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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Adding a patio decking area to your back garden

Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

Decking can be the perfect addition to your back garden, making a beautiful area to relax in the evening. If you are thinking of adding decking to your back garden, you may want to think about hiring a professional, who can produce a fantastic area for your garden.

With some warmer evenings upon us, you may also want to consider adding a roof or veranda to protect you from the rain and also create shade during the midday sun. Your decking area can be made into an outdoor seating area with outdoor seating, you could also add a BBQ for meal time or a chiminea if you wanted the option of adding extra warmth as the sun goes down.

An outdoor decking area tends to be made out of wood, however you have the option to add additional flooring, such as tiles or rugs if you wanted a different style.

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Pop-up Gazebos; The main benefits

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 5:21 am

If you are looking to create an area in your garden with extra shade and shelter, but don’t want anything permanent. You may want to consider investing in a pop-up gazebo. These types of gazebos can be put up and taken down whenever you choose, and when packed away they are compact making it easy to store them in your garden shed, garage or outdoor storage area.

Pop-up gazebos are a cost effective option, compared to your static garden gazebos. They are available in a variety of materials from wood to aluminium, and you have the choice to have additional side panels added too. The side panels are great during windy times of the day, as the work as a barrier. With their waterproof material roofing, they are great at keeping you dry during rain, but also create a fantastic shaded area during high sun. Pop-up Gazebos come in a variety of sizes to fit all types of gardens.

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Adding a Summerhouse to Your Garden

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 7:40 am

If rising temperatures and scorching heat leaves you feeling lethargic and dull, then a summerhouse is the best choice for you to unwind in.

These houses are usually constructed of wood, similar to a shed but more homely; whilst the roofed structure provides shady and comfortable accommodation.

There is wide variety of summerhouses available and you can make a choice among them as per your needs and budget. Several factors like size, location and use hold an important place while deciding on the perfect summerhouse for you. The purpose and use of these houses can be different for different people.

If you need a summerhouse just for keeping your gardening tools and other such things, then you’re looking in the wrong place. These are places to unwind and even though they may look a little bit like sheds this is not their primary use! If on the other hand, you’re looking for these houses as an ideal place to relax and enjoy with your friends and family then you need a moderately sized summerhouse with enough room for two comfortable sofas and a coffee table. You can even make these summerhouses more luxurious and ‘going big’ and installing facilities like a sauna, music system, soundproof system and television. It depends entirely upon you how important the facilities and amenities are to you.

A good summerhouse will be strong enough to harsh British weather conditions but you can easily get yours either in readymade form or in the form of flat packaging that can be easily assembled at home.

There are many online stores where you can order these houses and they will be delivered right at your doorstep, whilst placing an order in your local garden store is an option too. So just get ready to beat the heat and get a nice cool spot where you can enjoy your garden.

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