Category: Garden

How to create a trough garden

Reclaimed troughs can be turned into attractive, raised flower beds that add interest and variety to the garden. When planting in a trough, it is easy to create the exact conditions preferred by your plants of choice without affecting the rest of your garden. Alpine and rock plants are a popular choice as troughs provide…




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…




What Makes A Good Potting Shed?

A potting shed is a staple for every gardener with a garden or allotment big enough for one. A potting shed is excellent for growing vulnerable seedlings in pots before they are ready to be planted out in the garden. A good potting shed, however, is a not inconsiderable investment and choosing one requires a…




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…




Summer Garden Projects

As we enter the final months of summer it is probably a bit late to be tackling any large scale garden projects but there are still plenty of smaller projects you could do besides mowing the lawn and weeding to maintain a garden sanctuary. Summer is an ideal time to look at the potential of…




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…