DIY & How To

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When to Seed a Lawn: Best Time to Sow Grass Seeds in UK

Seeding a lawn is quite simple and can be done from around mid-March to late October. There are a few factors that will influence this timeline, however.

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How Often Should You Weed and Feed Your Lawn in the UK?

One of the great joys of gardening is walking out onto a beautifully green, weed-free lawn. We’re here to talk you through the best times to weed and feed your lawn for optimum results.

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How To Prepare and Plant Up a Flower Pot in 7 Easy Steps

Well-stocked flower pots can look amazing, but do you know how to get one ready for your plants? If you don’t prepare a flower pot correctly, you might end up with some sickly plants.

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How to Build a Flower Pot Fountain

Few things in this world are more relaxing than the sight and sound of trickling water. If you don’t have a garden fountain, why not try building a flower pot fountain?

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17 DIY Flower pot Ideas

We’re all aware of the need to reduce household waste and reuse anything when possible. Here are some fun ideas to transform some of the items in your waste or recycling bin into flower pots.

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How to Make a Hanging Plant Pot Holder

If your windowsills are packed to the brim with young seedlings or you’ve got one houseplant too many, a hanging plant pot holder could be the answer to your plant storage problems.

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How to Build a Flower Pot Tower

Flower pot towers offer gardeners a chance to showcase a colourful array of plants from fuchsias and clematis to sweetpeas and petunias.

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Can You Plant A Cactus In A Flower Pot?

There is an assumption that cacti aren’t very picky when it comes to their planting conditions. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. If you’re wondering how to properly plant and care for a cactus in a flower pot, keep reading.

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10 Winter Hanging Basket Ideas for an Evergreen Look

Take inspiration from our winter hanging basket ideas and plant up a bright and blooming display to last all through the colder months.

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How to Grow and Dry Flowers: 14 Best Plants to Dry

When it comes to choosing flowers for drying you’re spoilt for choice, most flowers can be dried in the right conditions and if well looked after, they can last for years. Here’s our pick of the bunch for drying.

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What Size Flower Pot Do I Need? How to Choose Plant Pots

Choosing a pot for your plants is more than just a matter of looks.  A pot should be the right size for the plant’s root system, a suitable shape, made from quality material and have adequate drainage.

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How to Use an Old Chair as a Flower Pot

It’s often difficult to throw out a much-loved chair but maybe it’s time to accept it’s destined for another purpose. Here are some fun and creative ideas for how to use an old chair as a flower pot.

how to fill a big flower pot
How to Fill a Big Flower Pot in 6 Steps

Big flower pots can eat bag after bag of soil. Soil expenses aside, your pot can also become a burden to move. What you put in the bottom of your flower pot makes all the difference.

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How to Prepare a Flower Pot for Planting

Well-prepared flower pots with good drainage and lining will keep your plants happy. Preparing your pots well will also help to protect them from the elements so you can continue using them year after year.

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Can I Use a Flower Pot Without Drainage Holes?

Have you set your eyes on a stylish ceramic or terracotta plant pot? Make sure to check that it has drainage holes as using a flower pot without them can put your plant at risk.

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How To Make A Wooden Flower Pot in 6 Steps

If you’d like to make your own wooden flower pot at home, this article will help you with the basics. We’ll be discussing the tools and supplies that you’ll need to make a simple, wooden cube planter.

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How To Make A Flower Pot At Home (4 Methods)

If you love creative DIY, this project is just for you! We’ve put together a few ideas for making your own flower pot using different materials. 

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Why Are Mushrooms Growing in My Plant Pot? (It’s NOT Bad)

After a particularly wet winter, you often notice small mushrooms growing on the top of the soil in plant pots. Find out why they are growing in your planter and some suggestions to banish them for good!

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How to Stop Ants Nesting in Plant Pots (& Get Rid of It Safely)

There are a few tricks to removing ants from your plants, let’s look at the most effective ways to get rid of ants’ nest in flower pots.

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How to Paint a Terracotta Flower Pot

Beautifully decorated flower pots are the perfect way to set off your plants but they can be expensive to buy. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to paint a terracotta flower pot and give you some design inspiration!

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How to Make a DIY Flower Pot Stand (15 Easy Ideas)

All plant pots need a solid surface to stand on whether they’re indoors or outdoors. You can make a stand from natural materials, leftover building supplies, unused toys, and even chicken wire.

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How to Decorate a Flower Pot (4 Methods)

Here are some ideas to pep up your plant pots and brighten your patio or windowsill. Release your inner artist and learn how to decorate a flower pot with 4 clever, crafty ideas.

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How to Plant Flowers in a Pot so it Doesn’t Die on You

Planting a flower in a pot is fun and easy. You only need a planter, some potting mix, and the flower you want to grow. Give it some sunshine and water, and your potted flower will bloom.

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4 Materials to Use to Improve Drainage in Potted Plants

Good drainage is extremely important if you want to keep potted plants healthy. Without drainage, plants can develop a whole range of problems.

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How To Water Your Garden In Spring

Watering your garden in spring is not as straightforward as it seems, especially if you live in an area with unpredictable rainfall during this time of year. To understand how much water your garden needs, there are a few things you should be aware of.

