A conservatory can increases the size and value of your home, offering a unique space that can be used for a number of purposes. Conservatories can be used as living rooms, dining rooms, reading rooms and even as gyms. They are used a lot by all the members of the family and therefore, you must make necessary efforts to protect them against accidents and the wear & tear that time brings.… View Post
It might seem a crazy idea to spend time sitting in the garden when the misery of the winter weather is upon us. But, with these simple ideas, you can enjoy the winter and your garden, a unique but still beautiful environment.
As soon as October ends, we retreat indoors. And no wonder, the gloom, the grey overcast skies, the rain, the wind and the dark evenings force us to retreat to the warmth of the living room.… View Post
Well, winter is here once more, and if you’re like me you might just be staring out at your garden longingly, wish you could get your hands dirty. While winter is never the right time to start gardening and sink your hands into the soil, this doesn’t mean you can’t think about what you’re going to do to your garden. We’ve got some great ideas too and ways that you can certainly make your neighbours more than a little jealous.… View Post
So, the nights are drawing in, it’s pretty dark when you get the kids up for school and the temperature has definitely dropped a few degrees! We all know how to get our homes feeling cosy and warm, whether it’s bringing down all the extra throws and blankets from the loft, buying some new rugs or investing in a new kettle for all the hot drinks we’re going to enjoy!
But what about your garden? … View Post
Your garden is somewhere you go to relax and unwind – the beauty spot of the house. But could your garden be harbouring an extremely hazardous material? Asbestos is well-known as a very dangerous substance and it is most commonly associated with industrial buildings. But this is not necessarily the case at all – in fact, asbestos isn’t just possible in your garden, it might even be likely. Let’s take a look at where you might find asbestos in your garden and exactly what you should do about it.… View Post
Ever feel like the house is overrun with kids’ stuff or clutter? Dream of the oasis of an adult’s only room where you can’t stand on Lego, no creepy dolls eye-balling you and the only snacks on offer are cheese & wine?
As a parent, it is hard trying to grasp precious moments to yourself, with your partner or entertaining friends, but we know you deserve it.… View Post
Part of building a kid-friendly environment in the garden is choosing the right plants to put in. Adding hedges to your garden is a great way of creating zones and privacy areas, and also encouraging some wildlife into your garden throughout the year. Hedges are also a little more resilient (and less likely to be trampled) then some of the smaller plants. Planting hedges can mean the garden is a little more inviting as a play area than if you install a collection of easily smashed potted plants or even a greenhouse. So what hedges are best for kids?… View Post
If you want to live the good life and grow your own fruit and vegetables it’s a good idea to get to grips with companion planting. Companion planting can make the most of small spaces and vastly improve the outcome of your crop yields. It works well because some plants deep roots improve the soil structure and bring nutrients to the surface of the soil for those plants which are spread out and are shallow rooted.… View Post
Autumn is fast approaching and the weather is starting to cool down. Don’t pack up your patio furniture and leave the backyard untouched until Spring, because your patio is the perfect place to throw a party. There are lots of opportunities this autumn to entertain friends and family outside: you can invite guests over for cocktails or a barbecue—if you have a big group of kids to keep busy, you can set up tables outside and do some pumpkin carving. Before you make any plans, you should make sure that your patio is ready for entertaining. Here are the three best ways to get your outdoor space back in shape.… View Post