So you want to impulse-buy a chiminea, fire pit or pizza oven?

With the best will in the world, our forecasters can’t make decent predictions about the weather more than a few days ahead. There’s no way the weather people can pin down an entire ‘barbecue summer’ like the tabloids predicted a few years ago. They were wrong, of course. It was a particularly damp and chilly […]

Super-simple spring cocktails and snacks – Happy Easter!

Easter used to be an ordinary Bank Holiday, four days off in a row that’d see millions of us driving hundreds of miles to take an early spring break. Millions of us still drive hundreds of miles at Easter, but just as many stay home, avoid the traffic altogether and just… relax! These days Easter […]

3 great steel chimineas & the amazing stuff they’re made from

If you’re wondering which chiminea to buy, what chiminea is best, there are all sorts of factors to take into account. But rest assured every chiminea we sell, whether it’s steel or cast iron or clay, works beautifully to heat your outdoor space. This time around we’re taking a look at steel chimineas and the […]

Garden DIY – Make a beautiful chiminea stand

If you’re eagerly anticipating spring, you’re not the only one. All over the nation our customers are emerging, blinking, into the sunshine, admiring the daffs, crocuses, snowdrops and primroses, spotting early green shoots on shrubs, and thinking about getting the chim out for an absolute belter of a party. We sell a brilliant floor protector […]

Six awesome hot alcoholic drinks for winter alfresco entertainment

One of the best secrets to staying warm outdoors in cooler weather, through winter and early spring, is to eat tasty hot food and enjoy steaming hot alcoholic drinks. You could go on a coffee frenzy and make delicious exotic coffees for your guests, of course, or stick to tea, still one of the nation’s […]

20 tips – Preparing your garden for spring entertainment

Plenty of our customers use their chimineas all year round. We’ve even come across one family who used theirs on Christmas Day, firing her up and standing around enjoying festive mulled wine and mince pies outdoors, late into the evening. But most of us tend to use our chimineas in spring, summer and autumn, putting […]

Not one. Not two. We have 86 clay chimineas to choose from

Walk into any decent-sized garden centre or DIY outlet and if you’re lucky you’ll spot one, two, maybe even three or four different chimineas to choose from. Pah. Four? We, on the other hand, have an astonishing 86 beautiful clay chimineas to explore, everything from really neat and small to XL, in every imaginable colour […]