Garden

Protect your garden furniture during the winter

Posted on October 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm

The cold winter weather can ruin your homes garden furniture, so protecting it during this season in vital. Garden furniture doesn’t come cheap, and that’s why letting the winter weather ruin is would be very foolish of you.

Wooden furniture can easily rot in wet weather conditions and metal furnishings can rust, making them hard to renovate come summertime.

The best way to protect your garden furniture is to bring them into a sheltered area, either a shed or garage. That way the weather should get to them and they won’t be affected by the poor conditions. If you like many of us, have limited storage space, bringing them inside isn’t an option.

You may want to consider buying protective sheets to cover the furniture from the damaging weather. There are many companies that can create bespoke garden furniture covers, meaning they will off optimum protection for your outdoor furniture items.

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Spending time in your garden during the winter

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 5:28 am

If you love spending time in your garden, creating the perfect environment for any weather is a great idea. You can create a sheltered area with a static canopy or in a summerhouse, this will protect you from wet weather and keep you dry.

Keeping warm is another important aspect to consider if you are looking to spend evenings relaxing in your garden this wintertime. There are a variety of heating options for the outdoors, depending on what you need. You can use an oil burning stove to heat up a small summerhouse and keep you cosy even in those frosty evenings.  If you have adequate ventilation to your outhouse you could light a log fire to keep you warm, and even toast some marshmallows and roast some chestnuts to get you in true festive spirit.

Don’t let the winter weather stop you from going out into your garden and get planning now so you can enjoy relaxing in your warm outhouse as the frost sets over your garden.

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Markilux: An Awning like No Other – now on offer!

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Markilux, a German brand whose awnings are available in more than 650 retailers across 33+ countries is famous for their unique design and boast their choice of over one million configuration options. Markilux awnings offer their users more than just a choice between fashion or function, Markilux has it all: using their knowledge of textiles, Markilux offers some of the widest ranges of designs in the business. With 250+ design options, there is a fabric option to suit everyone. If functionality is what you’re after then you don’t have to look much further than here. With awnings available for balconies, windows, conservatories or patios and a number of extras available, there really is no other company quite like Markilux. One might even say that it is the extras selection where this company really makes its mark. (more…)

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Best climbing plants for your pergolas or arches

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 3:44 am

If you are wanting to create a wilder look for your garden you may want to add some climbing flowers to your arches or pergolas to add a bit more character to your homes exterior. There are climbing flowers that you can choose from, each creating a unique look to your garden.

We have listed a few options to help you to decide what to add to your own garden:

Lilac Solanum- This evergreen flower grows rapidly and produces beautiful purple flowers during the summer months.

Clematis- These climb using tendrils and entwine around other flowers and posts, they create a blanket of plant life, with green leaves and small flowers, this creates a beautiful look to your garden.

Heavyweight Wisteria- Perfect for solid pergolas as the Wisteria requires a sturdy framework. This elegant plant adds beauty to and garden style.

Jasmine- These beautiful flowers create a starry look to your garden and with an unmistakeable scent, they look perfect growing on pergolas over your garden seating area.

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Simple lighting tips and options for your outdoors summer house

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Summer houses are a great way for you to spend time outside in the midst of warmer weather. One of the most important features for your summer house would be lighting.

First off, think if you’re going to use your summer house during the night, because if that’s not so, then there’s no real need to light it up. If you are wanting to relax and reside there at night, then good interior and exterior lights are mandatory, you’ll want yourself and people to see and navigate your house. For those wanting to get creative, hanging up lights on trees and fixtures around your house or along the pathway are great!

The bulbs can come in different colours, patterns, and designs, such as a red, crystal bulb. Choose which one reflects the mood and purpose of your house. After setting up any lights, you’ll want a way to power them. Either they’re already powered as battery-powered or temporary bulbs, or you can set up a generator or an electric cable to the lighting.

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