The Fencestore Blog

  1. Evergreen Climbers to Complement Your Fence

    Evergreen Climbers to Complement Your Fence

    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. 







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  2. Do I Need a Gravel Board?

    Do I Need a Gravel Board?

    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:

    • Treated fence panels
    • High-quality fence posts
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  3. Wood Preservative: Pressure Treatment vs Dip Treatment

    Wood Preservative: Pressure Treatment vs Dip Treatment

    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.

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  4. Late Summer Garden Jobs to Prepare for Your Autumn Garden

    Late Summer Garden Jobs to Prepare for Your Autumn Garden

    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.

    Take a look below at our advice on how best to prepare your garden for autumn.








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  5. Top 5 Garden Workshops and Why to Buy One

    Top 5 Garden Workshops and Why to Buy One

    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. 


    A Place for DIY 

    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.

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  6. Your Guide to a Garden Makeover

    Your Guide to a Garden Makeover

    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

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  7. How to Keep a Hanging Basket Happy

    How to Keep a Hanging Basket Happy

    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. 


    Colourful hanging baskets on walls

    Top Tips for a Happy Hanging Basket: 

    Hang

    It is safe to hang baskets up now as frost is a near memory and a distant threat at the same time.

    Do ensure existing b

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  8. Barbecue Ideas in Time for The World Cup

    Barbecue Ideas in Time for The World Cup

    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

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  9. Contemporary Summer Houses

    Contemporary Summer Houses

    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.

    Two people clinking beer bottles together and blue crocs on a sandy beach

    Summer's Here

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  10. 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.

    Summerhouses 

    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

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