Easy and creative garden projects to tackle this weekend

In more exposed positions, these tall, showy blooms may need a little support.

Stick a 75cm long bamboo cane into the ground next to the flower tip and loosely tie the stem to the cane to keep the flowers tall.

Pool Ideas

This weekend, why not create a small potted pond? Any container that can be modified to hold water will do. Cover any drainage holes with plastic (for example, a section of a plastic milk bottle) and use exterior silicone sealant around the plastic to form a tight seal

You will be amazed at how quickly nature moves once a few pond plants are in place. It’s a great trial for kids, and the RSPB has a guide to help: visit rspb.org.uk and search for “Create a mini pond”.

Two garden projects to plan

Water well

Quite often in June most of the planting is finished and dusted which means there is a lot at stake if we have dry weather. Make sure anything recently planted is well watered for about a month. Watering early in the morning or late in the evening is ideal to avoid excessive moisture loss through evaporation.

Don’t let all that hard work growing your plants go to waste by not continuing that nurturing relationship once the young plants have emerged into the “real world”.