Go for contrast Go for contrast in your herb garden with a combination of lettuce leaf basil with its big, curly leaves, and the mini-leaf basil that looks like Baby’s Tears. Divide and plant If you’re planting seeds, divide up the garden space with planks — it gives you something to walk on, and helps you to remember what you’ve planted where. Stop powdery mildrew Sort powdery mildew with fungicidal sprays, or natural methods like a weekly spray of skim milk (1 part milk, 9 parts water) or dish detergent in water. Umbrella solution If your umbrella stand is pushed through a hole in your outdoor table, drill a hole in the pole below the table level and push a nail through it. It’ll stop it blowing over in high winds. File the end of the nail down for safety.