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  1. Climbing Plants for Your Trellis

    Climbing Plants for Your Trellis

    Garden Trellis and Climbing Plants – A Match Made in Heaven

    A plant climbing up trellis is one of the most beautiful sights in the garden. It is a wonderful example of how a manmade object can help nature flourish.

    Garden trellis (also known as lattice) often features on fence panels, arbours, arches and screens. Whilst it looks pretty in its own right, once adorned with climbing plants it becomes spectacular.

    Red roses growing up a garden arbour

    If you’d like some ideas about the best plants to use with garden lattice then please read on.

    Popular Climbing Plants for Trellis

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  2. Which Fence is My Fence?

    Which Fence is My Fence?
    The Legalities of Garden Boundaries

    Whether fence panels have fallen over and broken during a windy winter or the timber has succumbed to old age, the repair of a garden fence cannot start until you identify who is responsible for the garden boundary. So, it's time to ask: Which Fence is Mine?

    Check your title deeds

    If you are lucky, this will be marked on your title deeds for your property. Particularly for more recently built houses, there will be a pattern of boundary ownership clearly marked on the title plan. It is also possible, in most areas, to privately purchase copies of title plans for yo

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  3. Why You Need Contemporary Fence Panels

    Why You Need Contemporary Fence Panels

    Benefits of Contemporary Fence Panels

    Contemporary fence panels are a wonderful way to improve a garden's design.

    Furthermore, there are so many stunning designs available that you’re sure to find one to complement your own garden.

    A run of pressure-treated decorative fence panels

    Buy Fencing Direct is the UK’s premier supplier of garden fencing.

    We stock a huge range of contemporary fence panels. Here are 5 of our favourites. Which would you

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  4. Is a Deck or Patio Better for Garden Design?

    Is a Deck or Patio Better for Garden Design?

    Wood or Stone? Boards or Paving? Let's Take a Look...

    A hard surface is pretty much an essential for most gardens. It's a place for garden furniture, for barbecues, to avoid walking straight out onto muddy or wet grass and to create variety of texture in the garden. Really, what would a garden be without a patio or deck as a designated area for relaxing, dining outdoors and displaying your container plants?

    Deciding whether to have deck or patio needs to take into factor a few considerations. Let us guide you through them all...

    Building

    tools to lay a patio

    Building a patio

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  5. Why a Garden Canopy is Perfect for You

    Why a Garden Canopy is Perfect for You

    Garden Canopies Enhance All Homes

    A garden canopy is a wonderful way to transform your outdoor space. Incredibly attractive and remarkably practical, it will give you immense pleasure for many years to come.

    Often referred to as an ‘awning’, a garden canopy is an investment rather than a luxury, and is a rewarding asset.

    Let’s take a look at five major benefits of owning a garden awning now.

    5 Benefits of a Garden Canopy

    A 13x10 brown lean-to garde

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  6. Keep Your Garden Tidy with Small Garden Storage

    Keep Your Garden Tidy with Small Garden Storage

    The Invaluable Garden Storage Box

    No matter what sort of lifestyle you lead, a small garden storage box is an absolute godsend.

    This isn’t business sales patter, and we’re not hyping up the next ‘big thing’, but patio storage boxes are amongst the most useful items in the garden. In fact, pound for pound, in both weight and sterling, you’d struggle to make a better purchase.

    If you don’t believe us, consider these 10 benefits of small garden storage:

    10 Brilliant Uses for Small Garden Storage Boxes

    1. Outside Storage for Dog Walkers

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  7. How to Use Garden Trellis

    How to Use Garden Trellis

    Trellis Makes A Garden Beautiful  

    Garden trellis, often referred to as lattice, is a simple, effective way to improve your garden’s appearance.

    Attractive in its own right, trellis really comes into its own when adorned with climbing plants. This is when it offers you something incredibly beautiful and truly unique.

    A wooden garden obelisk with purple flowers growing up its trellis sides.

    That said, the benefits of lattice aren’t confined to giving a garden a general makeover, for it has many practical uses too.

    Let’s take a

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  8. Garden Decking Designs for You

    Garden Decking Designs for You

    Benefits of Using Garden Decking

    Smart, stylish and usually maintenance-free, garden decking makes a wonderful addition to any outdoor area. Viewed as far more attractive and luxurious than paving, decking is a great way to extend your living space and increase the value of your home.

    The case for garden decking, therefore, is clear, but once you’ve decided to install it, you’ll need to choose the best type of decking for your outdoor space.

    A sofa and garden table and chairs on top of a 3.6m

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  9. How to Install A Garden Arbour

    How to Install A Garden Arbour

    About Garden Arbours

    If you're a DIY novice and wondering how to install a garden arbour, don't worry, it's a relatively straightforward process. Still, getting it exactly right first time will ensure your arbour withstands even the worst of weather and remains a much-loved fixture in your garden for many years to come.

    Garden arbours sport a variety of timeless designs, ranging from simple, understated elegance to stunning garden focal points, especially when they include trellis adorned with climbing plants.

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  10. Bike Sheds - A Guide to Bike Storage

    Bike Sheds - A Guide to Bike Storage

    Bike Sheds Are Among the UK’s Favourite Garden Sheds

    Bike ownership is at record levels, leading some people to argue that cycling is the UK’s national sport. Consequently, there are now a huge number of bike sheds for sale.

    If this trend continues, bike storage sheds will soon overtake traditional wooden sheds as the nation’s favourite garden buildings.

    The green 6x3 Asgard Premium Metal Bike Store, doors open, bikes and accessories inside.

    Why Do I Need A Bike Shed?

    Unfortunately, our craze for 2 wheels has a

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