Tag Archive for Outdoor

Summer garden fun for the kids

Gardening with Children

As a parent of two young girls, I know how challenging the summer holidays can be. You need to keep them busy. You run out of things to do, or at least you run out of money taking them out and about. Well put the credit cards down, we’ve got plenty of garden fun ideas…

Comparing garden furniture materials

Jennifer Rattan Stacking 2 Setaer Garden Set

Today, you can chose from such a wide variety of garden furniture materials, from wood to cast aluminium. You want your garden furniture to be durable and at the same time stylish, whilst requiring the minimal amount of maintenance. Garden furniture must be constructed to stand up to the elements, but to do this, some…

How to remove cast aluminium oxidation

Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture Oxidization

Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture doesn’t rust, but it can develop a layer of powdery white oxidation. It occurs naturally when your furniture is exposed to the elements. However removing cast aluminium oxidation is not as difficult as you might think if you know how to do it correctly. This great video on YouTube shows you how…

Hot UK garden trends for 2013

Garden Room Conservatory Furniture

I know we recently posted a post looking at some of our favourite garden furniture trends and pieces for summer 2013. But there is so much happening in UK in terms of garden trends at the moment. We really have the outdoor decorating bug in this country and I’ve read some great articles online and in…

The rise of the garden office

Modular Garden Room

The garden office is one of the fastest growing home improvement trends in the UK. The reasons are simple, but by far the main one is that it is just so enjoyable to have a garden office or outbuilding conveniently placed at the bottom of the garden. Many people, particularly designers etc find that the…

Why cast aluminium outdoor furniture?

Lily Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture Set

Over the last decade, cast aluminium outdoor furniture has grown to become the go-to material of choice in the UK. For those of us who like to spend as much time in our gardens as the weather will allow, investing in cast aluminium garden furniture is a wise choice. Not only does it look good, but…

The latest trends in contemporary garden furniture

Yacht Garden Table by Duffy London

It doesn’t matter how small your outdoor space is, in the UK, as soon a we get a spot of decent weather, we love spending time in our gardens. From BBQ’s to tending the hardy perennials, we’re a nation of garden lovers. A recent survey found that over 70% of Brits have some form of garden…

Why is wicker outdoor furniture so popular?

Rattan Garden Furniture

If you are thinking about updating your patio then you should look no further than wicker outdoor furniture. It is incredibly lightweight, but strudy. Well-designed, low maintenance and delivering excellent value for money. What’s not to like? If you’re concerned about the design, then you don’t need to worry. It doesn’t matter if you like…