Outdoor Living

Our Outdoor Living Blogs cover gardening, outdoor furniture and so much more. Whatever you love about your garden and The Great Outdoors, there’ll be something to interest you here.

  1. The November Garden Guide

    The November Garden Guide

    Here are our top 10 tips to help you make the most of your November garden, for the benefit of plants and wildlife alike.

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  2. How to Plant Bulbs for a Super Spring Garden

    How to Plant Bulbs for a Super Spring Garden

    We show you how to plant bulbs in autumn for a super spring garden you will love! Plus, we show you how to create a Bulb Lasagne that will bloom all through spring in just one planter.

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  3. The October Garden Guide

    The October Garden Guide

    October usually sees the start of autumn proper, with colder, windier weather and, potentially, the first of the frosts. We also get to enjoy some fabulous leaf colours before they start to fall.   

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  4. Why You Need a Patio Heater or Fire Pit

    Why You Need a Patio Heater or Fire Pit

    A Patio Heater or Fire Pit Warms Your Garden Once Summer’s Over

    The summer might be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean you have to head back indoors and hibernate until next spring. A patio heater or fire pit can provide the comfort and warmth you need to extend your time outdoors well into autumn and beyond.

    So, if the end of summer has left you melancholy, let the following scenarios warm your heart and fill you with excited anticipation of the rest of the year.

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  5. The September Garden Guide

    The September Garden Guide

    As we move out of summer, The September Garden Guide is here to remind you of your key gardening tasks for the coming month.

    During September, the nights will noticeably draw in and the temperature likely cool. It’s time to reflect on the passing summer, gather in the harvest and get your garden ready for autumn. 

    Here are our top 10 tips to help you make the most of your September garden and to ensure it is well prepared for the autumn and beyond. 

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  6. Garden Seating Areas to Inspire Your Garden Design

    orangery style greenhouse in a garden setting

    Seating Areas for Gorgeous Garden Design

    Your garden seating area is a sanctuary after a hard day's work or a long afternoon weeding in the garden. It can also be the venue for family meals and entertaining guests. We've gathered some beautiful inspiration for your garden design.

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  7. A Gazebo Adds Luxury to Your Garden

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    You Know You’ve Made it When You Own a Gazebo

    Gazebos are real standout garden buildings, aren’t they?

    Sheds, greenhouses and summer houses all fulfil essential roles, but there’s something uniquely special about owning a garden gazebo.

    A gazebo is such a versatile garden feature, offering you a place to entertain friends, dine alfresco with the family, relax with a good book, or simply shelter from showers - all in contemporary style and with a bit of panache.

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  8. The August Garden Guide

    The August Garden Guide

    August is the last full month of summer and one of the warmest of the year.

    As well as continuing with some of July’s tasks, you will need to address other areas of your garden too.  

    Here are our top 10 tips to help you make the most of your August garden and to ensure you retain plenty of interest as we move into autumn.

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  9. Great Buys to Get Kids Playing Outside

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    Make Outdoor Play a Priority

    With screen time increasing, it's important to encourage children to get out in the garden and play. We've got some great buys to get kids playing outside, enjoying the fresh air and exercising.

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  10. Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    a wooden pergola over a pathway and covered in climbing plants

    Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Garden pergolas, arches and arbours are wonderful additions to any outdoor space. Not only do they look great but they provide invaluable support to some of the most beautiful plants a gardener can wish for. After all, climbing plants are the key to enhancing your arch, arbour or pergola.

    Here we suggest the best climbing plants for your garden feature and give you some top tips on how to care for your climbers.

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