Category Archives: gardens

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 […]

Alfresco Living Special – 30 Cool Alternative Uses For a Shed

A wooden shed is beautiful, useful, practical, and often remarkably easy to build. Shed kits are fairly easy to handle, usually simple enough to construct in a day. We know people who have created entire indoor-outdoor rooms themselves on a home-build basis, following basic online instructions. The results are well insulated and cosy, and can […]

Love your lawn – And let the wildlife in!

Are you planning to site your chiminea on the lawn? If so special our chiminea floor protector mat might be a good idea, and many of our chimineas come with a metal stand to keep the grass from getting singed. We also sell chiminea guards to keep sparks from getting where they shouldn’t. But what […]

Simple, stylish DIY garden art for complete numpties

You spend lots of time outdoors. Or that’s your ambition. Either way, you may as well make your outdoor space an interesting and entertaining place to be, somewhere your friends, family and guests like to be because it’s a bit different. And that can include visual treats like DIY garden art and sculpture. It’s a […]