Nov
25

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Protect your Plant Pots

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Have you thought about your plant pots this winter?  You have probably thought about protecting your plants from the winter frosts, and moved them into a greenhouse or a sheltered spot but don’t forget that your plant pots will also need protecting from the cold. The damp weather can make terracotta pots chip and flake. Terracotta plant pots are made of clay and will soak up water.  When the temperatures drop these pots will be very likely to crack.  Similarly pots that are only glazed on the outside can also be prone to cracking in the cold weather.  Glass pots and ones that are glazed inside and out can also crack if the soil in them gets too wet. Keep your pots off the ground If you can’t bring these…

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Nov
19

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Winter is coming …

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Winter is coming and it is time to get our thinking caps on and think of warming ideas! Conservatories and lean to’s seem to be problem areas when it comes to keeping warm in the winter, but instead of avoiding the space why not attempt to keep it warm. Electric or gas heaters are good ways to warm rooms within your house, but when it comes to conservatories you don’t have the luxury of proper insulation. Draught excluders help to keep the warm air from escaping but it is also important to look at the windows and make sure that quality seals are used. If your conservatory has fitted blinds it is a good idea to make sure that these are pulled down to help avoid heat loss. Heated flooring is…

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Nov
14

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Don’t leave your furniture out in the cold…..

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You have spent £100’s on beautiful garden furniture – why not maximise its usage by bringing it inside? Here are some great reasons to bring your Garden Furniture inside….. The look is Timeless Good quality  garden  furniture can easily double up as an indoor dining table and still remain in keeping with classic decor. Nothing looks nicer than Rattan furniture in the conservatory or even in your lounge. Portable furniture Rattan garden furniture is lightweight and easy to move….so can easily be moved close to the TV for that elderly relative that is hard of hearing, or moved away from the TV if you need some quiet time away from the kids. Outdoor furniture is extremely durable. I am always looking for more seating around Christmas time when the family descends….

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