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Amateur Gardening - - Pick Of The Very Best -

■ Cre­ate a con­tainer pond in an old zinc bath (recla­ma­tion yards are good sources). Fill with wa­ter, then add some stones and aquatic plants like Equise­tum and Iris pseu­da­corus.

■ Jazz up tired ter­ra­cotta pots with a cou­ple of coats of ma­sonry paint.

■ Make plant la­bels from of­f­cuts of wood. Paint white then use an artist’s brush and black paint to write the names of your plants.

■ Lift some slabs to cre­ate plant­ing pock­ets in a pa­tio. Add com­post and plant with sun-lovers like thyme; they’ll ap­pre­ci­ate the good drainage.

Turn a zinc bath into a con­tainer pond

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