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Bonfire Night can be great fun. Wrapping up warm, throwing on your wellies and watching a local firework display can be one of the highlights of the year and the kids love the excuse to stay up slightly later than usual, eat lots of yummy food and be amazed by the sparkling sky.
However, it can also be dangerous and cause a lot of damage to your garden, particularly if you decide to have a bonfire or firework display on your own property.
But how can you ensure that everything is protected?
We've put together a few tips to make sure that your garden and home stays in perfect condition and your family stay safe this year...
Getting out and about in the great outdoors is a fantastic way of stimulating your child's senses and teaching them about the world around them. This learning can start in your own garden, and is guaranteed fun in a healthy and inexpensive way.
Growing flowers, learning about minibeasts and nature and being hands on in the garden is great for physical development and understanding the world whilst having fun and getting mucky.
Here we go through a few tactics that will get the kids excited and help to teach them the ways of the world...
Container gardening is popular with many people. There's something really satisfying about nurturing a handful of plants in a small space, and watching as they develop.
And while they might bloom in the summer, many people neglect their planters in the colder months. However, they can be used all year round to keep your garden looking great.
In this guide, we'll show you some great ways to get the most from your garden planters and containers.
If you're like most of the British population, you'll love getting outside in the garden when the weather is pleasant.
There are lots of ways that a patio can help you enjoy your garden in the summer. The truth is this:
A well designed patio is one of the most enjoyable areas to spend time outdoors.
This post will show you how to make the most of your patio area.
After a cold winter, it's the warmth of the summer sun is always welcome in the UK. And when the summer months arrive, millions of us love to spend time soaking up the rays in our gardens.
But we've all been there:
You take a look out your window and see an overgrown wilderness that looks uninviting and shabby. Enough to put anybody off from relaxing outside.
Don't worry though! If you're garden looks like a forgotten wilderness, we've come up with some useful summer garden ideas that you can follow, starting today.
Summer is a time when we love to get outside in the garden while we can enjoy the sunshine. Many of us choose to host barbecue garden parties, inviting friends and family over for a few drinks and some (hopefully) tasty food.
Now that the warmer weather is coming, we've put together a list of some of the essentials you need to host the perfect barbecue.
The summer is almost here, and it's a time when many of us take every opportunity we get to enjoy some outdoor living in the sunshine and warm weather. It can be even better to spend some time outdoors if you have a luxury garden furniture set to relax on and soak up some of the summer rays.
But do you know how to care for teak furniture? Taking care of teak properly can help to protect your furniture and ensure that it is perfect for use over many summers. Teak is actually a very durable and tough wood, so it is able to withstand much of the hardship thrown at it by nature and the weather. With that in mind, it's a great option if you don't want to be spending too much time caring for your teak outdoor furniture.
However, there are still some steps that can be taken to make sure that your teak is cared for properly. Here are some top tips for teak furniture care that can keep your garden set in top condition.
Have you ever taken a look at your old garden furniture and wondered what on earth has happened to it? After a year or two, it might begin to look shabby and discoloured. It might even be rotten and unsafe to use. This is a common complaint of people who buy garden furniture that is of a poor quality or made from unsuitable wood.
Teak is the perfect choice for producing outdoor furniture, as it holds a number of properties that make it a cut above many alternatives types of wood.
Here are some of the key reasons why teak garden furniture is an ideal option.