How to Build a Brick Barbecue in Your Garden

Meat on barbecue grill

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 … Read more

How to Build a Shed Base

shed door and hanging plants

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

How to Install a Water Butt in Your Garden

Installing a water butt in your garden to collect rainwater isn’t a particularly difficult job, and you don’t need specialist tools to carry out the work. If you’re into DIY, you probably already own the required tools (there’s a list further down the page), so the only thing you’ll need to buy is a water … Read more

7 of the Best Garden and Storage Sheds

Wood, metal or plastic? Windows, windowless or decorative? Small, medium or large? These are some of the head-wrecking options you must think about when deciding which type of shed or storage solution is best for your garden. Personally, I like wooden sheds simply because wood is a natural material and I like the way wood … Read more