Pots

How to Plant Vegetables in Pots

Grow edible plants anywhere with enough sunlight

Building Steps Into a Slope

Building Steps Into a Slope

Roughly shape the slope before you start building the steps. If it is steep, remove some of the soil. On an irregular slope, build up where necessary with additional soil

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Build a Retaining Wall using Concrete Blocks

Masonry retaining walls are built with a reinforced concrete base as an anchor and a wall of hollow concrete blocks reinforced with 12mm steel bars.

How to Grow Brussel Sprouts

How to Grow Brussel Sprouts

This hardy vegetable is rich in vitamin C and will provide a crop during autumn and winter if early and late varieties are planted.

Build Timber Covers for Wheelie Bins

Build Timber Covers for Wheelie Bins

Keep wheelie bins accessible but tucked away with a timber cover.

How to stain a table

How to stain a table

DIY step-by-step guide on how to stain a table

How to Grow Capsicums and Chillies

How to Grow Capsicums and Chillies

Peppers have been part of the cooking of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Asia for so long that many believe the plants are native to those areas

How to Grow Cherries

How to Grow Cherries

Many sweet cherry trees require a great deal of space, so unless you have a large garden, look for a cherry tree grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock.

Ultimate DIY Workbench

Ultimate DIY Workbench

It's a dream with lights, extra powerpoints plus slide-out space and even a dust extraction system

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