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.

Garden decor ideas and inspiration

White Birdball Birdhouse

Last month we took a close look at some of the garden furniture trends that we’re predicting will be hot this summer. This month I wanted to broaden that out and look more at the garden decor and accessories that we think will be the in ‘thing’ for our gardens and patios in 2013. No…

De-clutter your garden

De-clutter your garden

‘De-clutter’, ‘minimalist’ and ‘simplify’ are words we all hear thrown around on a regular basis when it comes to the inside of our homes. But what about the outside? Can you de-clutter your garden? The garden is probably only second to spaces such as the garage, shed or spare room in terms of clutter. However,…

Is your garden ready for winter?

OK it’s definitely Autumn up here in the North East of England, the wind is howling, the rain has been lashing down, we’ve had flood warning across the UK and the temperature has hit zero with a bit of snow falling over the weekend. Winter is definitely here and many people think they can take…

Maximise space: Guide to Vertical Gardening

For us here at Lazy Susan, vertical gardening is the new way to grow plants… At our HQ we had a small drab patio area where we made the most of the limited space by growing flowers up on a trellis, on garden netting and some cleaver stackable tower containers we picked up on Amazon.co.uk. We…

How to create the perfect garden

The weather in the UK can be a little harsh on our gardens and patios, but with a little simple TLC, you can create a perfect outdoor space in no time without spending a fortune. You don’t need to be Diarmuid Gavin to come up with a few simple garden design ideas, in fact, trust me…

Small garden design tips

The small garden is a Lazy Susan favourite in terms of design and pleasure. Many people worry that they can’t do much with a small garden, but for us that’s the challenge and what makes the finished space so special. And to be honest, the opposite is usually true, no matter how small the space,…

Lazy Susan’s best bits from the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show

So the dust has settled over another fab Chelsea Flower Show, Lazy Susan has taken stock and here we bring you a few of our highlights. Once again the 2012 show witnessed the great and the good from the world of horticulture gather to showcase some of the best and most innovative garden designs, as…