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 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…

Winter Veg Gardening Tips

Amelia Set Snow Feature Image

Winter veg gardening, you probably think we’re mad… The temperature has been gradually dropping over the last month, in fact this past couple of days, I’ve even popped a wooly hat on to take the dog out. Plus the Met Office are promising us lucky Brits Arctic winds and snow by the end of the…

Get your garden in shape for spring 2014

Garden Dig Soil Spade

The weather is definitely changing, summer is drawing to a close. We can’t complain, we had a pretty good summer by UK standards, and its only since the kids have gone back to school that the winter coats have come out. However, for me anyway, now is the perfect time to get your garden in…

Lazy Susan’s favourite gardening e-books

e book

To be honest, I’m not sure where I sit in the whole Kindle versus ‘real’ books debate. On the one hand I love cracking open the spine of a new book, especially a gardening book with all those hi-def glossy photo’s. But at the same time, you just can’t beat the price of e-books. All…

The joy of shed: Garden Shed Guide

Shed of the Year 2013

The garden shed. The perfect place for storing all kinds of garden stuff. Whether you use it for potting your plants, storing equipment, or even for a bit of peace and quiet, the garden shed is indispensable and as British as a cup of tea. Shed types are as varied as their uses, you only…

War of the roses

Rose Gardening

For the novice gardener, roses can be a little intimidating – the wide variety of different types, strange names, care and attention, spraying, fertilizing, and of course pruning. However, growing roses doesn’t have to be scary. Trust me, I’m no expert! However, chose the right type for your garden and you’re half way there. And…

The joy of solar powered garden lighting

Square Stone Solar Post Lamps

We touched on landscape lighting in last months decor trends article. This month I wanted to look at garden lighting in a little more detail. From post and wall lights to solar powered and security lights, good garden lighting can make your outdoor space by extending use into the evening, and create visual interest from…