How we love earthy, leaf-strewn Autumn at Garden Requisites. Some say that Spring is the classic season for a clear-out but we find, when the weather is wilder outside, November is the time to regroup and re-organise with clear heads, to consider what’s worked, what needs a bit of tweaking and what needs a radical rethink.
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As we scan the skies for Autumn storms, we consider the suitability of this year’s Winter wardrobe. As well as cutting a dash, will we be well enough equipped in the face of roaring sou’westerlies and intermittent freezes beyond? Reaches for a pile of this season’s catalogues, a dark hot chocolate and throws another log on the fire!
Moving house to the country? Installing or firing up a wood burner or maybe reviving an old fireplace? It won’t be long then until logs loom large on your Autumn to do list.
Winter approaches and we’re dreaming of softly flickering hearths and wood burners that calm all who enter the toasty and welcoming interiors of today.
An attractive gate is an inviting addition to your garden and can be practical, merely decorative, or both.
Late Summer, early Autumn is a particularly good time of year to review, regroup, perfect and plan for next year’s even more glorious gardens.
Late summer in England heralds handsome gluts of bountiful garden harvests. Home growers are busy prepping fruit and vegetables for what will soon be groaning freezers, bagging seeds and generally having an outdoor clear up in readiness for the more inclement months ahead.
Do you covet a cosy hearth and spend the darker months drawn to flickering flames of a revived fireplace or newly installed state-of-the-art wood burning stove? Now’s the time to consider your stove or open fire set-up.
Dress the house, outside and in. Making a few lists? Checking them thrice? We’ve been busy elves, creating Christmas gift orders for a few weeks now, as we need to work a little way in advance and make many of our wirework garden structures to order. As busy as we are, though, we have really
A garden isn’t just for summer! It’s so tempting to clean your garden tools down at this time of year and squirrel them away until spring but if you have sturdy planters to hand, don’t miss these simple seasonal planting tricks to really lift the hearts of your house (and garden) guests.
Introducing portable planters to a garden or previously barren area presents some exciting planting possibilities. Instant gardens can spring up in boring back yards and border hitherto dull patios. Doorways and other entrances can be enhanced with pretty potted climbers for a warm welcome.
We’ve plucked just a handful of hard working candidates for seasonal window boxes in the UK. Explore the looks on our metal window boxes pinterest board.
Bring colour and fragrance to your garden at different levels this summer by adding elegant climbing plants using a wall trellis.
The garden has come to fulfil more functions than ever: play area, dining area, storeroom, vegetable patch. So how is it best to divide your outside space?
So you’d like to tackle that bare wall, create more privacy, keep peering neighbours at bay, divide and conquer bleak and barren areas of the garden, resurrect a small outdoor space.
It was only last week, whilst glued to ‘possibly’ the greatest garden show on earth that we spied our zinc galvanised canopy in Sean Murray’s show garden on Main Avenue!
Do you wish your garden had more privacy, yet don’t want it to feel like a fortress? A wall top trellis is a great way to add a decorative element to a plain wall or fence and to create privacy.