The Fencestore Blog

  1. Garden Buildings Forever

    Garden Buildings Forever

    A recent visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show proved, if proof was ever needed, that the correct garden building structure in the right garden is a must. OK, I didn’t spot many 6x4 dip treated apex roof sheds knocking about in the main avenue show gardens, but with a little imagination, every garden, show or otherwise, could have a gold medal look. 

    Now I’m not privy to how much the show gardens and their buildings cost, but I’ll wager that most cost a small fortune. But I’ll also bet that a gorgeous summerhouse such as Champion Summerhouse would fit in seamlessly into your own plot. A

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  2. A Garden Table and Chairs Suitable for Every Occasion

    A Garden Table and Chairs Suitable for Every Occasion

    Here at Fencestore, we are passionate about everything to do with gardens. At this time of year, one of the things that excites us most is garden furniture and the prospect of alfresco dining. That heady mixture of delicious, freshly cooked food; a glass or two of something sparkling; quality time with family and friends; sunshine (okay…and showers); and being at one with nature, all in the comfortable surroundings of the garden. It really does take some beating, doesn’t it?  

    If you know Fencestore already, you won’t be surprised to learn that we stock a fantastic range of outdoor furniture. What you might not know is that we believe alfresco dining is such an important part of the Great British summertime experience that we stock a

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  3. Inspirational Garden Decking Ideas

    Inspirational Garden Decking Ideas

    Decking boards really are a great way to revamp a garden. Made from timber, they will perfectly complement both their natural and manmade surroundings, whilst at the same time adding more than just a touch of contemporary style. Pressure-treated, once set in place they will never need retreating, providing a garden space that requires minimal maintenance and leaving more time for you to enjoy the finer things in life. What’s more, garden decking is exceptionally versatile and can transform a previously-overlooked outdoor area into one as eye-catching and exciting as your imagination permits. Take a look at some of these incredibly inspiring garden decking ideas and then click here to realise your very own garden decking dream.

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  4. Top 10 Reasons to Grow Your Own

    Top 10 Reasons to Grow Your Own

    Everyone loves a bit of GYO. Even one or two crops from a pot near your back door allows you to claim great gardening mythical status. There are other reasons to grow your own, of course:

    There are many good reasons to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

    1. Fresh

    Forget food miles as you are now in food me

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  5. What Size Fence Posts Do I Need?

    What Size Fence Posts Do I Need?

    Since time began, mankind has struggled with the question ‘what size fence posts should I use for my new garden fencing run?’ Conflicting information and well-meaning but ill-advised family members, friends and neighbours have all contributed to the confusion surrounding this simple question.

    Today, the answer will finally be provided, together with tips and tricks on using other fence accessories appropriately.

    So, what size fence posts are recommended?

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  6. Should I Paint or Stain My Fence? What Is the Difference?

    Should I Paint or Stain My Fence? What Is the Difference?

    Whether to paint or stain a fence is a question that’s vexed many gardeners over the decades. A complete paint job or a slap around with some stain? 

    Well, let’s answer that quandary once and for all. 

    OK, first up, why bother with either?

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  7. Using Decking to Transform your Garden

    Using Decking to Transform your Garden

    We are yet to see the back of winter. Spurred on by his older brother’s efforts, ‘The Beast from the East 2.0’ is heading over to Britain to prove himself, causing as much destruction and disruption as possible in an attempt to outdo his sibling. We’ve had enough now, though. We don’t want any more snow. Nor do we want the icy winds, slippery pathways and dangerous roads that follow a winter storm. We’re all looking forward to the warmth of spring and summer.

    Winter weather

    A predictable bunch, at the first sign of summer us Brits return to our gardens, donning shorts and flip flops, ready to fire up the barbecue. Unfortunately, for many of us, our gardens are inhospitable

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  8. How to Make A Feature of Your Fences with Climbers (Not Just the Usual Suspects)

    How to Make A Feature of Your Fences with Climbers (Not Just the Usual Suspects)

    Fences can provide the ideal situation to grow some spectacular plants. Just make sure your fence is up to its supporting role (no signs of rot, not flapping about - painted or stained before any planting) and start planning. Your boundaries will never look the same again.

    Roses and sollya

    If you plonk a plant next to a fence, and it’s a climbing plant, it will scramble up and through the panel.  It will look great but can look even better if you lend a helping hand. Taut wires running across the face of your fencing and fixed at supporting posts wi

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  9. Spring is Coming – Let’s Talk Garden Birds

    Spring is Coming – Let’s Talk Garden Birds

    Can there be a finer aural experience in the garden than the sound of birds? Their chirps, whistles, buzzes and, of course, songs are the perfect soothing remedy to the stresses and strains of modern life, as well as a wonderful reminder of the beauty and charm of the natural world. What better wakeup call can we possibly receive than the dawn chorus, reminding us that spring has finally arrived? A manmade alarm clock just doesn’t have quite the same charm.

    Some of our bird tables

    Garden birds’ acoustic appeal, of course, is not the only reason for attracting

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  10. Arbours, Arches and Pergolas

    Arbours, Arches and Pergolas

    Garden pergolas, arches and arbours are all wonderful additions to any outdoor space. Rustic arches make beautiful entranceways for paths, or dividers between the sections of your garden. A stately pergola provides shade and shelter from the weather whilst hosting a barbecue or gathering. An arbour provides a secluded spot in which one can relax and enjoy spending time outdoors.

    Arbours, arches and pergolas

    With a myriad of both traditional and modern designs available, any garden can house one of these impressive structures. Though eye-catching features in their own right, it is possible to

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