Scientifically, composting is defined as the biological decomposition of organic wastes under controlled conditions. Good compost is made by following simple rules. One needs materials, assembled in the correct proportion; aeration; water (being careful not to over water); and heat or earthworms.
Here’s just the thing for lounging around on while you read your favourite gardening magazine. After a shopping trip to Builders, construct this swing chair in stages, first make the basic frame, then attach the sides, seat, back and, finally, the armrests. You could hang the swing from a huge tree with accommodating branches, or […]
Convert a neglected corner of your courtyard into a prep and wash up area. As long as you have a solid wall, a water supply and somewhere for the water to drain away, this DIY project is for you! Materials 2.2 kg Builders Pride dual crack filler 5 litres Builders Pride white undercoat 5 litres […]
This floating shelf is perfect for any wall. It can be used as a server, or to display a prized collection of plants. This is how you can make one. Materials Shutter board for mould, as follows: Base: 1000 x 500 x 022 mm Front: 1000 x 100 x 022 mm Sides: 520 x 100 […]
Materials 1 bag PPC Cement 2 bags building sand 2 bags river sand 2 m reinforcing wire (Brickforce) 64 fire bricks 24 cobbles Tools Bricklaying trowel Float Builders line Pencil Spirit level Rubber mallet Clever planning during a patio makeover left space for a fire pit – a great place for cooking and for bonfires. […]
A secluded spot, out of direct sunlight, is the perfect place for a garden bench. A well-placed bench invites you to sit and admire your garden and it also acts as a focal point. This concrete bench is made in three separate sections, a seat and two sturdy legs, by moulding the concrete in boxes […]
This small water feature is simple to make and will add the sensory element of running water to a special spot in your garden
Branching Out – A Shelf Inspired by Trees: Inspired by French designer, Olivier Dolle, our DIY Top Team make a shelf for gardening books SHOPPING LIST: Pine battens in the following sizes: 2 x 800 x 145 x 35 mm 1 x 600 x 145 x 35 mm 2 x 400 x 145 x 35 […]
Make a bamboo water feature in six easy steps.
The Top Team was so inspired by Spanish product designer, Alberto Sanchez’ ROOTS gardens that they fired up the welder and designed their own version this month