Things to Do
Fun summer jobs and alfresco entertainment
throw a Garden Party
We can’t rely on the weather to play ball, so a gazebo is a great investment and will transform your outside space into a useable ‘room’ – whatever the weather. It’s handy on hot days, too, as it provides a sheltered, shady spot.
update a small space
Try a clever tiered solution on a patio, balcony or deck to make the most of every available inch. Having plants on shelves or ladders also makes them easier to water and maintain, which is ideal for people with bad backs.
create a veggie Patch
Choose a sunny, well-drained spot for your patch and decide whether you want rows in the ground or raised beds. Dig over the soil, fork it and rake until fine. Plan the layout before you sow seeds – either on paper or try quickcrop.co.uk/growmatic and position plants you need to harvest regularly somewhere accessible. Visit growveg.co.uk/ guides/how-to-plan-a-vegetablegarden-a-step-by-step-guide for a detailed plan to start you off.