Garden Design

  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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