Category: Garden Planning for Spring

Trough plants for colour in autumn/winter

As we say goodbye to the summer, those once vibrant trough gardens can start to look bare, brown, and sorry for themselves. Carefully curating a trough that is full of plants that thrive in colder conditions can help to inject colour and beauty into your garden throughout the colder months. Our top tips for creating…




5 simple steps to turn your garden shed into a home office

The internet means that more people than ever can now enjoy the benefits of working from home. As well as cutting out the daily commute, working from home can also improve work/life balance and minimise distractions to improve concentration and productivity, that is, if you have a suitable quiet and comfortable place to work at…




How to care for reclaimed metal garden furniture

Reclaimed metal garden furniture not only looks elegant, it is also sturdy and long-lasting, making it a highly cost-effective investment. Often made from aluminium, steel, or iron, metal garden furniture is great at withstanding the weather as well as the test of time. Its excellent longevity makes it both a cost-effective and environmentally friendly addition…




Best plants for trough gardens

Trough gardens can be used to add interest and variety to your garden by creating the right conditions to grow plants that may otherwise not survive in the flower beds. It’s easy to create an eye-catching display in a trough by selecting plants in a variety of sizes, textures and colours. Remember to consider how…




4 alternative uses for a garden shed

The humble garden shed, typically a small wooden structure full of cobwebs, hibernating critters, and garden tools. Whilst garden sheds are a convenient place for storing garden tools, they have so much more potential. Many people are now transforming their garden sheds to add extra space to their homes. Here are just a few inspiring…




5 ways to use reclaimed railway sleepers in the garden

Old and weathered railway sleepers are a versatile building material, perfect for use in a variety of DIY projects to transform your garden. Affordable, attractive, and long-lasting, however you decide to put your railway sleepers to use they will bring an air of natural, rustic beauty to your outside space. Raised flower beds It’s quick…




What Does A Typical Victorian Style Garden Look Like?

This a question people who own Victorian properties often ask when they are considering reinstating some of the features that may have been lost in the many years that have passed since the 19th Century. If we could get into a time machine and travel back to that period, gardens will of course have looked…




How to Heat Your Garden Shed

Whether you use your shed as a workshop, home office or simply a garden sanctuary, you will of course benefit from having some heating installed to make it cosy in what looks like becoming one of our colder winters. Here are some of the best options available to heat your shed. Electric radiators If you…




What Sorts Of Things Can You Expect To Buy At A Reclamation Yard?

One of the main attractions of visiting a reclamation yard is you never know what you will find let along expect to buy. A reclamation yard will have anything from reclaimed building materials to furniture and unusual antiques on display at any one time. This makes a visit to more of a voyage of discovery…




Reclaimed Chimney Pots Given New Life In Our Gardens

Chimney pots have a long and rich history even if nowadays we see less of them put to the use they were intended for. Coal fires have largely been replaced by more modern forms of heating as people have turned to cheaper and greener ways to heat their homes. In densely populated areas, chimneys have…