Tools & Equipment

9 of the best wheelbarrows

9 of the best wheelbarrow designs that help to lighten the load in the garden.

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Best wheelbarrows

9 of the best wheelbarrow designs that help to lighten the load in the garden.

During the colder months, the attention in the garden turns to tidying up and re-organising ready for the growing season ahead. We've chosen 9 of the best wheelbarrows to help lighten the load.

 

FOLDAWAY
Collapsible aluminium 150kg transport cart,
£373, Manufactum,
0800 096 0938, manufactum.co.uk

 

 

The best firewood for wood burning stoves plus tips for stacking

As winter approaches, it's time to start thinking about re-stocking your firewood supplies. Here we choose the best types of firewood, give advice on stacking logs and offer top tips for creating the perfect fire. 

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Firewood c Andrew Montgomery

As winter approaches, it's time to start thinking about re-stocking your firewood supplies. Here we choose the best types of firewood, give advice on stacking logs and offer top tips for creating the perfect fire. 

The glow of a wood burning fire is a welcome sight during the winter months. The flickering flames, the cracking and popping of burning bark and the delightful smell of woodsmoke all help to forget the gloomy darkness outside. To help you prepare for the months ahead, we've picked the best wood to burn and give tips for stacking your log pile and building the perfect fire.  

 

Ideas for Halloween pumpkins

Halloween is just around the corner and with the rise of social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram, the pressure is on to create a show-stopper of a pumpkin. Here's a few ideas to get you started. 

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Halloween pumpkins

Halloween is just around the corner and with the rise of social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram, the pressure is on to create a show-stopper of a pumpkin. Here's a few ideas to get you started. 

With the abundance of squash ready to be harvested in the garden, the creative fun of halloween can be a welcome way to use up surplus crops. Originally the Pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), the holiday marked the official end of the harvest season. Samhain also marked the time of year when the veil between the two worlds was particularly thin, allowing the dead spirits to cross into the world of the living.

NEW series: A year at Allt-y-bela

The first in a new four-part series with garden designer Arne Maynard at his Monmouthshire home, Allt-y-bela. In the series he will explain how the changing seasons shape his gardening year, beginning as winter approaches, with the importance of structure. 

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Allt-y-bela

The first in a new four-part series with garden designer Arne Maynard at his Monmouthshire home, Allt-y-bela. In the series he will explain how the changing seasons shape his gardening year, beginning as winter approaches, with the importance of structure. 

 

How to lay a hedge

The art of hedge laying is a centuries-old skill for creating living, stock-proof fences – and although it requires hard work and patience, practice invariably makes perfect. Here we give you a step-by-step guide on how to lay a hedge, as well as some styles of traditional county hedging styles for inspiration. 

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Hedge laying c. Andrew Montgomery

The art of hedge laying is a centuries-old skill for creating living, stock-proof fences – and although it requires hard work and patience, practice invariably makes perfect. Here we give you a step-by-step guide on how to lay a hedge, as well as some styles of traditional county hedging styles for inspiration. 

Hedge laying is a country skill that has been practised for centuries. Although a well-laid hedge looks beautiful, the original aim was to create a fence to stop sheep, cattle and other stock from straying. Styles vary across the country (see below), but the principles of hedge-laying remain the same. By laying the hedge you not only create a living fence, you also help to encourage new growth, making it an excellent way of regenerating an old, overgrown hedge without replacing it.

9 garden taps

Nine ways to bring water into the garden. 

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9 garden taps

Nine ways to bring water into the garden. 

 

Bringing water into the garden is an essential must-have for any discering gardener. However, sometimes, taps can become a dull addition or an eye-sore. Here we've picked out nine practical garden taps that don't compromise on style. 

 

DECORATIVE

Looking after your tools

We often forget to look after our garden tools. But with a bit of love and care, they can maintain their efficiency and become much longer lasting. Here we give you a few tips on maintaining and sharpening your garden tools. 

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Looking after your tools

We often forget to look after our garden tools. But with a bit of love and care, they can maintain their efficiency and become much longer lasting. Here we give you a few tips on maintaining and sharpening your garden tools. 

We often forget to look after our garden tools. But with a bit of love and care, they can maintain their efficiency and become much longer lasting. Here we give you a few tips on maintaining and sharpening your garden tools. 

Maintenance

Daniel Back is a gardener and designer who knows that a well-tended garden requires well-kept tools. Dan takes a craftsman's approach to gardens and it follows that he keeps his tools in meticulous order. In peak condition they are a pleasure to use; efficient and sharp and long lasting. 

9 garden chairs

We've picked nine garden chairs, perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. 

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Garden chairs

We've picked nine garden chairs, perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. 

Find a style that will complement your garden design. 

 

MOULDED POLYPROPLENE

Vitra Eames DAR armchair,
£304, John Lewis,
03456 049 049, johnlewis.com

 

 

 

9 Fruit cages

We select 9 different fruit cages that provide a made-to-measure solution to protect your fruit and vegetables. 

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9 fruit cages

We select 9 different fruit cages that provide a made-to-measure solution to protect your fruit and vegetables. 

Attractive designs that will add character to your garden as well as protecting your fruit and vegetables. 

 

 

 

 

SEASONED OAK

Oak fruit cage, from £8,000-£9,000,

Sellick & Saxton,
sellickandsaxton.com

 

 

 

 

Join the debate on the future of landscape design: 5-20 September 2015

Be part of the international cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate natural landscapes and how we can use garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education to better connect to our environments

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International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden, c.Leonardo Tagliabue

Be part of the international cultural gathering, held in the historic Italian city of Bergamo, to celebrate natural landscapes and how we can use garden design, architecture, ecology, art and education to better connect to our environments

 

 

 

 

 

 

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