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Preparing Your Wooden Garden Furniture for Winter

You’ve spent a lovely warm summer in your garden using your wooden furniture. But as the long summer now draws to a close, we look ahead to the colder months to see a wet and freezing winter on the horizon. Even though most durable wooden furniture is designed to be left outside over the winter, […]


Enjoying Your Summer Garden

We’re having one of the hottest summers since records began, with minimal rainfall and plenty of bright sunshine right into the warm evenings. One of the best parts of the summer is being able to sit back with a cold drink and admire the results of your hard work in the garden. But with this […]


Uses for Machine Rounds and Half Rounds in Suffolk Gardens

Wooden machine rounds, or half rounds, are frequently seen in domestic or agricultural fencing in Suffolk. However, their attractive, rustic appearance also gives them a much wider appeal. They have a host of decorative and practical functions in gardens including as pathway borders, retaining walls, and cladding. Pressure treated wooden posts are also an ideal […]


10 Helpful Tips for Gardeners with Disabilities

Gardening is something people of all ages and abilities can get involved with, but not all gardens are accessible for all. Here at Nelson Potter, Suffolk, we have come up with some ideas on how to transform an outdoor space so that it can be enjoyed by the entire family. If you are looking for […]


4 Different Types of Garden Buildings to Buy in Suffolk

  As the cooler weather sets in, now is the perfect time to take a good look at your garden and think of what would make it more functional next year. Have you found yourself short of storage space over the summer? One way to address this is to invest in high quality garden buildings. […]


Wooden Fencing Colchester – Creating a Private Retreat

With summer fast approaching it is important for you to be able to peacefully enjoy your garden without any distractions, or noisy disturbances. Whether you choose to spend your weekends reading a book on a lounger, or tending to the garden, if you live in a built-up area, it can be off-putting to know that […]


6 Ways to Go Low Maintenance in Your Garden

Do you enjoy the comfort of having an outdoor space, but find you don’t have the time to spend on your garden? Here at Nelson Potter, Suffolk, we’ve gathered together a range of ideas to help you achieve an attractive, low maintenance garden. 1.      Containers Container gardening is one of the best ways of achieving a […]


Colour Schemes for Suffolk Gardens

Winter and early spring are a great time to take stock of your garden and plan your planting and colour scheme for the coming year. It’s also a good time to inspect wooden fencing in your Suffolk garden, as most planting will be dormant and you can safely prune back any bushes that may be […]


Starting Your Very Own Vegetable Patch

Vegetable patches are ideal for home cooks with a love of fresh food, and you can enjoy spontaneous cooking sessions as you’ll have all your favourite greens within easy reach. Designated growing areas are easy to create with wooden sleepers or planters and take up small amounts of space, so they are ideal for all […]


Seasonal Christmas Garden Decorations

Christmas is one of the best times of the year, and to get you into the festive spirit we have come up with seasonal ways to decorate your garden. These ideas can be used to make your environment warm and welcoming and will brighten up wooden fencing, gates and trellis. To view more of our […]