Year: 2015

Christmas is less than two weeks away and we cannot wait. By now, you’ve probably prepped the garden and worked out exactly what you’ll be serving at your festive feast. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to relax over the holidays. The festive season is a time to recuperate and recharge your batteries before the New Year. Of course, this isn’t always the case, especially if you have relatives staying over. After all the hard work is done, you need a place to really relax and unwind. You need your own Christmas retreat, where you can read books, nap, watch telly, sip wine and eat nibbles! We’ve compiled a list of everything you’ll need to transform your conservatory into the ultimate secret hideaway… Continue Reading

How time does fly. December is here and the countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway. We love winter. There’s a certain beauty about this time of year that we can’t get enough of, especially when it snows! It’s great to get outdoors during the cold season, but you don’t have to trek to the park or brave the Christmas markets to get your festive fix. Instead, you could have a go at recreating the magic of winter in your own garden. Check out our guide to making your very own dream outdoor winter space… Continue Reading

Christmas is surely everyone’s favourite time of year. There’s so much for you and your kids to get excited about during the festive season, like decorating the house! This year, instead of buying Christmas decorations or pulling your existing ones out of storage, why not make your own to hang on the tree and around your home? Continue Reading

 Now Summer is finally here – yay! – most of us will try and make the most of the warm evenings and sunny weekends by spending time in our gardens. And it is at this point that you may look at it and decide that it looks, well, rather unloved.

So what can you do to spruce up your garden  – and with a limited budget? Continue Reading

Who doesn’t love a good garden party? Hot (-ish!) days leading in to warm Summer nights while socialising with friends can be a wonderful way to make the most of the Summer. So, if you want to throw a garden party, here are some tips to help make it a success! Continue Reading

If you’re familiar with our range of blogs you’ll understand just how expansive rattan is. Over the years there have been many different styles used with this type of furniture, appealing to many peoples different tastes. In this article we will look at some of the styles used over the years, ranging from its first ancient uses to modern incarnations. Continue Reading

Rattan is an amazing furniture choice suited to any season, and for a lot of people, the most appealing time is spring. It’s when days are lighter, last longer and plants begin to flourish. Many people already have rattan furniture to furnish their home, but there are a variety of ways to style it to compliment this season of growth. Continue Reading

If you live with your family there are two words you will often hear, especially if there are younger children present: “I’m bored”. This normally causes anger with older members in the home; afterall, there’s always someone who might appreciate a helping hand. However, sometimes imagination can be a little bit lacking, so here are a selection of activities you should try out on a lazy Sunday. Continue Reading

garden 2014 seemed to fly by, and it has been an amazing time for the gardening world. This part of the home is an important place for many people, which is why there are so many competitions across the UK. We want to celebrate the time and dedication people have invested into their land, which is why we are showcasing 2014’s best home gardens. Continue Reading