The Fencestore Blog
Evergreen and Ever Present
As summer ends and all that seasonal bedding begins to fade, we once again rejoice in the fact that there are evergreen plants to see us through the darker months.
Your fence line will always benefit from evergreen climbers. Here are a few favourites and some top tips too.
If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. These famous words underpin everything we do here at Fencestore.
There are certain tasks where it is positively perilous to ignore them. One of these is erecting a garden fence which, if done correctly, is a job you may only need to do twice in your lifetime. However, if you choose to cut corners, be prepared to spend a lot of your precious time putting things right.
To avoid this headache and achieve a long-lasting run of fencing, you will require 3 essential components:
There are two types of wood preservative typically applied to garden products like fence panels, trellis, and sheds: pressure treatment and dip treatment. Both have their merits, and here we’ll discuss the key differences between them.
What is pressure treatment?
The pressure treatment process is impressive:
- First, the timber is placed inside a chamber, where a vacuum empties its cells of air.
The calendar says that the school hols are wearing thin and September beckons. There are also changes in the garden; a few bits and bobs done now will ensure a better garden as we face into autumn and the inevitable great weather once the schools go back!
A garden workshop is a wonderful thing to own and you need to buy one. Yes, I know you’ve heard the sales patter before, but hear me out and I’ll tell you what makes workshop sheds unique.
Do you like DIY? You do? Well, picture owning your own little wood workshop. Far lighter, airier and easier to access than a garage, a timber shed offers you the perfect working environment. What’s more, unlike in the house, there’s no harm in leaving a few wood-shavings or tins of paint on the floor. You can please yourself when you put your knick-knacks away
We’re all guilty of neglecting certain aspects of home life from time to time: piles of clothes waiting to be ironed grow exponentially, dirty dishes cover kitchen worksurfaces, and once treasured books and photos sit gathering dust at an alarming rate.
One area particularly prone to rapid deterioration is, of course, our gardens. Popular excuses from owners of offensive outdoor spaces include ‘I haven’t got the time’, ‘it’s not worth the money’, and ‘the pub has a perfectly good garden, and it serves beer’. Okay, maybe I haven’t heard the last one, but you know what I mean; surely, this unsavoury trend has got to be stopped?
A couple of weekends and a small budget will see your outdoor space transformed.
Whether you’ve never attempted to maint
A hanging basket will cheer up any wall with masses of flowers and even veg. With strong fixings, sturdy brackets and a few gardening tips and tricks, your baskets can last well into autumn.
Top Tips for a Happy Hanging Basket:
It is safe to hang baskets up now as frost is a near memory
Tuning into the radio during your morning commute to work, you’re guaranteed to hear ‘Three Lions’ or ‘Vindaloo’ blaring out of your speakers. The whole country has caught World Cup fever. The St. George’s Cross is everywhere to be seen, from the bunting draped around local pubs, to the flags dangling out of bedroom windows and cars. England’s 6-1 win over Panama was greeted by mass hysteria, street parties, and hushed whispers full of belief that ‘this is our year’.
Adding to the excitement and elevated mood, the whole country is currently basking in the glory of a heatwave. Temperatures are soaring towards 30°C, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and the harsh winter has been long forgotten.
How then, do we make the most of this wondrous time? Well, as any Brit knows, summer is for barbecues, b
Take a casual stroll along the main high street of any British town today and you’ll be greeted by a sea of sunburnt faces, beer gardens at full capacity, and a whole host of questionable fashion choices. Venture around the suburbs and you’re bound to encounter the smell of freshly cut grass wafting through the air, spy smoke rising from a neighbour’s barbecue, and hear children happily splashing in a paddling pool.
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