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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 5 Standout Garden Seats

    5 Standout Garden Seats

    Garden Furniture Is A Sound Investment

    There are few things in life more enjoyable than soaking up a bit of sunshine, so what better way to celebrate the start of summer than by purchasing some beautiful, new outdoor furniture?

    High-quality garden seating is always a sound investment, being much used, highly practical and a cost-effective way to enhance your garden’s design.

    Let’s take a look at 5 of our standout garden seats, which we hope you’ll agree are a cut-above the norm.

    The Rowlinson Garden Creations Wooden Seat and Planter Set, pink flowers

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  4. How to Attach Garden Trellis to a Fence Panel or Wall

    How to Attach Garden Trellis to a Fence Panel or Wall

    The Benefits of Garden Trellis

    Trellis, also known as lattice, not only looks attractive in its own right, it is also the perfect way to train climbers.

    This means that you can create a uniquely beautiful garden fence or add interest to an otherwise unremarkable brick wall.

    Trellis is a wonderful way to enhance your garden and, if you erect it correctly, you can enjoy its benefits for many years to come.

    The 5'11x3'11 Hidcote Decorative Diamond Wooden Lattice Trellis, fixed to a brick wall, with shrubs in the foreground.

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  5. Container Gardening - A Guide to Using Planters and Plant Containers

    Container Gardening - A Guide to Using Planters and Plant Containers

    Why Are Planters and Plant Containers So Useful?

    You’ve done it, I’ve done it - everyone’s done it. I’m on about buying a plant when you know that your garden is full.

    The plant is delivered and then you have to find a home for it.

    Or you may have a patio garden. All concrete and paving slabs. No greenery to be seen within the confines of your brick enclosure.

    Plants in round, plastic containers, situated on a patio, next to a fence.

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  6. Garden Arches as Focal Points in Your Garden Design

    Garden Arches as Focal Points in Your Garden Design

    Benefits of A Garden Arch

    With warmer weather upon us, now is the time to focus on the layout of your garden.

    A key component of garden design is the garden arch, which makes a wonderful way to frame a walkway or separate different sections of your outdoor space.  

    Whether you opt for a traditional wooden garden arch or prefer the more imposing style of metal garden arches, we have something to perfectly complement your own garden's design.

    So, why not make the most of your weekend and add instant appeal to your garden with one of our premium-quality garden arches?

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  7. Forest Overlap Cold Frame Easter Giveaway

    Forest Overlap Cold Frame Easter Giveaway

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

    Here at Buy Fencing, we’re giving you the chance to win this Fab Forest Large Overlap Cold Frame.

    Designed to trap the maximum amount of light and warmth and so extend the growing season. The garden cold frames are the perfect solution for hardening off your plants before exposing them to the full force of the British weather, and growing vegetables and herbs virtually year round.

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

    To be in with the chance of winning this fab prize, 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 April 28t

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  8. Summer Giveaway Forest Toulouse Wooden Garden Planter

    Summer Giveaway Forest Toulouse Wooden Garden Planter

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

    Here at Buy Fencing, we’re giving you the chance to win this Fab Forest Toulouse Wooden Garden Planter 3'3x1'4 (1.0x0.4m)

    Simplicity can sometimes work wonders, and that's just the case with the toulouse planter!  

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

    To be in with the chance of winning this fab prize, 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 Wednesday July 17th at Midday and the winner will be announced the following day Thursday July 18th.

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  9. Top 4 Decorative Garden Fence Panels

    Top 4 Decorative Garden Fence Panels

    Decorative garden fence panels are enjoying a huge surge in popularity of late. Stylish, high-quality, and eye-catching, it’s no surprise many are opting for these contemporary designs over traditional overlap or featheredge fencing.

    Perhaps you’re looking to sell your property, and you need to replace your dilapidated current panels. Which option do you think will boost your curb appeal – standard overlap or striking decorative garden fence panels?

    Maybe your back-garden boundary is looking a little worse for wear; would straightforward featheredge or exciting contemporary panels create a prettier frame for your flower beds and borders?

    ‘Which are the current

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  10. Bug Hotels – How and Why to Build One

    Bug Hotels – How and Why to Build One

    Roll Out the Red Carpet for Insects

    Most bugs are great in the garden. Even the nasties are part of a bigger picture.

    You can help keep this all in a healthy balance, and get your garden looking great, by building a bug hotel. Welcome them in, carry their bags to their room and always be there when needed.

    You'll soon reap the benefits. 

    A close up of a bug hotel

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