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10 ways to improve your city garden or balcony

Summer's a-coming and we can't help but fantasize about how our neglected weed-filled patch of green that passes as a "garden" will somehow be magically transformed into a sun-soaked sanctuary and place of solace, with gorgeous flowers all around.

Gardening takes effort and investment but there are a few quick fixes out there for those of you who barely have time to blink, let alone dig out your gloves and trowel. From creative plant presentation to DIY herb gardens and the strategic use of candles, hammocks and water features, here are ten easy and fuss-free ways to give your garden a makeover. Get stuck in!

Photos: Rex Features and Pinterest

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