How to Protect Your Plant Pots

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Why care for your plant pots?

You probably think about protecting your plants from winter frosts, but what about your plant pots? If you live in an area that doesn’t drop below freezing, you don’t have to worry but if you live in a cold area, some of your outdoor containers may not survive the winter. Some will be fine, but many materials absorb water, which freezes and expands, and then the container becomes brittle and cracks. Replacing them can be expensive, especially if you have to do it year after year. Here are some pointers to help protect your pots and save money.
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How to Restore your Wooden Garden Furniture

Restore Garden Furniture

If you are lucky enough to have a garden large enough for some beautiful wooden furniture, then you will know the joy that it can bring. Sitting with friends at your garden table on a warm summers evening, sipping on an ice cold glass of white wine really can soothe the soul. The downside to this is that over the winter the moss, dirt and discolouration can attack your beautiful garden set, often leaving it looking tired and rather uninviting. There are a few different solutions to revive and restore your furniture, meaning that you can easily bring it beautifully back to life.
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How to care for Rattan Garden Furniture


What is rattan?

Lightweight and durable, rattan is one of the strongest types of wood making it a popular choice for garden furniture. It’s a species of palm found in Asia, Africa and Australia and is eco-friendly because the plants are fast growing and plentiful. Rattan needs regular cleaning and care. The good news is that it’s easy to clean and if done correctly, it will last for many years.
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