Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos - use leftover granite?

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP

Harpur Garden Images Ltd :: Marcus Harpur A Garden for First Touch at St George's Sloping garden of green foliage. A slope with dense planting of colourful purple blue perennials and grasses including salvia nemorosa. Corten steel step risers with gravel Silver-Gilt medal Design: Patrick Collins Sponsor: St George's Hospital and Medical School

A slope with dense planting of colourful purple blue perennials and grasses including salvia nemorosa. Corten steel step risers with gravel Silver-Gilt medal Design: Patrick Collins Sponsor: St George's Hospital and Medical School

Two ideas to try this spring: Use pallets to make a cold frame greenhouse. And upcycle pallets to build a compost bin with hinged gate.

20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in Your Garden

Repurposed Pallets: DIY greenhouse This nifty and inexpensive greenhouse has been made from two salvaged pallets. A great solution for raising plants if you live in a cold climate.

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The basics: Gardening in containers

Container Gardening – Ideas for Hanging Flower Baskets, Garden Pots and Planters.love the brick path

Whether you're making a fancy frog/toad abode or a butterfly diner, you can find loads of great activities in our free 20 ways to give nature a home pack! #homesfornature

Whether you're making a fancy frog/toad abode or a butterfly diner, you can find loads of great activities in our free 20 ways to give nature a home pack!

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