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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 […]


Nine Ways to Use Timber Decking

Timber decking is an attractive, rustic garden feature that helps formulate a picture perfect transition between the house and garden, especially if you have sliding patio doors. Although many people use wooden decking in the same way as a patio – for al fresco dining – only your imagination is the limit. This stunning garden […]


Six Ways to Use Arches and Arbours in a Cottage Garden

Imagine a typical cottage garden and what springs to mind – along with vegetable patches and wildflower areas – are wooden archways of roses or other climbing plants. The history of arches and arbours, which are covered outdoor seats, go back to ancient times when they were used as shading and to grow climbing plants; […]


Ten Tips on Making the Best of a Small Garden with Planters

Wooden planters have many benefits – they add interest, creativity and a new dimension to even the smallest of Suffolk or Essex gardens. Use them to create colour and variety, or to produce a layering effect, which serves to draw the eye to certain parts of your outdoor space to give the illusion of a […]


Ten Steps to a Great Winter Garden

When the colder weather sets in, you don’t have to rest on your laurels when it comes to your garden. Instead, the autumn and winter months are time to take stock, tidy your outdoor space, and decide what measures you should put in place to get the most out of your garden next year. Here, […]