Gar­den Shed

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Now’s a good time to dig a wildlife pond or re­ju­ve­nate an ex­ist­ing over­grown pond by re­mov­ing and re­plant­ing bas­kets, tak­ing care not to dis­turb any toad or frogspawn.

Now you can buy ten­der bed­ding and veg­etable seedlings, ready for prick­ing out into trays to be grown on in a green­house or on a warm win­dowsill un­til they’re big and tough enough to be planted in the gar­den once fear of frost has passed.

Mulch around the sprawl­ing plants, like dead net­tles or Lamium White Nancy and Sil­ver Bea­con, to en­cour­age them to fix loose stems into the soil with tiny roots. They’ll cre­ate a tight-knit, ground-hug­ging mat that will help trap mois­ture in the soil.

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