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The Buy Fencing Direct Blog

  1. 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. 

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  2. 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 maintain its attractive ap

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  3. 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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  4. 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. 

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  5. Garden Storage Reminder - Everything Will Eventually Need Packing Away

    Garden Storage Reminder - Everything Will Eventually Need Packing Away

    Be Prepared for the End of Summer with Garden Storage

    Here at Buy Fencing Direct, we’re loving this summer every bit as much as you are, but we do feel duty-bound to offer you just the gentlest little reminder. We don’t want to be party poopers, or wish time away, but in around 2 months’ time, your new barbecue, garden furniture, games and tools will all need packing away.

    Do you have somewhere to store them? You don’t? Well, don’t let that concern interrupt your summer, for, as always, we are here to help.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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. 

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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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. 

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