Garden makeover on a budget

The garden is increasingly being thought of as an additional room; an outdoor living space that is great for entertaining, for relaxing in private tranquility, or for playing and exploring.

Fencing not only has a functional role in providing your garden with security, shelter and privacy; with a choice of heights and decorative trellis options, the garden dividers, fence panels and screens afford a wide range of decorative options. Even in small gardens, it is possible to create distinctive spaces, each secluded, but each giving a tantalising glimpse into the next, allowing for contrasting themes, such as an area to entertain, an area to relax and an area for the kids to play.

Creating a special area in your garden for you to enjoy doesn't need to be costly. The clever use of basics such as garden fence panels that you needed anyway, mixed with simple planting of foliage and classic flowers can be just as effective as a full garden overhaul.

If you are looking for great focal point for your garden that will draw your eye to frame a view, there are many traditional and contemporary designs of garden arches available; from a simple, classic frame to those with designs including integral trellis', which act as a superb supporting framework for climbing plants such as Clematis, with its large blooms and honeysuckle that gives a mass of yellow and pink aromatic flowers in early summer.

Arbours and gazebos can be used to provide additional seating in your garden as well as a peaceful retreat where you can relax with a good book or a glass of wine, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The easiest and lowest cost of all of the garden make-overs is the garden planter / plant pots! With a phenomenal number of different designs, you are sure to find the perfect planter, giving a much-needed boost of colour, structure and contrast to transform your patio, balcony, garden or conservatory.

All of the products for sale at are built to withstand the test of time, being manufactured using traditional methods and with the highest quality timber. Most timber products are also supplied with a 15-year guarantee (look out for the 15-year guarantee stamp) and literally never need treating against rot or fungal decay thanks to the Pressure Treatment process which eliminates the need to apply further coating ......... just leaving you to enjoy your garden!!

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