Tag: Garden Furniture

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…




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…




Is It Time To Invest In That Summerhouse You Always Wanted?

It might not feel like it but spring is already upon us and summer isn’t far away. That means now is the ideal to time to buy that summerhouse you always promised yourself. Summerhouses have a long history and they remain extremely popular even today. Of course not everyone will have the luxury of having…




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…




Isn’t It Time You Bought A Shepherd’s Hut For Your Garden?

David Cameron spent 25,000 on one and they’re beginning to find their way into all sorts of design magazines. Isn’t it time you invested in a not-so-humble shepherd’s hut? Shepherd’s huts, as you might have heard are taking the country by storm providing a new dimension to the ‘man caves’, ‘woman caves’ and of course…




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…




Investing In Antique Furniture – Which Era Is Best?

Antique furniture has long attracted the attention of wealthy investors but in more recent years, there has been something of a decline in appetite for furniture from some periods. So what era should you be focusing on at the moment when it comes to antique furniture for investment? Like anything else in investment, what goes…