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  • Which Garden Plants are Poisonous to Dogs?

    Which Flowers are Poisonous to Dogs?

    We all want to have a beautiful garden full of colourful flowers that help to create a relaxing outdoor space for us to enjoy. Flowers come in so many different colours, sizes, shapes and scents that the choice is almost endless.

    For those who have dogs in their household though, there are things to consider when choosing flowers such as which garden plants are poisonous to dogs? Dog lovers will know that a curious canine is part of the family and we all love to protect them against potential risks. Unfortunately there are certain flowers which can be poisonous to dogs so it’s obviously very important to avoid these.

    Which Plants are Poisonous to Dogs?

    If you’re in the process of building your dream garden from scratch, below you will find a list of plants and flowers to cross off your list immediately!

    You may however be slightly less fortunate and already have a fully blooming garden or just be moving into a house with one. If that’s the case then it’s a good idea to Google the following for images and have a good look around before letting your four legged friend roam freely.

    • Aconitum
    • Amaryllis bulbs
    • Asparagus fern
    • Azalea
    • Cyclamen
    • Daffodil bulbs
    • Day lilies
    • Delphiniums
    • Foxgloves
    • Hemlock
    • Hyacinth
    • Hydrangea
    • Ivy
    • Laburnum
    • Lily of the valley
    • Lupins
    • Morning glory
    • Nightshade
    • Oleander
    • Rhododendron
    • Rhubarb leaves
    • Sweet pea
    • Tulip bulbs
    • Umbrella plant
    • Wisteria
    • Yew


    It goes without saying that should you find your dog eating any of the above or either convulsing or appearing under the weather following time in the garden, you should seek advice from your vet immediately.

    We hope you found this blog post on "which garden plants are poisonous to dogs?" helpful. If you have, why not sign up to our newsletter to read our gardening blog posts before anyone? Alternatively, feel free to visit our main site to browse a huge range of garden water features, garden furniture and a whole lot more!


  • Choosing Fencing for Your Garden

    When looking to replace fence panels in your garden there are various factors consider before making your purchase. It’s quite easy to rush into things choosing fencing panels which don’t suit your garden or will need replacing again in two to three years. But taking your time to consider the following will ensure you can enjoy a great looking fence that will also last for many years.

    Garden Fence Purpose

    The first factor to consider when choosing fencing panels is the purpose of your fence. Are you simply replacing a broken fence at minimal cost or are you looking for a fence that offers you maximum privacy? For privacy you will require a fence that is higher than a tall person’s eye line. We’re not suggesting your neighbours will be peeking over your fence but any lower than the odd glance is inevitable.

    Do you want a fence that simply serves a purpose or do you want it to be decorative or at least easy on the eye? If you have children you’ll likely want a fence that will withstand the odd hit from a football or crash from a bike.

    Fence Panel Size & Cost

    The next thing to think about is the size of your garden and how many fence panels it will take to completely fill the perimeter of your garden. Measure your garden accurately, check it and then check it again. The last thing you want when choosing fencing is to have to buy additional panels or worse still, find out that there are none left of the style you have used. With the size of your garden measured out, you’ll know how many of a certain panel you’ll need and how much it will cost to complete the job in your chosen panel.

    Appearance

    Let’s be honest, appearance should probably be top of the list. Our home is a place where we sit back and relax; forgetting about the stresses of work and enjoy complete comfort. To do that, our home has to look and feel the way we want it to. There are various different styles of fence panel. You might choose a modern, clean style that will compliment a simpler minimalist garden. Alternatively you might prefer a rustic style fence panel with a rougher finish.

    After deciding on the overall style, the next step is to choose the colour or tone you want your fence panels to be finished in. Not only is this a way to add colour to your garden but it will also protect them and ensure they last for many years.

    Treatment

    With your fence panel style and size decided and an idea of what treatment you’ll apply, you can begin choosing the products to achieve your dream garden. Why not view our Grange Fencing products to see if we have the perfect fencing selection for your garden? You can then choose a weather protection treatment in your chosen colour and protect your fence for the perfect overall finish.


  • Growing Vegetables - A Quick & Easy Guide

    Being more money savvy and making savings wherever possible has become extremely important with the rise of the cost of living in the UK. More and more people are looking for ways to cut back on their food bill but more importantly, doing so without eating unhealthily. Growing vegetables is just one way for you to do just that.

    The Benefits

    One of the most effective ways to do this and one which has numerous benefits is growing vegetables and fruits in your own garden. Of course there is the obvious benefit of the on-going cost saving which can add up to a huge amount over the months and years to continue to harvest your own foods. But growing vegetables also encourages a healthier lifestyle, allows children to learn about the process of growing food and ensures you and your family are eating fresh fruit and veg with no added chemicals.

