I’ve always liked the idea of an arbour for the garden – somewhere I could sit and read a book or relax with a glass of wine in the evening. It seems much more practical than a bench because you can leave cushions out overnight and tuck things under the seat knowing they will stay dry. Trawling the internet I came across a very reasonably priced and rather attractive Umbria Arbour from www.buyfencingdirect.co.uk . It does require some self-assembly and is delivered unpainted. Experience has taught me that I’m not one of life’s self-assemblers, so I generally outsource that particular task, but the fact that it is unpainted means that the colour choice is mine. It’s just the sort of thing that would look perfect in the garden, now I just need to work out if there is somewhere to put it.
One for the Diary
Sat 05.04.2014 - Sun 06.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH
15th-16th & 22nd-23rd February Following the success of their wonderful autumn plant fairs, the team at Great Dixter have decided to add a spring fair... read more...
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...