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 […]


Stunning Garden Fence Ideas for All Types of Homes

Whether you live in the town or countryside, Nelson Potter brings you five superb ways to use our timber fencing from Suffolk. From rural cottages to urban homes, we have durable fences for all gardens that are designed to work beautifully with your home and to solidly define your boundary. Established over 40 years ago, […]


Alternative Shed Ideas for Autumn

This autumn why not turn your wooden garden shed into something a bit different? We’ve come up with 5 ideas of how you can redesign your shed to suit you and your family. These new ideas can become fun projects for you to work on together as a family, and can give you a cosy […]


Ten Ways to Use Wooden Sleepers in Your Garden

Wooden sleepers are not only perfect for building rustic, raised flower beds, but they have a multitude of other uses too. These versatile accessories make a fantastic feature in garden design, from making pathways to retaining walls, planters and wooden decking. More creative types in Suffolk and Essex have even been known to build bridges […]


Incorporating Ideas from the Chelsea Flower Show in Your Own Garden

Were you lucky enough to be one of the 165,000 visitors who attended this year’s world famous Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show?  While some of the most spectacular displays are far too elaborate to re-create at home, the Chelsea Flower Show is a great source of inspiration for gardeners. Here Nelson Potter, who sells […]


Ten Ideas for Family-Friendly Gardens

With spring upon us, now is the time to turn your attention to the great outdoors. If have children, and/or pets, it goes without saying that you will want to make your garden as child-friendly as possible. Here, Nelson Potter looks at ten ideas on how to create a family-friendly garden. Nelson Potter Timber Merchants […]


Make a Big Impact with these Four Simple Garden Ideas

If you are starting your garden from scratch this spring, an outdoor space is a great way to unleash your creativity.  However, if you are redesigning your garden, the trick is not to go too overboard as it may put buyers off when you sell your property in the future. An intricately designed landscaped garden […]