PREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR AUTUMN
Sep02

PREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR AUTUMN

Getting your garden set and ready for autumn doesn’t have to be looked on as a big, dauting task. As the last few weeks of summer are approaching, it’s time to begin the preparation of getting the garden in a better position for the colder months ahead. UK’s premier retailer of quality garden and leisure buildings, GBC Group have listed exactly what you need to be doing to help you on your way. Cut the lawn Mow the lawn...

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How We’re Going Mad for Wooden Summerhouses In The Garden
Mar26

How We’re Going Mad for Wooden Summerhouses In The Garden

 A wooden summerhouse was originally intended for people to relax and enjoy some cool shade during a hot summer days. These days, ‘summerhouses’ are increasingly popular because of their versatility; they can be anything you want! A summerhouse may serve as a perfect guest house, or a separate living space for your growing children. It’s a useful outside space for garden parties, or (my own favourite use of our own...

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Everything you need to know about tulips: When to plant and how to maintain
Jun20

Everything you need to know about tulips: When to plant and how to maintain

Tulips are a stunning addition to any outdoor space, their bright colours enhance any garden whether they’re planted in pots or straight into the ground and they’re relatively easy to nurture and grow. If you’ve been considering introducing these attractive bulbs to your garden, then here’s everything you need to know and how to get the best out of your tulip plants: When to plant Tulips should be planted mid to late Autumn, so around...

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We’re Talking Garden Furniture #GetTheGarden
Jan12

We’re Talking Garden Furniture #GetTheGarden

Come the warmer weather, we all want to be eating outside, don’t we? But where to sit, that’s often the problem. That old furniture that’s seen you through the last ten summers is looking a bit tired, a bit wobbly… and you probably grit your teeth every time you lower yourself gingerly into it and hope it’s still going to hold up… Or maybe you’ve got a few of those cheap white plastic chairs...

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The Fatboy Headdemock. Oh yeah baby.
Jul28

The Fatboy Headdemock. Oh yeah baby.

  I was meandering around Oldrids, as you do, when I came across a weird thing. The Fatboy headdemock. NO, I didn’t know either. I mean, everyone knows Fatboy and their entirely awesome range of bean bags, but what the fark is a Headdemock. Well, dear reader, allow me to enlighten you, and make your day better. It’s a hammock. But not just any old hammock. Oh noes. Typical Fatboy in its extravagantly large design, the...

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Make Your Own Garden Tool Belt Tutorial
Jun08

Make Your Own Garden Tool Belt Tutorial

Absolutely simple, easy-to-follow Garden Tool Belt Tutorial for not-very-good-at-sewing sewers. I’m not generally known as a ‘crafter’. But how far could I go wrong with just a metre of fabric to be used? We’re aren’t talking major needlework on a grand scale here. So, as I’d already fallen in love with the Rayna Apple fabric, and with it’s fabulous green flowers design it was so patently...

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