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How to Make a DIY Tyre Flower Pot From Recycled Tyres

Re-using tyres to make flower pots in your garden is an excellent use for a resource that is difficult to recycle. Discover new ways of using tyres, how to cut them, what soil to use, and whether they are safe to use as planters.

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How To Build A Tall Planter Box in 6 Steps

Would you like to create a tall planter box for your garden? These planters are perfect for deep-rooted, trailing and larger plants. 

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How to Make an Autumn Wreath in 5 Steps (& Budget Options)

From show-stopping festive door wreaths to more subtle half-decorated vine wreaths, these easy-to-make decorations have never been more popular.

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How to Make a DIY Triangular Planter Box

Triangular planter boxes are very unusual and they’re an easy shape to construct. Triangular planter boxes often seem to be made of wood but there are plenty of ceramic, metal, and plastic versions available too.

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How to Make a DIY Corner Planter Box: Tips & Ideas

Corner box planters can be used indoors and outdoors to fill an under-utilised space with foliage and bright colours. Find out how to make your own.

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How To Build a DIY Plywood Planter Box in 5 Steps

If you’re after a cheap planter box and are up for the challenge of building your own, consider making a plywood planter box.

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How to Make a DIY Square Planter Box and Save Money

Thinking of adding a new planter to your collection? Why not try making a square wooden planter box? They are quite easy to build if you’re thinking of doing it yourself.

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How to Join Rafter of a Gazebo Roof

Building a gazebo roof? It’s crucial to join the rafters of a gazebo roof between themselves and to the posts properly. Read on to find out more.

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How to Build a Square Gazebo Roof (4 Side Pyramid Roof)

In this post, we’ll take you step by step through all the stages of building a four-sided gazebo roof. You don’t have to be an expert craftsman to pull this project off, having decent DIY skills will do.

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How to Build a Brick Planter Box That Stands the Test of Time

Are you thinking of creating a permanent brick planter on your patio or in your garden? Brick planters are fairly simple to build as long as you follow a few critical instructions.

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How to Make an Angled Planter Box (Step by Step)

Tired of straight lines and average planter boxes? You could build an angled planter box instead. In this article, we’ll show you how to build a simple angled planter box from readily available materials in just a few hours.

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How to Build a DIY Railing Planter Box and Hang it Securely

A bit of greenery never hurt a railing. Building your own DIY railing planter box is a good way to reinvent an old railing or adorn a new one. You can grow flowers or herbs in it and enjoy it for years to come.

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How To Build A Tiered Planter Box

Building a tiered planter can be a fun DIY project and, with some planning, it’s quite simple to do. You can even get your kids to help you out. If you’re up for the challenge, follow our guide to building your own tiered planter box.

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Do‌ ‌Wooden Planter‌s ‌Need‌ ‌Drainage Holes?‌ ‌Yes!

If you want healthy and happy plants, giving your planter boxes drainage holes is a good idea. They prevent water from pooling in your planter boxes and reduce the risk of rot.

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How to Make a Planter Box From Decking Boards in 5 Steps

Decking boards are usually made from pressure-treated wood, cedar or redwood – tough woods that will last for many years. If you’ve finished a decking project and have some spare deck boards, why not make your own planter box?

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How to Make a Cheap Rustic Wood Planter Box in 4 Steps

If you love the look of old planters, why not DIY a wooden rustic planter box? Follow our simple guide and enjoy this sustainable project.

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How to Build a DIY Planter Box With a Privacy Screen Attached

Privacy screen planters can add personality to any garden without sacrificing on style. Find out how to build your own privacy screen planter, one step at a time.

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Do Wooden Planters Rot? 10 Ways to Stop Planters Rotting

A wooden planter is quite prone to rotting, especially if exposed to moisture. Here’s what you need to know if you want your wooden planter box to stay rot-free.

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7 Best Waterproof Liners For Planter Boxes (How to Use)

Do you have a metal or a wooden planter box that needs some protection against moisture? You’ll be surprised to see how many options you have when it comes to protecting your planter boxes.

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Make a DIY Self-Watering Planter Box Without Engineering PhD

Buying a self-watering planter might be a bit expensive, but don’t fret you can make your own DIY system at home. 

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How to Make a DIY Potato Planter Box

Potatoes are one of the most delicious and versatile vegetables and they’re also really easy to grow! Find out how to make your own simple potato planter box.

strawberry planter
How to Build a Strawberry Planter Box

Strawberries are very easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance. If you want to grow strawberries in planters, let’s look at a few ways you can do it and some creative DIY planter ideas.

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How to Build a Corrugated Metal Planter Box

When it comes to industrial looking garden planters, corrugated metal has the edge. Let’s take a look at how to build your own corrugated sheet metal planter box and where you can find some ready-made versions.

Legless Wine Box Planter
How to Build a Wine Box Planter From Old Crates

You can make a simple wine box planter for a lot less than the cost of a similar ready-made planter (and it’ll look better too!). Follow our easy steps for building a wine box planter on legs.

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6 Ideas to Use Planter Boxes as Room Dividers

You can create incredible room dividers using plants and natural materials. Discover how to create imaginative room divider planters including upcycling ideas and a K-drama inspired fish tank divider with foliage.