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By Jenny Hendy

Shameless shortcuts for a very good backyard super-fast Love being within the backyard yet no longer a fan of spending the complete weekend making it glance excellent? if that is so, then 30 Minute Gardening is simply the publication you have been trying to find. this can have you ever sitting down having fun with a drink at the patio after simply half-hour of enjoyable, guilt-free gardening. Packed filled with shameless shortcuts and functional guidance and ideas that experience fast influence, all of the information is damaged down into uncomplicated steps and imagine sequences together with 122 initiatives on developing attractive borders, excellent patio pots and the way to maintain your salad becoming all summer season. 30 Minute Gardening is the correct rescue treatment for somebody who loves gardening yet has little time on their fingers. it is all approximately the way to have a neat backyard, a good looking backyard, a effective garden...and nonetheless have a existence.

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IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME F Clear away weeds The gaps between paving slabs offer a tempting home to weeds and moss. You can apply special path weedkiller, but if you are an organic gardener, use a trowel to scrape out unwelcome plants. F Brighten up woodwork If you have fencing or trellis around your patio, give it a good brush down to remove any dirt, then apply a new coat of woodstain, or perhaps even a coloured wood paint to brighten up the area. 40 REL A XED PATIOS Mosaic tile YOU WILL NEED 30cm (12in) square paving slab or tile made from concrete, natural stone, or ceramic Ruler/tape measure 1 tub of exterior-quality waterproof tile grout Flexible grout spreader or palette knife Long nail or pencil 1 bag each of green and blue glass or acrylic beads Piece of old cloth 1Apply grout to the tile Use the flexible grout spreader to apply an even layer of grout to the slab or tile.

And whether you lean towards cottage-garden charm or prefer a more contemporary look, you can even overcome tricky conditions by knowing which are the right plants to use. Plus, there are quick and easy ways to revitalize flagging displays and create a border from scratch. 44 BEAUTIFUL BORDERS Spring makeover Carry out your makeover in stages using the weather and signs of new growth as your guide. Some jobs like mulching, or pruning tough deciduous shrubs like bush roses, can be done very early on provided it isn't frosty.

186–187) SUMMER MAKEOVER 49 PEST PATROL Rub off aphids from shoot tips and flower buds. Hand-pick caterpillars and make torch-lit patrols for slugs and snails. Destroy lily beetles (pictured), and vine weevil adults (use biological control for larvae). DEAD-HEAD Remove faded flowers of annuals and tender perennials using thumb and forefinger or flower scissors. For tougher stems like roses, use secateurs, cutting just above a bud. WATER WISE Restrict watering to recent plantings, including ones put in the previous autumn through to spring as these might not have a big enough root system yet to deal with summer dryness.

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