Do It Yourself

Deck Maintenance For Dummies (And Regular Folk)

Is your garden deck looking rather grey and boring? Unfortunately, ‘tis the season for gloomy grimey garden decks. Fortunately for you, we’ve done some digging and asked around in the timberyard for tips on how to best maintain a garden deck. We know it’s only January, but the sun will be out before your know […]

5 DIY Christmas Decorations You Can Make Yourself

Have you ever tried to make DIY Christmas decorations? We’ve got the tree up, but thinking of making some gorgeous wee natural decorations to jazz it up! No matter which camp you’re in, you’ll love these ideas for DIY Christmas decorations you can make yourself. Why not make a day of it? Plan a winter […]

How Much Decking Do I Need? How to Use a Decking Calculator

Decided to add a deck to your garden space? Brilliant! You’ll have lots to look forward to, from BBQs in the summer to stargazing in the winter. However, before we get into all that, it’s time to build the thing. And you’re here because you’ve realised that it can be easier said than done. Between […]

How to Convert a Shed to an Office

Imagine the scene. Settling down in the early morning at a desk in your own timber office, hot cup of tea in hand and the sound of the garden birds twittering. It might sound like a dream but it is simpler than you might think to convert a shed to an office. A well-made shed […]

How to Reinvent Your Garden Shed into a Greenhouse?

We are finally moving into those sunny summer months, and where better to start the home improvements than in the garden? Has your ugly shed has been staring up at you from the bottom of the garden for as long as you can remember? Are you a keen gardener that breaks your heart at the […]

Should I Clean My Deck Myself?

A deck is an absolutely brilliant space in the summer. A lazy evening handout for a barbeque or a bright morning spot for breakfast, it’s the perfect way to bring a little bit of inside comfort to your garden. Unfortunately, in the Scottish climate, your decking has to weather leafy autumns, chilly winters and wet springs. […]

Growing Veggies in Your Garden: The Prep

Scotland is a mixed back for growing fruit veg. While we’re well equipped to keep the plants nice and hydrated, our Spring and Summer can be a little lacking in the sun department. However, with a little care and attention you can turn even the wettest of gardens into an oasis of juicy tomatoes, crunchy […]

Build it Yourself: Wooden Pergola

In most parts of the world, pergolas are used to cast much-needed during the afternoon, sheltering man and beast from the relentless midday sun. Here at home, things tend to be a bit different. In Scotland, pergolas spend most of their lives sheltering people from the relentless drizzle! Unfortunately, pergolas won’t actually shelter you from […]

Build it Yourself: A Small Bird Box

If you like waking up to the sweet cheeping of sparrows, a bird box is the perfect addition to your garden. And with a little know-how, a bird box doesn’t have to mean an expensive trip to the garden centre either. With a plank of wood, a saw and a couple of screws, you can […]