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Looking for a pergola for your garden or patio but can’t get your budget to stretch far enough? This tutorial will take you step by step through how to build a DIY pergola easily and without spending too much. You can even match it to the rest of your garden furniture! With the arrival of the good weather it’s important to have shade to protect you from too much sun (yes, even in the UK… 🙂 ) . Pergolas, arbors, or gazebos can be ideal, however, it can sometimes be difficult to find the one you want for the price that suits the size and style of your garden or patio. To get the perfect pergola for your patio, why not make your own DIY pergola and match it to the rest of your outdoor furniture? Tools and Materials To make a DIY pergola such as the one in this…

Up for changing your garden but unsure about what shrubs to go for? Here’s our complete guide to different types of shrubs and when to plant them! So you can finally shrub up on your knowledge 😉 What is a shrub? Let’s get this clear before we move on to the various types of shrubs! A shrub is mostly any woody plant that has several stems and is usually less than 3 meters tall. Think of them as small trees! How do you plant a shrub? Before you get all excited about the different types of shrubs which you can have all year round, you need to make sure that you know how to plant one prior to buying one! Fortunately, we put some simple instructions together for you! Step 1: Pick a location Make sure that the shrub won’t grow to block your driveway, entrance, or become an obstruction to…

Want to change the look of your living room for cheap? Learn how to make your own pallet TV stand with this tutorial! Not only is it a straightforward DIY project, but you’ll be able to put your feet up and enjoy your new view afterwards – perfect! Tools and Materials To make this pallet TV stand, you’ll need the following materials: Reciprocating saw Reciprocating metal and wood saw blade Orbital sander Mitre saw Drill/ screwdriver Pocket hole jig Nail gun Screw clamps 2 pallets measuring 1200 × 1000mm 6 wooden planks measuring 2000 x 270 x 270mm Cost, time and difficulty This pallet TV stand is very cheap to make, with the price of materials being no more than £40 depending on what tools you already have. In this link you can access the ManoMano shopping basket where you’ll find some of the tools and materials used. This DIY project is ideal for…

Are you a bit of a lazy gardener and prefer to make your garden look beautiful without the back-aching work? Although this might sound too good to be true, we can give you a hand with our guide to the top ten low maintenance flowers, no ifs or buds. 😉 Our top ten low maintenance flowers Coreopsis If you’re looking to throw some last-minute colour into garden, then consider throwing some coreopsis seeds into a sunny patch of soil and water until germination. That’s it! Just make sure to water them occasionally (or rely on our good old British weather to do that for you) and remove dead heads by trimming them from time to time. 🌼Our top tip is to dig up your plantings every third year to thin the roots out and to calm the fast spreading of the plant down.🌼 Hosta plants These plants do sprout fragrant flowers…