Author Archives: RichardSwift

How to Have Weathered Metal Garden Furniture Restored

How to Have Weathered Metal Garden Furniture Restored Perhaps you want to preserve some pitted, rusted, or worn metal garden furniture, or have it repainted. If so, you’re in the right place. We are experts in restoring cast aluminum garden furniture! Rather than throwing it away or painting over the...

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Using Structure in the Garden

Using Structure in the Garden Any garden design worth its salt looks just as good, if not better, in the dormant autumn and winter months.  As the leaves drop off the trees, it is the shape of branches and dried seed heads that come to the fore.  A few dried...

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A Shopping List for the Warm Times Ahead

A Shopping List for the Warm Times Ahead We might just be in the early days of spring, and there may still be the odd occasion when you can enjoy your aluminium outdoor furniture, but somehow the sleek sophistication of a metal garden chair rather loses its appeal when there’s...

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Your Garden Isn’t Just for You!

Your Garden Isn’t Just for You! Hedgehogs.  What’s not to love?  Gardeners throughout the land are being urged to consider one of our most beloved native wild mammals since population levels have sunk to a desperate level.  Time was when you’d see a squashed hedgehog on the roads almost all...

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Seed Selection

Seed Selection In the aftermath of the Wardian Case invention, these times were filled with the promise of success that seeds presented. But at the end of each issue catalogs had information listing sources for rare bulbs – in their hundreds. This would have been a very difficult task for...

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Collection of Potted Unusual Chilli Peppers

Collection of Potted Unusual Chilli Peppers The tour of Amy Goldman’s amazing garden and farm was one of the pleasures Joe and I had this past summer. She had a collection of pots planted with peppers – this was the highlight of the visit for me, even though there were...

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Where Do I Get My Ideas ?

Where Do I Get My Ideas ? I keep getting people asking me questions like – “how do you keep coming up with ideas?” and I usually respond by telling them that new gardening ideas or projects will never be in short supply because I have a long list that...

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Lazy Gardener Tips

Lazy Gardener Tips  I’ve come across some cracking tips for lazy gardeners – but first and foremost, I’d recommend you get yourself plenty of garden seating.  For real low maintenance, you want cast aluminium patio furniture – it’ll only need a hose down occasionally, and can stay out in all...

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Garden Furniture Buyers Guide 2017

Garden Furniture Buyers Guide 2017 So you want to buy some outdoor furniture and you are confused, so here is our Garden Furniture Buyers Guide to help! There are so many different types and prices on offer, which patio furniture range is best suited to your needs? Cost Prices are...

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