Blog archive 2019

Contemporary Fireguard for black log burning stove on a slate hearth December 2019

Stove Fireguard for Christmas

At this time of year, what better way to spend the evenings than curled up in front of the fire or wood burning stove? Whether your pet of choice is dog or cat, or something more exotic, a fireguard is always a good idea for total peace of mind. With two fireguard designs to choose

Wrought iron door canopies in UK above side doors with bay trees November 2019

Zinc Door Canopies

November is last month of Autumn and such, heralds in the long dark nights together with the wind and rain conspiring to soak us and our doorways…..well why not be prepared? Now’s the time to invest in a beautiful and practical zinc galvanized door canopy for your front door, back door and patio doors. Our high quality,

Decorative mesh fireguard in front of a stove in a fireplace and cat October 2019

Feline Friendly Fireguards

With respect to all dogs out there, our feline friends know a thing or two about the fine art of lying on a rug in front of an open fire or stove!  This lovely image from one of our customers shows just how fascinated her cat was once the stove was lit. The glow and

Large wrought iron porch with painted ironwork columns over French doors September 2019

Ironwork Porches

We’re often asked whether we can make porches to measure or create bespoke porch canopy designs, and the answer is always yes! Some porches have to accommodate very specific issues such as elaborate fanlights above the door, wall lights close to the lintel or very uneven stonework along the façade. None of these should put

Zinc galvanized steel garden planter with purple flowers August 2019

Zinc Galvanized Planters

August is a tricky month to keep your garden plants looking good, but there’s no excuse for neglecting your flowering displays in your garden planters. The key to keeping them looking worthy of a Gold award from the Chelsea Flower Show is to ensure that the planter is large enough, that the flowers & shrubs

Wire metal trellis arch over front door for supporting plants in UK July 2019

Traditional Wirework Rose Arches

Now that Summer is in full swing and the movers and shakers of the plant world are doing their thing, don’t forget to keep them looking their very best. The priority after the obvious watering and feeding will be deadheading. Every rose, clematis or honeysuckle will need constant maintenance to ensure that the three D’s

Grey window box June 2019

Great British Summertime Window Boxes and Planters

As the sporting highlight of British Summertime, Wimbledon for us marks the heralding of the summer season. Strawberries, cream, Pimms… anyone? An essential occasion, as familiar to us Brits as ice cream on the beach or barbecues in the rain. As we will all be making the most of our gardens – whether large or

English forest with wild garlic but no metal wall trellis or wirework arches May 2019

May Bank Holiday Garden Preparation

May Bank Holiday Garden Preparation – Garden Arches, Trellis or even a Gazebo? Now that Spring has arrived make sure your garden is prepared for the influx of visitors (both human guests and wildlife of course!) If you’re planning a May Day shindig or a late May bank holiday BBQ visit our Products pages for some inspiration

Detail of diamond metal wall trellis panel with pink roses in UK garden April 2019

Easter Garden Planning

Planning for Garden Trellis Panels April is the ideal time to start planting climbing plants such as sweet peas beside one of our galvanized trellis panels. Sweet peas are great for early flowering and are one of the nation’s favourite flowering plants with their gorgeous high scent, climbing ability and lovely flower stems they are a

Spring is here March 2019

Spring into life..

Planning for Spring Planters and Window Boxes March is the month when we officially cast away the doom and gloom of Winter by celebrating the promise of things to come with the Spring Equinox on the 20th of March. This marks the date when day and night are the same lengths all over the world, with

Snow-covered Batheaston gardens February 2019

Wintry Bath Scenes near Garden Requisites’ Workshop

Yes, it’s rather chilly in the UK! Many people across the country embraced the start of February this year snuggled up indoors enjoying a snow day, toasty and warm with their loved ones. Those lucky people with an open fire or log burner and a Garden Requisites handmade steel fireguard to boot must be pleased

January 2019

New Year – New Resolutions – New trellis?!

Christmas is over and the New Year has begun and sure enough, we can’t open the papers or go online without being bombarded with tips and hints how to de-toxify our bodies or de-clutter our homes to enhance and simplify our lives. So as a distraction, here’s a photograph of the beautiful River Avon taken



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