Posts By Shirley Rogers

Wildflower Turf for a Natural Garden

Wildflower turf gives you the opportunity to create your very own flower meadow in your garden. The turf grows many different types of flower and is the perfect way to give your outdoor space a more natural appearance.

Wildflower turf is much easier to establish than wildflower seeds. These can be difficult to grow for even the most experienced gardener. Wildflower turf is a much more appealing option as it won’t need a lot of care and attention to keep it strong and healthy. You will be able to mow your lawn as usual and you won’t even need to have especially fertile soil.

One of the great beauties of wildflower turf is the nature it will attract to your garden. It’s very good for the environment and will help bees, butterflies and many different species of birds and mammals to thrive and enjoy the environment you have provided for them.

Can you Enjoy a Garden Room All Year Round?

Sometimes, people assume that a garden room like a conservatory or orangery is purely seasonal. This is a long way from the truth – there is so much that you can do with these rooms throughout the year. It would be a real shame to limit their use to certain times of the year and they should be treated as somewhere to give you that much-coveted extra space. If you want some ideas for making your garden room more versatile throughout the seasons, read on:

  • Choose a neutral decorating scheme. If you select wicker furniture that feels summery, you will be limiting the usefulness of your room. You can choose sofas and armchairs that feel more substantial and will make the room feel like a part of your home, rather than just a place to enjoy some sun.
  • Give the room a purpose. Whether you buy some board games, a large bookcase to increase your book collection or some exercise equipment, it will help to establish your conservatory as a central part of your home.
  • Use the room for entertaining. Set it up with everything you need, including a table and chairs for more formal dining, as well as comfier seats and coffee tables for a more relaxed and casual drink. You could even invest in a proper drinks cabinet and a mini fridge to impress you friends by mixing them drinks right in front of them.
  • Treat it as a place to relax and enjoy. Retreat to your garden room with a good book and a glass of wine, sit back, and enjoy the beautiful view.

You see, a conservatory, orangery or glass room can bring you and your family so much joy all year round. Don’t limit its use to the summer. Install some blinds, get some heating, and in no time at all you will have a flexible room that everybody will love being in.

Building a Beautiful Space to Enjoy your Garden

People who are lucky enough to have a beautiful garden should be able to enjoy it all year round. However, with the Great British weather, this isn’t always possible without giving yourself a helping hand. If you want to make the most of your outdoor space, you could consider adding an extra room onto your home to help bring the outdoors indoors. Conservatories and glass rooms can be the perfect solution for you.

There are so many different things you can do with a conservatory. They come in many different shapes and designs, and you can decorate them to make them feel more snug and cosy or more light and airy depending on your tastes.


Whilst conservatories are the perfect way to bring light into your home, you can also add blinds and shades so that you can enjoy the space without it becoming too warm.

Perhaps one of the reasons why people like conservatories so much is the versatility they offer. You can use the space in so many ways – to snuggle down and read a book, as a kind of den or television room, as a spot to entertain and dine or simply as a space to relax and enjoy the view. You can change the function depending on the seasons as well. Just make sure that you have good shade and heating options to allow you to get the most out of your space.

Glass rooms and conservatories are usually simple to build. They won’t require planning permission in most circumstances, but they will add so much to your home for a relatively small amount of effort. If you’re thinking about investing, speak to a contractor and ask them to carry out a survey. This will give you an idea of conservatory costs and timings, so you can get the process started.