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Ellen Mary’s guide to balcony gardening

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Is your garden furniture in desperate need of a layer of colour and protection? From bright and bold Light Ochre to traditional Fir Green, there are plenty of choices for purchasers of the Osmo Country Colour selection.

Michael Perry

My gardening secret is...

Lemon balm is a great caffeine alternative. You can have a tea made with lemon balm last thing at night - it helps you relax in the same way as chamomile.

Michael Perry
Walk In Wondertunnel

Walk In Wondertunnel

The walk-in wonderwall is a netted veg tunnel perfect for overwintering. It is a no-go area for pigeons, cabbage white butterfly and caterpillars, and prevents slugs and snails, too! Its design gives crops protection from strong winds while letting rain and sunlight in.

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Cages are a great way to keep pests away from your hard-earned crops. The cages from William James & Co are available in a wide range of sizes or can be custom-made to your requirements. All netting is rot proof, long lasting and UV stabilised.

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Blake Roberts, Grow Your Own’s Deputy Editor

My gardening secret is...

A layer of mulch on your beds can help to suppress weeds and keep moisture in the ground, minimising the time you need to spend watering.

Blake Roberts, Grow Your Own’s Deputy Editor
Ellen Mary

My gardening secret is...

Check shade levels on your balcony garden by using a piece of paper to mark where the sun is shining throughout the day.

Ellen Mary
Blake Roberts, Grow Your Own’s Deputy Editor

My gardening secret is...

If you are short on space, why not grow vertically? I use this technique in my courtyard garden and it really maximises what space you do have.

Blake Roberts, Grow Your Own’s Deputy Editor

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