Water droplet clouds
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Soggy September. Jobs for the garden

Written by Beth Bright

In the garden it’s been a month for waterproofs and water butts. One minute, glorious sunshine then the sky darkens and the heavens open. Time to pop

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Iroko hardwood gate
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Your guide to the perfect wooden gate

Written by Beth Bright

There’s something about the click of garden gates. Remember as a kid when you waited for the postman on your birthday? Or the much anticipated arrival of

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Beth Bright holding winning trade stand trophy
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Our winning Melplash Show team

Written by Beth Bright

We’ve been at the Melplash Show for thirty years. We first had a stand back in 1987 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, hurricane force winds

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Goats go to The Melplash Show
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Countdown to The Melplash Show

Written by Beth Bright

The grass has been mowed, the weather looks good (fingers crossed) and we are all set for show time on Thursday 24 August. The Melplash Show

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Post Length

Written by Beth Bright

When erecting a 4′ – 6′ high panel fence on wooden posts allow the post to be 3′ longer than the overall height of the fence.

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Timber Treatment

Written by Beth Bright

Use a wood preserver to treat any untreated softwood timber regularly.  We recommend Ronseal Preservers, Ensele is also a great product for sealing ends on Tanalised

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Hole Digging

Written by Beth Bright

Place the soil from digging holes on a heavy duty plastic sheet to protect the lawn.  It will make it much easier to get the soil

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Post Caps

Written by Beth Bright

Always use posts caps on upright posts to prevent water sitting in the ends of the timber grains.  It also makes the fence look ‘finished’!

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Seasonal Checks

Written by Beth Bright

Check fences and posts for any rot/damage in the early spring so if any repairs are needed no vegetation will get damaged in the process.

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Post Size

Written by Beth Bright

If you want to erect our Closeboard Panels on timber posts we recommend to use a 100mm x 100mm post for extra strength as the panel

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Iroko Treatment

Written by Beth Bright

Treat Iroko hardwood products with a teak oil to keep its rich colour, otherwise leave it to weather naturally and it will look similar to oak,

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