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  1. Fencing - The Choice is Yours

    Fencing - The Choice is Yours

    Well, obviously the choice is yours as no one can force fencing onto you and your garden. But the choice is dazzling. So, here’s how to weave your way through to your fencing Utopia.

    For me the first thought is, ‘What do I want the fencing to do?’ It could be a straightforward answer such as ‘to mark the boundary between my neighbour and me’. It may be something along the lines of ‘I need to support a rampant clematis currently sprawling over the soil’ or even ‘something to disguise where the bins hang out’. There’s even a new fence panel designed to answer that persistent and ever-growing problem of noise! Once you’ve decide

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  2. Adding Arbours, Pergolas and Gazebos to Your Garden

    Adding Arbours, Pergolas and Gazebos to Your Garden

    As children, building dens in the garden was an instinct – blankets across the washing line, cardboard boxes upended and filled with cushions, and hollowed out hideaways under bushes. As grown-ups, have much better ways to create those special places from which to make the most of our garden. When it comes to truly maximising enjoyment of our outdoor space, a permanent garden shelter is simply a must. Easy to erect and near maintenance-free, these shelters offer a beautiful standout garden feature, without significantly increasing our workload.

    So, which sort of shelter is right for your garden?

    The chances are that it will either be an arbour, pergola or gazebo but, to make an informed choice about which one to purchase, it’s important to consider exactly what you intend to use it for and to understand their different

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  3. Fifteen Fun Shed Facts - for every devoted sheddie

    Fifteen Fun Shed Facts - for every devoted sheddie

    definition of sheddie

    At Buy Fencing Direct, we admit that most of us are sheddies in some form or another.  So, for all you fellow sheddies out there who love your sheds, we've compiled this list of shed facts for you.

    According to Kerry Maxwell, author of Brave New Words, "the affectionate term sheddie has been around for a number of years, but has only recently come into the public eye in connection with the observation that the current economic situation may in part be responsible for the growing popularity of 'garden offices'. Users of garden offices, also some

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  4. Concrete vs Wooden Posts

    Concrete vs Wooden Posts

    Imagine being an outcast on a desert island. All you can take are eight songs, a book and a luxury. Now the songs part is easy, the book simple, but the luxury? Hmmm, obviously (obviously!) it’s between a concrete or a wooden post. Now there’s a dilemma.

    Concrete will weigh in heavier. A six-foot fence panel requires a heavy frame of concrete and they do need a couple of people to handle, manoeuvre and get in place. And once in place there is absolutely no tweaking or phrases like ‘don’t worry, the screws will bring it all together.’ Once in place that is the place. Forever. Wood, however, is slightly lighter, still heavy mind you, and - as with all posts and fencing - a helper is still a great idea. There is a bit of tweak-room with wood as it is a natural material and will be slightly more forgiving of a millimetre tolerance or two.

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  5. Why Do I Need a Shed?

    Why Do I Need a Shed?

    Oh, come on. That’s not actually the correct question. It should be ‘How many sheds do I need?'. Every garden, no matter what size or location, needs a shed of some sort. Whether it’s a man cave, girl grotto or family retreat, of course you need a shed. 

      

    Storage: Okay, the traditional use of a shed is to store all your gardening stuff in. Spades, forks, garden furniture and cushions all need to be housed somewhere. And although you might be able to get away with a mower in the front room of your house (I did for a month - just the once), a shed will always come to the resc

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  6. Creative Fencing Ideas for Your Garden

    Creative Fencing Ideas for Your Garden

    Fences are the backdrop for our gardens. Like a canvas, our plants, trees and other garden features create a picture – all framed by our garden fence.

    There are lots of fence styles to choose from – from traditional overlap fencing to undulating Paloma style fence panels. But for some, the usual choices aren’t enough to satisfy their creative vision.

    If you want to make a bolder statement with your fence line, we’ve gathered lots of creative fencing ideas for how to use your fence to add something extra special to your garden.

    Here are some ideas for your next garden makeover:

     Colour

    A simple way to spice up your garden fence is to give it a splash of colour. From softer greens and blues to bright pinks and purples, there is a shade for every taste. Plus, if you fancy a change next season, just grab the paint brush and you can match the latest trends.

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  7. Why You Should Treat Your Fence Panels This Winter

    Why You Should Treat Your Fence Panels This Winter

    During winter, there aren’t as many gardening jobs to be done. The ground - frozen solid. The flowers? Long gone. If you can brave the cold, what better time to get outside and give your tired, old fence panels a new lease of life?

    The all-important preparation:

    Firstly, check your panels thoroughly, especially if they’ve been around for a few years. Wicked winter winds could have caused damage: loosening fixings, snapping battens and cracking slats of wood. In a particularly bad storm this could cause your panel to go cartwheeling across the garden – no one wants that! A little bit of sprucing also doesn’t hurt: remove those pesky cobwebs, lichen and weeds.

    Choosing your treatment:

    Try and calculate how much treatment you’ll need. This will vary from product to product, and we’d also recommend sticking to reputable, established brand names. Picking the best colour for your panels f

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  8. Forest Raised Log Planter Giveaway

    Forest Raised Log Planter Giveaway

    It’s GIVEAWAY TIME again here at Buy Fencing Direct!

    Here at Buy Fencing, we’re giving you the chance to win this beautiful Forest Raised Log Planter. With plenty of growth depth and area this garden planter is perfect for growing plants, vegetables and herbs. Constructed from half logs giving it an attractive appearance and when planted up it will create a stunning focal point for your garden.

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Fencing Facebook page.

    To be in with the chance of winning this Raised Log Planter, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

    Deadline is November 20th at Midday and the winner will be announced the following day November 21st.
    GOOD LUCK ever

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  9. Forest Obelisk Summer Giveaway

    Forest Obelisk Summer Giveaway

    It’s GIVEAWAY TIME again here at Buy Fencing Direct!

    With summer in full swing, we are enjoying spending more time in our gardens enjoying the sunshine. Here at Buy Fencing, we’re giving you the chance to win this Forest Obelisk. If you are fond of climbing plants then this obelisk is the perfect structure for your garden. The clever design provides the ideal support for climbing plants such as the clematis and climbing vegetables such as the sweet pea. A perfect prize and addition to any garden!

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Fencing Facebook page.

    To be in with the chance of winning this Forest Obelisk, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

    Deadline is Sunday 20th August at

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  10. Large Overlap Cold Frame Summer Giveaway

    Large Overlap Cold Frame Summer Giveaway

    It’s GIVEAWAY TIME again here at Buy Fencing Direct!

    As summer is getting closer, we are well and truly ready to be spending more time outside in our gardens enjoying the sunshine but we are also thinking ahead for your yearly garden needs. Here at Buy Fencing we’re giving you the chance to win this brilliant large overlap cold frame. The cold frame features two independently opening lids, with a timber prop to allow air circulation throughout the garden cold frames. A perfect addition to any British garden this year!

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Fencing Facebook page.

    To be in with the chance of winning these excellent set of three planters, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

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