    What's more, it's also extremely satisfying to harvest your own fruit and veg before cooking them and enjoying a beautiful meal that you have not only prepared but grown yourself too!

    Getting Started

    To help you get started with growing your own, we've put together a handy and simple infographic to give you some ideas of the types of fruit and veg you can grow in your own garden and also simple steps on how to do just that! You may want to spend a bit more time getting to know the process but we hope this will give you some inspiration.

    Growing Vegetables & Fruit - The Guide

    Growing Vegetables Growing Fruit & Vegetables in Your Garden.

    For more information and thorough steps on how to grow vegetables and fruit in your garden, why not browse our referenced sources of fantastic information? We'd love to see and hear about how you got on so feel free to get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments section of this post!

    Thanks for reading. The Outdoor Living UK team.

     


  • Getting cold !!!!

    It is times like today you really start looking forward to the Spring, freezing weather really often restricts what you can do as opposed to when the sun is shining you feel alive and just want to be active.

    If you have a water feature in your garden then don't forget to protect it from the frost, either by placing chemicals in the water is pacing a cover over it or even store it away during the winter months.  If you want any advise then call 01733 688464 for further information.


  • Outdoorlivinguk New Range of Bubble Fountains

    Bubble Fountains

    We are pleased to announce the introduction of bubble fountains which are brand new for 2017!

    If you have a beauty salon, hairdressing salon, well being centre or a company reception, our new range of coloured fountains will look amazing.

    Bubble fountains work from a remote control allowing you to change the flow rate and colours to suit your desired taste. These were recently features on the Sunseekers television documentary and offer excellent value for money.

    Our fountains will bring light to the darkness and give your garden or home interior some added style. With plenty of variation in settings, you can choose your specific requirements depending on the theme you are looking to achieve.

    Whether for domestic or business purpose, these super modern fountains are become hugely popular and for good reason. Why not order yours today and have it ready for the summer?

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  • Outdoorlivinguk announce the launch of the Haddonstone range

    Outdoorlivinguk are proud for 2017 to be distributors of the Haddonstone range of water features.  UK manufactured to the highest quality, Haddonstone are renowned for design and innovation.

    To further enhance the range the solar panels have been incorporated so you can power by solar or mains.

    Have a look at the Haddonstone brand within the Outdoorlivinguk brands.

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  • New Show Calendar For 2017

    Well this year will be another busy year for Outdoorlivinguk, we have shows booked across the UK, A vast range of water features and a new range of Garden Planters will be on display.  Wherever you live in the UK there is sure to be a display near you.  Check out our web site to see dates and times.

    Whether Hampton Court, Chelsea, or Tatton there is sure to be a show near you.

    We all look forward to meeting you

     

     


  • Sandringham Flower Show - 27th July

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    2016 is the 135th year for the Sandringham Flower Show, a prestigious event whose patrons are Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Prince of Wales!


  • RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 20 – 24 July

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    The team will be showing our wonderful display of water features at the RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park in less than a week's time!

    At the height of summer, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park offers plenty of family fun and a great day out surrounded by the lastest ideas to get your creativity flowing.

    In 2016 there will be grand and spectacular show gardens including the latest in contemporary design from the new Evolution Garden category, where three designers will each interpret the theme with a conceptual or futuristic design. The Water Garden category makes a welcome return, with plenty of ideas to take home. Plus for those with smaller gardens, the 6m x 4m (19½ft x 13ft) Back to Back Garden category will give you ideas and show you exciting ways to make a garden in the smallest of spaces.

    Join us for the new Family Day event on Saturday 23 July coinciding with the launch of the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The Big Friendly Giant will come to life in the form of a fabulous show garden.

    Tickets are still available just click HERE to get yours!


  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 5 - 10 July

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    We will be exhibiting our fantastic display of water features at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show from the 5th - 10th July.

    There's plenty do at the show, you could take yourself for a wander through the Butterfly Dome, be inspired by the stunning show garden, or indulge in a bit of shopping! Which is where you will find our team!

    You could reach reach for the stars and keep the children entertained at Family Saturday! The day is packed with activities like sowing seeds, a fun family trail to follow, story telling, and and even children's cookery classes. It’s a fun-filled and educational day fuelled by rocket science, the theme of each activity. Marvel at the space-themed scarecrows - they're truly out of this world!

    Tickets are available just click HERE to grab yours!


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