How to Build a Summer House

There was an upsurge in the popularity of garden design in the 1980s thanks to the garden renovation programs on television and personalities like Alan Titchmarsh. Also, thanks to the rise in the popularity of DIY stores and garden centres, materials were widely available to the general public in a way that they never were…

4 Exciting Garden Design Ideas

4 Exciting Garden Design Ideas

It is the time of year when we all try to become enthusiastic about our garden design. It is not always an easy thing to do because looking after that piece of land is a never-ending and often thankless task when we are unable to use it thanks to the unreliable British weather. Try to…

How to Build a Brick Barbecue in Your Garden

How to Build a Brick Barbecue in Your Garden

The best way to build a brick barbecue in your garden or backyard is to do it over at least two days. That’s assuming you’re building onto a patio or other hard surface already in place. If you’re not, you’ll have to create one, so building your barbecue will take a little longer. Why does…

How to Build a Shed Base

How to Build a Shed Base

The majority of homeowners have some kind of structure in their gardens, whether it’s a shed, log cabin or form of bike storage; but many of us don’t consider the important steps that go into the planning of a new shed. We just assume that it gets delivered and set down where we want it…

How to Pick Fruit from Tall Trees

How to Pick Fruit from Tall Trees

Fruit trees are wonderful things to have in your garden. From apples and pears to cherries, plums and damsons, they’re Mother Nature’s very own sweets stash. Compared to sugar-laden commercial confectionery, seasonal fruit is actually good for you, so it’s safe to tuck in! Of course, you can eat the fruit in its natural state….

6 Creative Ways to Use Solar Powered Lighting in Your Garden

6 Creative Ways to Use Solar Powered Lighting in Your Garden

Summer is the perfect time to take your indoor habits – relaxing, reading, eating – outside. Especially at the end of a scorching hot working day when you were stuck inside your workplace for eight hours or more. But there are one or two issues you might need to overcome to turn your nighttime garden…