The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Contains a Weber Barbecue

The ultimate American BBQ is a Weber BBQ.

When you think of an American barbecue grills, chances are you will automatically think of the brand leader – Weber Barbecues.  The Weber barbecue comes in all sizes and shapes – charcoal, gas, electric, portable and built-in.  There are even smoker barbecues for when you want to smoke meat perfectly. We’ve got two Weber barbecues Read Post

How To Create A Chic Little Terrace

garden trellis

I am in love with this mini-version of the traditional French garden technique of espalier.  In espalier, you train the branches of a tree to grow flat against a structure. Using modern espalier in a small garden adds interest to a contemporary design if you don’t want your garden overrun with plants.  A heavily-planted garden Read Post

Swinging in the Sunshine

key west hammock

We loved this porch swing from Key West Hammocks so much that we bought it!  Our version is in wood but with blue fabric.  I can just see us sitting on the front porch with a glass of lemonade watching the world go by.  Of course, we may have to pry the kids off the Read Post

The Noa Garden House

Noa in the Fields

The Grand Designs Live event at the Excel Centre this week has no shortage of structures that you could place in the garden for extra living space.  By far the most stylish garden house though has got to be the Noa Garden House sold through Katus Architecture. The Noa Garden House is designed by Jaanus Read Post

The Last of the Summer Garden

I was delighted to return home and find my garden had blossomed with all the great weather London has had.  I even had roses which were still blooming!  Even the dark pink rose (a variety called Gloriana) that I had bought at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July seems to have settled in nicely. Read Post

The Wasteland Garden

Did Kate Gould have T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in mind when she named her show garden The Wasteland Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week?  She also blogs about gardens for The Guardian.  So, yes, probably. I studied English literature at university, so I was drawn to Kate Gould’s vision of an urban garden. Read Post

Grand Show Gardens

Did you have a chance to see the show gardens of the Garden Awards finalists at Grand Designs London 2013?  Four garden designers were chosen as finalists by Kevin McCloud for their innovative use of a  40 s.m. (430 s.f.) plot.  So basically a small garden which is what most of us in urban areas have Read Post