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1 HOUR to make a difference

If time is short, focus on one satisfying task – and the rest of the garden can wait

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If you don’t already own a compost bin, now’s the moment to set one up. A natural fertiliser and soil enricher, compost feeds your plants and improves your earth’s structure, and making it at home saves trips to the dump. Best of all, it’s free, so forking it over your beds is hugely satisfying. Simple flat-pack wooden bins are available online (primrose.co.uk has a planked version for less than £30) or you can knock one up out of pallets. In tight spaces, opt for a lidded plastic one (eg Garden Easy compost bin, £29.99, clasohlson.com).

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