Send us your garden furniture photographs

Buy a cheap patio set, buy twice

Small garden furniture ideas

Time for a BBQ Spring clean

Time for a BBQ Spring clean

We shouldn’t complain too much about the rain. It has my lawn looking fantastic. And we wouldn’t be British if…

Send us your garden furniture photographs

Charity: Water Feature Image

Technically, it is still Spring, however, the temperatures have felt more like Summer at times. Long may it continue. And while the weather is good, it is the perfect time to send us more of your Lazy Susan garden furniture photographs! We’ve had some great weather of late, the forecast is looking good this weekend, and I know many of you will be out in your gardens making the most of it. Maybe you’ve got a Royal Wedding party or BBQ planned? Our Do Some Good charity campaign is still going strong in 2018, and with every set of pictures you send, we’re helping people in need. Take some pictures and share them with us on Facebook with the tag @LazySusanFurniture or email them to us direct at [email protected]

Buy a cheap patio set, buy twice

Alice Table with Mary Chairs

I recently read an article promoting a new budget patio set from one of the leading discount supermarkets. I won’t mention any names. I don’t want to get in any trouble. However, the article annoyed me a little. And it was in one of the leading home and garden style mags too. The article was promoting the fact you could transform your garden with this budget patio set. If I was to be even more cynical, I could say it read like a paid for public relations puff piece for a big brand. But that might make me sound a little bitter. I have no issue with that. I have no issue with the idea of transforming our gardens on a budget. I even agree with the fact that said budget patio set will look good when you first put it out there.

Small garden furniture ideas

Small Garden Furniture Ideas

No matter how small your outdoor space, it should function. You should be able to use it, not just look at from the kitchen window. A little careful planning and you can use it for relaxation, a summer BBQ. However, for that, you need garden furniture. So here are some of our favorite ways to get the outdoor seating you need, and make your garden feel more spacious and functional. Garden Furniture plays a key role in any garden. If you want to enjoy your garden, you need somewhere to sit. With the right type of garden furniture, you can still achieve this. These small garden furniture ideas will hopefully help you find that balance between the visual and the functional when space is limited.

Time for a BBQ Spring clean

Time for a BBQ Spring clean

We shouldn’t complain too much about the rain. It has my lawn looking fantastic. And we wouldn’t be British if we didn’t moan a little about the weather I suppose. I managed to give my lawn it’s first cut of the year just before Easter, plenty of feed down, repaired the patches from the dog, and all that mix of rain and sunshine has really helped. It is looking great. Mind it needs another cut as I sit here typing. Hopefully we have many more weekends like the early May bank holiday to come too. So with that in mind, I’m planning on getting my gas BBQ out of the garage. Forecast looks OK next weekend and it is the perfect time for a BBQ Spring clean.

Lazy Susan’s latest must buy garden books

Gardenalia: Creating the Stylish Garden

Garden books are inspiration for us. I suppose I’m a bit of a Bibliophile too. But books help the Lazy Susan team and I keep our fingers on the pulse of our industry, and they definitely help to drive our product development etc. In fact, our love for gardening and the outdoors is big factor in our decision to sell garden furniture in the first place. As I’ve said many times before, no good garden design is complete without good garden furniture. However, it is garden design that drives us to create furniture that will enhance our outdoor spaces. They go hand in hand. There’s been some great garden books published of late, and we haven’t done a garden books article for a while.

We make contribution to charity: water for Ethiopia

charity: water in Ethiopia

The fact that 1 in 10 people in the world lack access to clean water is simply shocking to us here at Lazy Susan. A staggering 663 million people in the world live without clean water. This is 2017?! Well at least charity: water are on a mission to change that. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide too. Or to put it another way, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas, where they can spend hours each day just walking to collect water for their family.

Lazy Susan Charity Focus: Children’s Food Trust

Children's Food Trust

Continuing our series of posts where we take a closer look at the charities we’ve chosen to support with our 2017 Do Some Good campaign, this month I wanted to focus on the Children’s Food Trust (CFT). However, this months post will take a bit of a different slant. Sadly, a few months ago it was announced that the Children’s Food Trust will close at the end of September 2017. Based in Sheffield, the CFT has been offering cookery courses and nutritional advice to schools and nurseries in England, Wales and Scotland for more than 10 years now. Sadly, a lack of funding has forced them to shut their doors with the loss of 47 jobs, 31 of them in Sheffield.

New for 2017: Modern Garden Furniture Collection

Lazy Susan Modern Garden Furniture Collection

At Lazy Susan, we’ve always seen our furniture as more, I guess ‘classically’ styled. Not traditional in the old fashioned sense, but pieces of furniture that won’t age. Garden furniture that will sit on your patio for the next decade, and not date, not age in terms of the overall styling. And whilst the styling has always had more of a classical look, the construction and materials used, are very much of the times, and totally modern. However, we felt there was a gap in our offer.

Michael invited to the Palace for our charity work

Charity: Water Feature Image

We’re very proud of our charity work, as our recent The Lazy Susan Do Some Good Charity Campaign article will testify. As reward for all that effort, our founder and owner, Michael, was invited to a Summer Reception at St. James’s Palace on Monday 19th June. And what a fabulous day he had, the weather paying a big part as we basked in a glorious mini heatwave here in the UK. The invitation, was extended to Michael from Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, a fabulous charity we’ve been happy to support with our ‘Do Some Good’ customer photo campaigns over the last couple of years.