Ideas and Advice


How to Host the Best Garden Party

Hosting a garden party can be stressful when worrying about your guests and making sure your guests wont go home hungry! However, with some helpful tips for hosting the best garden party, you and your guests are sure to have the best time! Food Arguably one of the most important things to think of when hosting a garden party is making sure your guests are fed! However, you don’t want to be spending your time inside in the kitchen when all your friends and family are outside enjoying the sunshine,... Read More


Product Spotlight: Norfolk Leisure Unity Double BBQ Table

As we spend more time entertaining outdoors, many of us have outgrown our barbecue area. If you already have an existing BBQ which you are happy with, a side table unit helps to create an outdoor kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a purpose built one. The stainless-steel worktop gives a weather-resistant area for food preparation, which can be easily wiped down and cleaned between cooking. This saves the trips back and to from the kitchen and makes for easier grilling. The built-in kitchen-roll holder is another handy... Read More


Creating a Garden Bar in your Garden

A growing trend for gardens, in particular those with plenty of space, is to set up a garden bar for entertaining guests outside. Many of us have dreamed about running our own pub, and a garden bar is the perfect way to live out those dreams as a landlord! The COVID pandemic has further accelerated this trend, as we’ve all had to spend more time at home. Are Garden Bars Legal? You can legally have a bar in your garden and distribute alcohol between your friends and family.  You cannot... Read More


Common Questions: Playhouses

Playhouses make a great addition to gardens, providing children with hours of entertainment. We do get a number of common questions regarding these, of which we will look at a sample in this article. What Age are Playhouses For? Playhouses can be ideal for a vast array of children’s ages, ranging from 1 to 12 years old. Typically, most playhouses should advise what age range they are designed for. Plastic playhouses tend to be designed for the youngest of audiences, thanks to the rounded corners, safety catches and lightweight nature... Read More


Five Ways to Revitalise Your Garden On a Budget

Whether you’re replacing fencing, buying new furniture or building a patio cover, doing up the garden can add up and be quite expensive. However, giving the garden a refresh needn’t break the bank and you can transform your space outside with just some small changes and improvements. 1)Paint the shed and fencing A simple way to bring your garden back to life and give it a quick makeover is by painting the shed or fencing – or both! You can now buy a range of colours and stains to suit... Read More


Why Buy a Pizza Oven?

Last October we predicted that one of the hottest trends for 2021 would be Outdoor Pizza Ovens. We were right – with sales through the roof and stock selling out in no time! We have seen a shift in garden leisure in the UK, with interactive and immersive experiences coming more into trend. Making homemade pizzas fits the bill; from proving homemade dough balls for the base to decorating and cooking the pizzas, it is something the whole family can look to be involved in. The proof is in the... Read More


Do You Need a Foundation for a Shed?

A commonly asked question we are asked is what kind of base/foundation a shed would need. It is an important question as the wrong type of base will cause problems during the assembly of the shed, and potential problems in the future. It is important to note that for those sheds that do not include a floor the base you have laid will also be the floor you’ll be using when inside your shed. Can you Put Sheds on Concrete? The ideal base/foundation for a shed is concrete. Concrete is... Read More


Do I Need To Cover My Garden Furniture?

During the spring and summer months, the thought of covering your furniture may not seem important. However, as the weather turns it is important to think about protecting your garden furniture from rain and cold weather conditions. Storing your garden furniture away in a shed or garage for winter may not be an option, but is it worth purchasing a cover and does all furniture need it? Rattan Furniture Some rattan furniture doesn’t need covering and can be left outside all year round, as they are UV and frost resistant... Read More


Choosing the Right Topsoil

In order to give your plants the best chance in life it is worth taking the time and effort to research and purchase the right topsoil to help them flourish in your garden. What is Topsoil? Topsoil is the top layer of soil in your garden. A large amount of the nutrients needed for plants can be found in the topsoil. Your garden will naturally have a layer of topsoil, however over time, in particular if you have been planting/replanting in your garden the topsoil will lose nutrients and quality.... Read More


What Size Bin Store Do I Need?

Keeping your wheelie bins in a bin store is a simple and effective way to keep them hidden from view in your garden or driveway. With wheelie bins and recycling boxes varying from household to household, it can be difficult to know which storage unit will accommodate your bins, but with our helpful guide you should be able to find exactly what you need! What Is The Standard Size Wheelie Bin? Wheelie bins are often available in 3 sizes, however, the standard bin size in the UK is 240L. Below... Read More