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Flowers and plants are an easy way to bring your garden to life... But have you ever thought about taking things further and going high with some climbing plants?

If your floral displays are limited to a couple of flower beds, this is the post for you. Here, we'll show you just how easy it is to transform your yard with a garden arch and some gorgeous climbers. We'll even give you some idea of the best climbing plants for your arches.

Ready to take your garden to the next level? Here we go...


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In previous generations, many parents would anxiously watch their children head off down the street and wait until they came home at night. With only the setting of the sun and the flicking on of the street lights to guide the curfew, outdoor play was a way of life.

But for today's children, the indoors seems to hold the most interest. With electronic gadgets, games consoles and the internet to keep them occupied, it's easy to see why so many kids are uninspired by the prospect of going outside.

While there is always a place for indoor play, the outdoors holds many hidden treasures that can be really beneficial to children's health, well-being and development.

In this guide we've put together some great tips for encouraging your children to get outside... And more importantly, that they enjoy it!


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If you're keen to get green-fingered, knowing where to start can be hard.

Many seasoned gardeners make pruning, planting, potting and picking look so effortless. But if you're new to the gardening game, it might be harder than you think to turn your plans into reality.

That's why we've put together this guide to gardening for beginners... With helpful tips from some of our favourite gardening experts.


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When you're rushing about in the cold and rain all day long, all you probably want to do is get home, stick the heating on and snuggle up on the sofa for a warm and cosy night in front of the TV.

But after spending the summer months making your garden into a seasonal haven to relax and entertain in when the weather is nice, your outside space can start to look a little abandoned and neglected in the colder climate.

Even if you're not planning on spending time outdoors during the winter, you still want to keep your garden looking tidy to admire through your window, and keep on top of the upkeep to save a huge job as the weather turns warmer.

Here, we've put together a few tips to make sure you can enjoy your garden during the winter months as much as you do during the summer.

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Gardens are a lovely place to spend time relaxing.

But a well kept garden isn't just welcoming for people: It's also a great way to attract wildlife. Not only does this make it a welcoming place for natural animals, it can also improve your own garden enjoyment. You can spend hours watching the wildlife flock to your yard.

So, what steps can you take to attract more wildlife to your garden? Here are our top tips.


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Published: 17/08/2015

16 Small Garden Design Ideas

If you love to be in the great outdoors but your garden is barely bigger than a shoe box, you might think there's not a lot you can do to enjoy your outdoor space.

But think again! There are loads of small garden tips, tricks and ideas that you can easily follow to turn your yard into a peaceful haven. Some will give the illusion of a bigger garden, while some will simply allow you to enjoy the things you thought you couldn't in such a small space.

Ready to learn how to turn your small plot into an attractive and welcoming oasis?

Here are our top small garden design tips...


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With summer just around the corner, the weather getting warmer and the nights drawing out, now is the time when many of us start to spend more time outdoors. But how can you improve the appearance and environment of your garden and make it a more pleasurable place to be?

Here are some suggestions for easy ways to improve your garden and enjoy spending time in it this summer...

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Spring will be soon upon us and it's that time of year to start thinking about how to make your garden look fantastic for the sunny and warm months ahead. Perhaps you want to put your own stamp on it or make it as quirky with as many hacks as possible to keep costs down.


We, at Tony Ward Furniture, have compiled our favourite 20 ways to make gardens look as fantastic as they can possibly be:


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