With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different types of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Many gardens have magical qualities and, using Toscano resin figurines, David Hall has transformed his garden into a place that will truly enchant children and adults alike.
Design Toscano offer a remarkable series of attractive resin representations of angels, animals, gothic and classical figures. Some of their most popular pieces feature the fairies that delightfully populate our folklore.
Two of the most charming are the Fairy Dust Twins. Beautifully hand coloured, one of the golden haired fairies sits on a flower while the other leans on a mushroom in a coy pose. Exquisitely crafted, this is a fine example of the standard to which Toscano craft their pieces, a wonderful high quality resin creation.
Other resin fairies are authentically finished to resemble intricately carved stone. The Secret Garden Fairies designed by the artist Evelyn Myers Hartley, one pondering and the other gazing into the distance, are superb examples of a realistic stone effect.
The Fairy of the West Wind and the Celtic Fairy both feature subtley different tones with a charming emphasis on intricate detail.
Toscano's collection can be augmented by fairies in bronzed resin such as the charming Woodland Fairy. The Large Standing Fairy is an impressive 93cm in height and the Large Sitting Fairy both have wonderfully outstretched butterfly wings and a meticulously detailed body.
Whatever you choose, beauty and durability will be guaranteed due to the outstanding nature of the craftsmanship and the excellent materials used in their production. As many people remark, these figurines are 'beautifully made' and will 'enhance any garden'.
Looking to buy a timber planter but not sure what to purchase? David Coton provides some helpful advice on the many different designs that are available and how they can transform your patio and garden.
Log burners and open fires have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Andy Taylor explains how you can have a continuous supply of dry, well seasoned, wood by investing in a log store.
With spring well under way, you may be considering buying a greenhouse, Andy Taylor tells you how this will increase your chances of successfully growing a wider variety of plants over a longer period of time.
March is the time when spring arrives and you can enjoy getting back into your garden. Andy Taylor looks at what gardening jobs can be done now the days are getting warmer and lighter outside.