Gardening

We work hard to maintain the Lazy Susan showroom garden and we like to think we know a few things about gardening. After all, garden furniture and the garden go hand in hand. We like to blog about everything from our favourite plants to sharing our knowledge of garden design and planning. We might not be horticultural specialists but we know a thing or two about gardening in the UK and how to make your garden look fantastic.

Our favourite gardening books of 2018

Lazy Susan’s favourite gardening books of 2018

I like to do this type of blog post at this time of year. Christmas is just around the corner, and all the books featured here make for a great gift for that beloved green-fingered someone in your life. I can’t remember if we posted our favourite books of 2017? I’d need to check but I’m pretty sure we did. We’ve definitely done several posts that have compiled some of our favourite home and garden books in the past. We have quite the library at Lazy HQ too, and the team and I are all avid readers. These books provide inspiration for everything from new product development to ideas for blog articles. Plus many of us are do-it-yourselfers and amateur gardeners, so its always nice if you can combine business with pleasure.

Great British summer gardening tips for 2016

Valeria Patio Furniture Set

There’s always something to be doing in the garden, whether it’s a spot of pruning or dead-heading, cutting the lawn or just generally tidying things up, the list goes on. So here at Lazy Susan, the team and I have pulled together some of our top summer gardening tips. It’s that time of year where we want to use the garden for a little well earned R’n’R, maybe fire up the BBQ on an a nice sunny day, and get the family gathered around your Lazy Susan garden table. However, to keep things looking nice, we need to spend a little time giving our gardens some much needed TLC. It’ll make things easier in the long-run and help spread the pre Autumn/Winter workload.

Lazy Susan’s top gardening books of 2015

Great Garden Design

We’ve shared with readers of this blog some of our favourite garden books in previous posts. The Lazy Susan office has many a shelf crammed with all manner of garden and patio based reading material. It makes for great inspiration, and the team love nothing more than a quick thumb through the latest garden design…

Our top ground covering plants

Lazy Susan Top Ground Covering Plants

At Lazy Susan we love spring ground covering plants and we make extensive use of them to add interest and break up our showroom garden… Ground covering plants are the perfect way to pack your garden with colourful plants, adding some structure and creating borders and plots that significantly reduce the need for soil turning…

Our top 5 garden books of 2013

Garden Books

2013 has seen some great garden books published. From tips on Japanese garden design to low cost eco gardening, picking our top 5 was a bit of a challenge. This could of easily become a top 10 or even a top 50 to be honest with you. However, after much back and forth in the…

More Christmas garden gift ideas

Christmas Gifts

The Christmas garden gift ideas article we did last month proved so popular, I thought I’d pull together another. I’d only included a fraction of some of the great gift ideas the Lazy Susan team had stumbled across when researching it, so it makes sense to share a few more… We’ve still got a good…

Our must have gardening gadgets for 2014

Garden Gadgets

Home gardening in the UK is changing, we’re embracing new technology. Nowadays there’s no part of mother nature that we can’t help along with a rechargeable motor and a few sensors. So embracing the future here at Lazy Susan, we’ve compiled a list of our must have gardening gadgets, widgets and gizmos for your reading…

Winter Container Gardening Advice

Plant Frost

Just because the weather is getting a little cold, in fact we had our first frost this morning, doesn’t mean we need to stop enjoying our garden. If you want to keep a splash of colour and interest, then winter container gardening will help to brighten thing up, even through the British Winter. The following…