External doors and paintwork are always on exhibit to your visitors and always seen and take the brunt of the weather – the wind, frost and sun all can have a negative effect not only on the look of the paintwork but also on the longevity of external doors and paintwork. So, it is essential that external woodwork should have an effective protective water-repellent coating. Probably the most difficult decision for the householder is whether to use a paint coating, or varnish of some kind or an oil-based coating. All will do the job of protection though they will obviously have different finishes. [Read More...]
We have all seen them – front gardens abandoned to weeds and looking out onto back jungle gardens where anything could be lurking and where the space is not only ugly but entirely wasted. Potential house buyers will look at the dilapidation and not even want to look in the house unless it is priced at half others in the street. And yet some people are so busy, they work hard, they just have no time to spend or have any interest in a garden.
One good summer (or winter) a few visits to the DIY store and builders yard and householders of jungle gardens can create an almost maintenance-free garden room and attractive front garden. [Read More...]
We have quite a lot of fence. There were many houses built behind us it will happen to your too very soon) and so they don’t have to look at us there is a tall fence separating new from much older. We also had a new fence built between us and our next door neighbour when the old one was totally demolished by the wind. It was already treated when it was put up so we thought it was Ok for a few years. However, our neighbours went ahead and painted their side green. [Read More...]
My snowbird friend has gone to warmer climes for the winter after doing her usual razing her perennials to the ground. Well, she won’t be looking at it will she? My garden is quite exposed and if I took all the top growth off my dying-down perennials I would lose around 1 out of 5 [...]
The 4’ x 6′ Walton’s Polycarbonate Greenhouse offers great value for money and is reinforced by a durable 1.2mm Aluminium framing for extra solidity and stability. The Aluminium framing is powder coated to provide extra strength. These greenhouses are fortified by 4mm thick UV treated, twin wall Polycarbonate glazing that provides the ideal atmosphere for [...]
The Amir MC-8 Connoisseur 5 Burner Gas Barbecue is perfect for the summer months providing plenty of cooking space and a high quality, classic design. This barbecue comes with 5 large, stainless steel burners which are ideal for cooking providing 15.5kW of heat. The grills on this barbecue are porcelain coated which makes them easy [...]