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Five Key Advantages of Wooden Driveway Gates

Driveway gates date back thousands of years, to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Then, they were used to protect important buildings, such as tombs, temples or palaces; in the 21st century, they are equally effective when it comes to keeping your own home safe and secure, clearly defining your property boundaries. Here Nelson Potter, […]


What are the Advantages of Raised Beds?

Raised beds have become a useful and practical addition to many gardens across the UK. Here Nelson Potter, a gardening products specialist who can supply raised beds to customers across Suffolk, look at why they are so popular, and how to create one – with a bit of help from our high-quality timber products.   […]


Top Uses for Plywood in Your Garden

Although plywood has been around for thousands of years – it’s believed to have first been used in Ancient Egypt in 2600 BC – it’s only in the last few years that it’s formed an integral part of many home DIY projects. Here Nelson Potter, who supply plywood to customers across East Anglia, look at […]


Benefits of Using Timber Cladding in Your Garden

Timber cladding has been enjoying something of a renaissance in recent years. Although the UK has always used timber as a construction material, the desire for sustainability and a more natural look has seen its popularity rise as more people discover how suitable it is for improving their garden, both aesthetically and functionally. Here Nelson […]


Top Tips on Looking After Your Garden Furniture

Summer is the prime season for sitting outside in your garden or on the patio. The warm weather, as well as the long summer evenings, mean that you can enjoy eating, drinking or just relaxing outdoors. Nelson Potter supply outdoor garden furniture to customers across Suffolk, including bespoke benches and tables, as well as rounds […]


Creating a Vegetable Patch in Your Garden – Some Top Tips

The rising cost of living, not to mention the shortages of some fruit and veg on supermarket shelves, is making growing your own an increasingly attractive proposition for many gardeners. Here Nelson Potter, who are top timber suppliers in East Anglia, provide some tips if you want to go down this route and enjoy some […]


Top Tips for Building a Roaring Home Fire for Christmas

A roaring log fire is one of the staples of winter and a quintessential part of Christmas. It is also a traditional and sustainable way of keeping your house warm without using the central heating – an important benefit given how much energy costs have been rising recently. Here Nelson Potter, who supply firewood to […]


Top Tips on Preparing Your Garden for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes plenty of good-natured opportunities to scare your family and friends – and maybe your neighbours too. While we don’t sell pumpkins and ghostly costumes at Nelson Potter, we do specialise in timber and fencing products in Felixstowe and the rest of Suffolk, which provide a […]


Fun Facts About Garden Furniture

One of the best ways of giving your garden that all-important finishing touch has nothing to do with plants – but will ensure that you can enjoy it all the more. Installing quality seats, benches and other items of furniture will allow you to sit back and relax during the summer months. Here Nelson Potter, […]


Top February Jobs in Your Garden

February might seem a bit early to start working in the garden, but spring is just around the corner, and there are a number of jobs that could be started – or at least planned – before the month is out. Nelson Potter supply garden decking and a range of other timber products to customers […]