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


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


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


Watering Your Garden

We all like to keep our gardens healthy, and a major part of this is ensuring your garden is watered. This is even more important as the summers are getting warmer. Hose The most common way of keeping your garden watered is by connecting a hose to either a household tap or outside tap if you have one. A hose is simple to operate and can be purchased in kits which include the connector for your tap and a sprayer for the watering end. They can also be a relatively... Read More


Best Cushions For Your Garden Furniture

A large majority of garden furniture, whether they be lounge sets, bistro sets or dining sets, tend to include comfortable cushions to sit and rest on. It is important to understand the type of cushions included with your purchase, as most may require being stored when not in use. Others include patented designed cushions suitable for outside use even when it is raining. If the set you have purchased does not state that the cushions are designed to stay outside it is safe to assume they must be stored when... Read More


Fabric Gazebos and Drainage

Gazebos are growing in popularity; thanks to the shade and entertaining space they provide for your garden. They can be made with either polycarbonate panels or with fabric canopies and curtains. Why Do Fabric Gazebos Have Holes? With fabric canopies on gazebos you’ll find that they feature small holes across the run of the canopy. This is so that any rainfall which rests on the canopy can drain away. If the holes weren’t there rainfall would build up on the canopy, increasing in weight and eventually causing the canopy to... Read More


Why Do Sheds Need Bases

When purchasing a garden shed, or another garden building such as a Summerhouse or Workshop, it is important to note that you will need to have a base for the structure to be built on. Why Do I Need a Base? Regardless of the type of shed you have purchased, you will require a base for the following reasons: Flat Surface: It is imperative that the ground of which the shed will be built on is completely flat and level. A base that is not flat could cause structural issues... Read More