Summer is here and it’s time for the annual gathering of friends and family. Hosting an outdoor gathering can be a lot of fun, whether it’s a BBQ, party, or any other type of event. Here are some tips to help you host the perfect outdoor gathering.
Your backyard is an extension of your home—a place where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the beauty of nature. If you’re looking to revamp your outdoor space, a backyard makeover can transform it into a stunning oasis that reflects your personal style. Whether you have a large or small yard, there are plenty of […]
Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands are renowned the world over as one of the largest flower gardens in the world. With a short season, usually open only between end of March to mid-May, the Keukehof is the place to visit if you’re a fan of gorgeous colourful vivid displays of spring-time flowers – crocuses (during […]
Oh the joys of spring and the wonders of bright flowers! Spring brings with it the promise of renewal and growth. New shoots emerging from the ground and on trees that were bare over winter. As soon as spring arrives, flowers from bulbs in the start emerging. The wonderful show however lasts between 4-8 weeks […]
So you want to have an indoor garden but you’re not sure if you can pull it off? People have changed their lifestyles as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. From becoming cooks to adopting pets and finally recognizing the need for sustainability, Millennials and Gen-Z are now finding peace and connection in plants, so much […]
Getting plants to grow in the shade seems something of a misnomer, particularly when plants rely entirely on sunlight for their photosynthetic processes. Still, what can you do in the areas between houses or underneath the shade of trees?
Memories of convivial gatherings around the campfire at dusk, sharing laughter, exchanging stories and jokes are definitely happy memories for so many of us. Whether it was camping in the wild with family, or the nightly gatherings at summer camp, the smell of toasted marshmallows and being wrapped up in a warm rug, gatherings around […]
When we started looking for a security camera system, we knew that we definitely wanted a wire-free solution. We also wanted one that we could DIY and did not require professional installation. It had to have no trailing wires for power nor video feed and definitely no monthly cloud storage subscription fee to pay. Anker’s […]
After watching The Gentlemen by Guy Ritchie, I started looking up tables with BBQ grill built-in on the web for inspiration. I am talking about the scene with Hugh Grant and Raymond Smith in the garden patio. There was a rectangular dining table with a full length grill and chimney in the middle. It got […]
Japanese gardens are famed for their simplicity, peaceful tranquility and enveloping sense of calm for all who visit. It’s not difficult though to introduce and incorporate some of the elements that make a Japanese garden so original in to your own outdoor space.
Indoor flower pots and planters do not come cheap. What if you can make them yourself for next to nothing? In fact, these pots and planters came straight out of the recycling bin. Here are some really easy up-cycling projects with plastic bottles to reduce waste and create plenty of pots and planters for any […]
Third in our series of modern backyard designs, this time we focus on back gardens with fireplace or fire pit. If you are looking for ideas on how to design your backyard garden to incorporate an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, read on.
The second part of our four part series featuring modern backyard design ideas, this time we look at inspiring backyards with water feature and/or decorative pond. Extend your outdoor living space around a water feature or pond as part of your garden landscape if you like the sound of water.
The fourth and final part in our series of modern backyard design ideas, this time we look at inspiring backyard with swimming pool, jacuzzi or hot tub. Extend your living space around the pool, jacuzzi or hot tub with these great ideas.
Extend your living space to the outdoor terrace and backyard with these modern patio garden and landscaping ideas. It doesn’t matter if you have a small, medium or big backyard, pick and choose from the various designs in our biggest list yet.
We covered some really exciting fire pits stateside in our previous article but what about those in the UK. We explore five multi-purpose fire pits, a great centrepiece for the garden that can be used no matter the weather.
An easy way to transform your outdoor space into a mini day spa is simply to add a sun lounger, a side table and a water feature. But, if you have more room, try out these really easy to implement ideas to create your own day spa in your backyard or garden.
The wild, busy days of outdoor summer are drawing to an end yet there is still so much of the outdoors to experience. It seems such a waste to spend all your time indoors. A fire pit will add to the evening atmosphere while you enjoy each others company on the patio.
Brimming with beauty and edible bounty, kitchen gardens are a blessing. You sow the seeds, nourish the soil, watch the leafy vegetables grow and reap the fruit of your labor. It is easy to enjoy fresh and seasonal produce when the weather is pleasant.