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Bold ideas and a bit of digging can reap great rewards, even when a trip to the garden centre is off the cards.
1. Bursts of colour
Carefully dig up flowers and shrubs and replant them in clusters with similar colours to maximize the impact of what you’ve got.
2. Create a path
If you have a path already, enhance its look by keeping the edges well-defined and trimmed back, and keeping moss or weeds out of the gaps between paving stones. Or gather together a few good-sized stones and hunks of brick to map out a path or create a ‘curb’ where your lawn ends and flowerbeds begin.
3. Recycle old tools
If you have old forks and rakes that aren’t up to rigorous use around the garden anymore, use these as uprights to support climbing plants.
4. Decorate your walls
If your outside walls could do with a lick of paint but you don’t have any spare stone or outdoor paint in the shed, consider using an old beaded curtain in front of the wall to add colour.
5. Ditch the shed
Got a wobbly old shed in the corner? If money is too tight to replace it right now, consider relocating its contents and simply getting rid of it until you have the funds for a new one. You’ll be amazed how much better and more spacious your garden will look if you clear it away. You could even use some of the wood to create your own veg patch.
6. Swap some cuttings
Refresh your flowerbeds by asking friends for cuttings of plants from their gardens and offering some of yours in return.
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