The Buy Fencing Direct Blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Top 10 Ideas for Garden Decking

    Top 10 Ideas for Garden Decking

    There aren’t many better ways to transform your garden than with decking boards. Coming in a range of styles, they are suitable for a vast array of innovative garden projects. Let’s take a look at some of the many uses for decking now, in our Top 10 Ideas for Garden Decking.

    Wood decking


    No. 10 – A vantage point to admire fish in your pond

    There’s something special about a wood deck placed next to water, isn’t there? Not only do they look attractive, decking boards also provide you with a stable, secure vantage poi

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  4. The Best Fence Panels for Windy Areas

    The past few months have indisputably demonstrated that Britain can experience some peculiar weather. We have certainly had an unusual winter. Enough about that though; we’re bored of reading overly dramatic articles about the snow. Nevertheless, one of the criteria of being British is talking incessantly about the weather; so, today let’s discuss the wind instead.

    While the wind has many uses, it can cause havoc with your fence panels.

    Those of us living in windy spots, such as the North, the South West and high-altitude areas, have a number of problems to contend with. Choosing the correct fence panels is one of them. Many wou

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  5. How to Plant a Year-Round Hanging Basket

    How to Plant a Year-Round Hanging Basket

    A Hanging Basket Can Be for Life, Not Just Summer

    Sure, a stuffed-out, summer-flowering hanging basket in full flow is a joy when hanging from a secure bracket on a well-maintained fence.

    But once autumn arrives, the plants fade and are consigned to the compost bin, what happens then? Of course, you can replace it with a winter basket. And that will last until spring, then begin to look a little tatty before summer bursts back on the scene.

    Or...you can plant up one basket to last the whole year round.

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  6. Forest Willow Obelisk Giveaway

    Forest Willow Obelisk 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 willow obelisk 1.2m pack of two. 

    Ideal for growing edible plants such as vine tomatoes and beans or decorative plants such as clematis, rose and sweet peas, this 1.2m high feature has a 40cm base. Sold in packs of two, you could even try growing edible and decorative plants at the same time.

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

    To be in with the chance of winning this pack of two Forest willow obelisk , all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the compet

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  7. Signs of Spring in the Garden

    Signs of Spring in the Garden

    Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer – Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

    Generally regarded as encompassing the three months from 1st March until 31st May, spring can be a funny season, can’t it? This year, the first day of spring arrived in the form of ‘The Beast from the East’, followed by ‘Storm Emma’, covering most of the country in snow and battering us with high winds. Yet, within a matter of days, this winter-like weather had been replaced by beautiful sunshine and rising temperatures.

    In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours – Mark Twain

    Should there indeed be further inclement weather to come, fear not, for it is sure to quickly disapp

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  8. Fencing Ideas for Your Front Garden

    Fencing Ideas for Your Front Garden

    After last summer’s project, your back garden now boasts a magnificent run of fencing; six-foot fence panels, gravel boards, matching fence posts and even finials beautifully frame your lawn, flower beds and vegetable patch. How about your front garden though? A threadbare garden hedge that’s been there for as long as you can remember? Clearly its time for an upgrade – wooden fence panels are the solution.

    Wooden fence panels required

    Featheredge and close board fencing

    Perhaps you live on a main road and have children or pets to look after? The best fe

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  9. On the Up – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg on a Fence Panel

    On the Up – Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg on a Fence Panel

    Everyone likes the idea of a bit of GIY (grow it yourself) but some are put off by lack of space. And a shortage of time. After all, allotment waiting lists can be long and a dedicated two days a week to keeping a plot ship-shape unfeasible. Never fear - if you have a fence panel you can be a top GIY-er. Honest.

    A vertical garden

    A sturdy fence panel is the perfect support for runner beans. Planted in the ground or into large pots, plants will scramble and twirl in and out of slats and sections of a fence panel. Same thing goes for climbing French beans. Oh, and cucumbers, pumpkins and indeed anything that either climbs or usually flops on the floor.

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  10. Wooden, Metal or Plastic Sheds? Our Advice on How to Choose

    Wooden, Metal or Plastic Sheds? Our Advice on How to Choose

    Every garden needs a shed. Sheds are such versatile buildings: providing extra outdoor storage space for tools, lawnmowers and garden furniture; creating impressive home-gyms or garden offices; as well as being a superb place to grow seedlings and complete other gardening-related activities.

    But which garden shed should you choose? There is such a wide variety it can feel almost overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Even after you’ve decided on a size, you still need to pick between metal sheds, plastic sheds and wooden garden sheds. So, here’s our lowdown on your options.

    Wooden Sheds

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