The Buy Fencing Direct Blog

  1. Paint or Stain a Fence – The Best Way to Care for Fencing

    Paint or Stain a Fence – The Best Way to Care for Fencing

    Why should I paint or stain my fence? 

    Any high-quality wooden fence you buy will carry a guarantee against rot and fungal decay. That’s because, prior to your purchase, the wood will have undergone one of two types of protective treatment: dip treatment or pressure treatment. 

    Dip treated wood will need re-treating annually for the preservative to remain effective. Pressure treated wood, although not for a considerable amount of time, will eventually need re-treating too. There’s no escaping it; at some point or another, all wood needs protecting from rot, insects, wear and tear if it is to remain healthy and main

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  2. How to Stop a Fence Rotting

    How to Stop a Fence Rotting

    When was the last time you inspected your garden fence for signs of rot and fungal decay?

    Oh, you can’t tell me? Tut-tut, that just won’t do.

    Unbeknownst to many, the greatest threat to any innocent run of garden fencing isn’t powerful, gale-force winds - extreme weather of this nature is so unlikely in this country - nor a swift, slat-splitting kick from a hooligan idly destroying every panel within a two-mile radius.

    No, the true arch-nemesis of your fence panels and posts is far more banal. Slowly it creeps, until your entire fencing run is consumed, rendering it useless, and your pockets empty. Rot, is the most perilous hazard facing your fence panels and posts.

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  3. Late Summer in the Greenhouse

    Late Summer in the Greenhouse

    Practical Greenhouse Tips for Late Summer 

    It’s been a scorcher of a summer so far and every plant in your greenhouse has worked hard to thrive and survive. Take some time to get your greenhouse ship shape and carry out those summer greenhouse tasks. 

    3 pictures of a woman working in the 8x12 Palram Essence Greenhouse


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  4. Be Prepared for the End of Summer with Garden Storage

    Be Prepared for the End of Summer with Garden Storage

    We’re now at the height of what is proving to be a wonderful summer. Temperatures have hit levels not seen in decades, Wimbledon is in full swing, and the England football team has exceeded all expectations at the World Cup Finals. In the garden, you’re carefully nurturing your plants through successive hot spells, acquiring a taste for barbecued food, enjoying some wonderful garden games with family and friends, and experiencing plenty of opportunities to top up your tan. In fact, it probably feels like you’ve never had it so good.

    Here at

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  5. What Fencing Accessories Do I Need?

    What Fencing Accessories Do I Need?

    Purchase some new fence panels and your garden boundaries will look infinitely better than the rows of unkempt, dying hedges and tatty, warped, broken panels doubtlessly inhabiting almost every street in the UK. But your boundaries could look better still, with a little help from some carefully considered fencing accessories.

    Three different fence panels: traditional overlap, featheredge and contemporary double-sided,

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  6. How to Make the Most of Your Bedding Plants

    How to Make the Most of Your Bedding Plants

    When you read ‘bedding’ and think of fitted sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers then perhaps you need to check out the haberdashery department. But if bedding conjures up images of containers stuffed with plants in a colour scheme reminiscent of an explosion in a paint factory, then read on. 


     The 3 x 2 Rowlinson Marberry Barrel Planter

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  7. Never Underestimate the Importance of a Garden Gate

    Never Underestimate the Importance of a Garden Gate

    Here at Buy Fencing Direct, we believe that your garden space should have equal status to any of the rooms inside your four brick walls. A room without a door would be unusual, to say the least, but if that ‘room’ is your garden space, which borders the outside world, it is unthinkable. This is what makes the garden gate so important, for a wooden gate is one of the main entrances to your property and helps form people’s first impression of your home. That’s not to say a wooden gate is purely for aesthetic appeal, far from it, for in a place as busy as the garden, practicality is also an essential requirement.

    Considering garden gates’ importance, therefore, we are proud to have a superb range of gates for sale, including traditional wooden gates,

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  8. The Most Popular Climbing Plants and How to Care for Climbers

    The Most Popular Climbing Plants and How to Care for Climbers

    Bare walls, fencing and obelisks are just waiting for a climber or two. Or maybe three. This little lot will clothe your naked vertical surfaces in no time at all. And that can only be good news.









    clematis


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  9. How to Use Trellis in the Garden

    How to Use Trellis in the Garden

    What sets a good garden apart from a great one? This simple question will doubtless receive countless answers, all of which could be right. But one answer that will crop up more often than most is trellis, often referred to as lattice. This criss-cross patterned frame is an incredibly simple idea, yet both remarkably elegant and wonderfully diverse too, allowing you to display truly beautiful plants in areas of the garden that might otherwise be out of bounds.  

    Trellis is a wonderful way to make a garden great

    At Buy Fencing Direct, we love garden trellis so, understandably, stock a superb range of trellis panels and products,

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  10. Never Feed Lettuce to A Rabbit (And Other Dangerous Plants in The Garden)

    Never Feed Lettuce to A Rabbit (And Other Dangerous Plants in The Garden)

    The majority of plants are lovely, friendly additions to your garden. All fluffy, colourful and pretty. Even sweet smelling. 

    Others are laced with danger. A little bit of research into potential newcomers, and existing incumbents, may reveal a darker side lurking in your beds, borders and containers. 

    Wisteria, lilies and foxgloves

    Wisteria is the doyenne of many cottage gardens, clothing walls, arbours and fences in long racemes of delightfully perfumed blooms. I, for one, admire and deligh

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