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6 Ways of Attracting Birds to Your Garden

Posted by admin on Jun 27, 2019 under Uncategorized
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Many of us instinctively intuit the profound shifts in mood which the natural environment can effect in humans. Connections between happiness and environmental aspects are no longer just anecdotal; a growing body of scientific literature has come to affirm this most primordial of human insights.

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5 Ways To Recycle Garden Furniture

Posted by admin on May 21, 2019 under Uncategorized

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Are you wondering how to get rid of old furniture that is looking tired, broken or is no longer fit for its intended purpose? Recycling garden furniture doesn’t have to be stressful. We have five simple eco-friendly solutions for disposing of your unwanted garden furniture.

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Top 4 Summer Garden Trends of 2019

Posted by admin on May 1, 2019 under Backyard, Gardening, Uncategorized
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Summer is right around the corner and with that comes endless BBQ’s and gatherings with all your family and friends. From the months of May to September (excluding the odd day of torrential rain in between) most of your free time will be spent situated in your garden.

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How to Keep Foxes Out of the Garden in 9 Easy Steps

Posted by admin on Apr 15, 2019 under Uncategorized
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If you live in the UK, then you’ve probably seen a fox or two (to say the least) in your lifetime. Whilst cute, they can cause serious damage to your garden, from ruining the plants, to ruining your garden furniture or even causing harm to your pets. If you’re wondering how to get rid of them, here are nine easy ways of keeping foxes away from your garden.

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Minimalist Gardens: What are They & How to Design One?

Posted by admin on Mar 13, 2019 under Uncategorized

Is an empty garden a minimalist garden?

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How To Make A Zen Garden

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2019 under Backyard, Uncategorized

What is a Zen garden?

Zen gardens, also known as Japanese Rock Gardens, originated as a place of contemplation. The ambient textures, sounds and lighting form a peaceful space for reflection amidst life’s busyness. In recent days, the stand-out gardens have been adopted by the active and the laid-back, attesting to their universally appealing nature.

What do you need to create a Zen garden?

There are seven key components in creating a Zen garden:

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Homes & Antiques

Posted by admin on Jun 10, 2011 under Uncategorized

We are running a fantastic competition in Homes and Antiques magazine to win a £3000 teak garden furniture set – The Barbuda. Take a look here
The end date is the 5th July 2011 so get your entries in quick for a chance to win this prize.

Surrey County Show 2011

Posted by admin on Jun 10, 2011 under Uncategorized

What a great day we had in Guilford at the County Show, the sun was almost shining and what a superb turnout for this one day event.

See you again in 2012!

Hertfordshire County Show

Posted by admin on Jun 10, 2011 under Uncategorized

Did you come and see our stand at the Hertfordshire Country Show 2011? It was a good turnout despite the wet weather. We had the stunning Bermuda teak and granite table on view which received great reviews and feedback from people.

Ivor Cullen (78), Our Backbone.

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2010 under Uncategorized

For the first time, I noticed yesterday that the daylight seems to be pushing the boundaries against the darkness and cold. I can always tell that spring is on its way when our solar lights outside the front of our house actually manage enough battery charge to light up, as briefly as it may currently be. Looking at the Faraway website statistics it confirms my hunch that people are already on the lookout for a nice garden furniture set. Who can blame them? With our short summers, it’s even more important we make the most of it and what better way to do that than with a set of teak garden furniture that would make you brush your hand against it every time you walk by? I would highly recommend however, that before you make any buying decisions, that you should read our Teak Furniture Advice page. It was written by our very own Ivor Cullen who has been building boats in Scotland using Teak and Oak since he was 14 years old! He is, this year celebrating his 78th birthday. There is nothing there is to know about teak that Ivor does not know. It never ceases to amaze me how, at the age of 78 years young, he is still as enthusiastic about teak as he was when he first picked up a chisel and mallet. He reads and replies each and every email sent to him for advice from customers and non customers alike. He has helped many people who have been bitten by unscrupulous e-tailers who sell cheap teak that falls apart after a few weeks by writing his expert opinion on the teak and manufacturing process and the reasons for the eventual failure. He has even gone as far as appearing in court as an expert in his field to help one particular gentlemen get his money back from a well know e-tailer (since than they are now trading under a different name) He has done a great job as our quality control officer, and emphasising and supporting our good old fashioned customer service ethos. We love you Ivor and hope you can be with us for at least another 10 years.