THE sun is shining, which means we’re all spending more time in our gardens and on our balconies.
Garden Log podcast host Ben Dark – who jokingly calls himself “the Joe Wicks of the gardening world” – has revealed his best tips for making sure your outdoors is looking beautiful at all times.
And, even if you’re an absolute novice, the gardening expert has some handy hints for you.
Ben even claims you can find items around the house – including old, laddered tights and toilet roll holders – to help you out conquer the great outdoors. Here, he shares his top advice.
Don’t throw away tights or loo rolls
Laddered, old tights – rather than throwing them away – are perfect for tying in climbers and fruit trees.
Meanwhile, toilet rolls holders are perfect for starting seeds.
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You can put compost and sweet peas in them rather than in plastic pots.
A bit of leg adds glamour
I always say that a bit of leg adds glamour.
What I mean by this is, if all your shrubs look blobby and depressing like something from a children’s TV show, then lower the branches to expose some stem.
If you cut away the very bottom of the shrub so you can see them, it suddenly looks intentional and elegant.
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