Let’s go outside!

Round & About

However big –or bijou –it is, there are lots of ways make your outdoor space gorgeous…

Here we are, summer is here and we’ll cheers to that! If we can take our weather forecasters’ word for it, there’s lots more heatwave left so
it’s not too late to create your own mini paradise!

Heritage Landscape Construction has been transforming Thames Valley garden landscapes for more than 30 years. The friendly experts can find you the best affordable solutions. Contact Roger on 07721 844647. Founded in 2015 by Will Macdonald, who has 12 years’ gardening and groundwork experience, WCL Estates is an Oxfordshire-based fully insured landscaping company has a stunning portfolio of highly desirable projects; call 01235 603032.

The Coulton Tree Services team, based near Wallingford, are passionate about trees. These approved contractors, they also work with local authorities to help keep trees healthy and well-maintained. Find out about stump grinding, hedge pruning and more at www.coultontrees.co.uk

It’s vital to enlist the help of the experts for those practical and sometimes dangerous jobs. The friendly, independent Stratus Guttering team supply, install, repair and refurbish all types of metal guttering including seamless and sectional aluminium, cast iron, galvanised & stainless steel, copper and zinc. Visit www.oxfordshireseamless.co.uk or contact Euan on 07789 864696.

Love a garden gadget? Farol, a family business that’s been running since 1976. The firm has various local depots where you can check out the mowers and garden machinery; visit www.farolmowers.co.uk. And, offering a premier range of Bobcat mini excavators, skidsteers, tracked loaders and telescopic handlers for hire to get jobs done, check out TVE Hire and Sales near Wantage & Abingdon; www.tvehireandsales.co.uk

The Bourne Buildings show site near Farnham is the UK’s biggest and most affordable source for stunning outside buildings of all kinds, garden accessories & furniture. You’re sure to find something lovely (but please note they’re closed Tues & Wed) – www.bournebuildings.co.uk

It’s vital to enlist the help of the experts to get down to the nitty gritty when it comes to those practical, mucky and sometimes dangerous jobs. The friendly and genuine local specialists at Moss Master can remove moss from your roof manually, clean your fascias and soffits, vacuum-clean your gutters and power-clean your patio or driveway. Call 01420 479746 or visit www.mossmastersurrey.co.uk for a free quote.

Barbecue season is now firmly upon us (see our recipes for inspiration), but it’s not too late to create the perfect al fresco space, in as little as two hours! The Patio Black Spot Removal Co Ltd’s patented products rid your patio, terrace and garden stonework of pesky “black spots”, restoring their natural colour and impact to restore the condition as when it was first laid. Call 0800 500 3032 or visit www.patioblackspotremoval.com

Independent Sutton Green Garden Centre in Woking is sure to inspire you with its gorgeous plants as well as a stunning selection of garden furniture, barbecues and accessories such as chimeneas as well as much more. Call 01483 237 832 or visit www.gardencentrewoking.co.uk

1. Check out this Cube Fx stainless steel outdoor room by Garden House Design. 2. Don’t forget insect accommodation to help wildlife thrive outdoors. We love this hexagonal wild bee house by Garden Trading Company. 3. Check out the range at www.lights4fun.co.uk – the right lighting can create a twinkly wonderland in your garden – 4. Redwood Stone is the renowned as a creator of delightful Gothic follies and ruins, displaying each year at the famous Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show; www.redwoodstone.co.uk. 5.&6. Weatherproof garden furniture, Bridgman. 7. Jambi hand-woven garden lounger; Habitat.

Enjoy your Summer!