How Not to Treat Your Good Deck

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A long time ago I had a large deck built on the back of our house, and my builder encouraged me to construct it from treated wood and never stain it, and to just allow it to weather naturally. It actually looks quite good, as the treatment on the wood turns it a slight green…

No More Winter Blues – Buy a Wood Burning Fireplace

Weber 2726 Wood Burning Fireplace

A wood burning fireplace could be answer to the winter blues, read on below for my story… See My TOP Recommendation here! As winter nears and the days become shorter a lot of people will miss sitting outside of an evening with a drink, either non-alcoholic or their favourite tipple. There is something really satisfying…

Buying a Propane Fire Pit

Propane Fire Pit

I recently wrote an article on the benefits of owning a wood burning fireplace, I was totally convinced that adding the wood and firelight blocks or using paraffin etc was the way forward, it is still a very enjoyable experience and certainly not a hardship but it has come as a great surprise that I…

Any Gardeners Suffering With SAD?

SAD Symptoms

As winter gets closer and closer many of us will suffer with some form of SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder). We may feel sluggish and lethargic, this of course is due to a lack of Sunlight leading to prolonged amounts of time indoors during these colder months and completing a vicious cycle. Getting enough fresh air…

How To Grow A Shade Garden

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Often we hear that shady spots are hard to grow plants in  – that nothing will grow under trees or in the shade. This is definitely not true. With the right plants for your zone, you can have a stunning shade garden that just may trump your sunny front yard! Here are a few tips…

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