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Gardening: Five tips for perking up your pond

WE all know the advantages of ponds – they attract wildlife, providing nutrients for both insects, mammals and fish, as well as being a place of tranquillity and calm in the garden.

Gardening: Mind the gap – how to fill your garden borders when spaces appear in summer

Hannah Stephenson
AS early lupins, cranesbill geraniums and other early-summer-flowering perennials fade, how are you going to fill the gaps in your borders? Giving some spent perennials a good haircut may help a second flush of blooms, but these are seldom as impressive as the first flowers, so it's good to have a few fillers waiting in the wing.

Bring a touch of the Med to your garden

John Manley
AT the beginning of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society advised gardeners to choose more Mediterranean plants, making their gardens drought-proof.