Winter flowers

Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:16:30 PM Europe/London

Just because the summer has now drawn to a close does not mean that we have to wave goodbye to the pleasures gained from relaxing in the garden amidst an array of blooming flowers. Many plants are able to flourish throughout the colder months, especially from within a conservatory. With a bit of thought and careful selection, it is easy to transform this part of your home into a glorious winter garden that can be enjoyed right through until the spring.

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Scorching hot summers

Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:19:11 PM Europe/London

Scorching Summers Lightning

 

With summers like the one we are currently experiencing, who wouldn’t want to enjoy the benefits of a conservatory? Even the most hardened of sun worshippers may have been finding it hard to sit outside in the scorching heat for hours at a time without any form of respite, no matter how grim their determination for a tan!

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Dragons blood

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:36:13 PM Europe/London

Dragon’s Blood: It’s not just Hocus Pocus Despite the array of different materials now being used in the manufacture of conservatory furniture, rattan remains one of the most popular choices for homeowners of all ages, both in the UK and abroad. For while the demand for fashionable, modern designs is ever-growing, the flexible nature of rattan allows for up-to-date styling that still exudes a delicate aura essential for conservatory living. Indeed, this versatile yet natural material has an almost bewitching power that can transform a conservatory into an oasis of tranquillity or a scene of bold exoticism tailored to the personality of the home and its occupants. The magical qualities of rattan, however, do not stop there. Some species of this palm (including the Indonesian type, from which we create our furniture) produce fruit that is encased in a shiny, red resin known as ‘dragon’s blood’ or ‘jerang’. Dragon’s blood has long been renowned for its magical properties, although in medieval times it was commonly believed that this powerful substance was actually drained from the bodies of dragons and elephants killed in battle. Even today, dragon’s blood is surrounded by a sense of mysticism, and it is used frequently in Neopagan witchcraft in order to increase the potency of spells. Read More
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Sprucing up for Spring

Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:00:08 PM Europe/London

Despite the cold, damp weather and the distinct chill in the air at night, an amble through any semi-rural area will tell you that spring is most definitely just around the corner. Snowdrops are appearing in abundance on grass verges, which are themselves turning a more luscious shade of green every day, and the sun is sinking behind the hills later and later each evening, giving us more natural light and banishing those gloomy, dark afternoons until next winter.

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Wonders of rattan

Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:14:14 PM Europe/London

Those of you that have been following our blogs will already know that we create our natural rattan furniture using materials obtained from highly-sustainable crops in South East Asia, and you will thus already appreciate just how eco-friendly our products are. What you may not yet be aware of, however, is the social significance of buying rattan furniture – of the contribution that you, as a consumer, will be making to the indigenous people of Indonesia.

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Embrace the beauty of winter

Monday, December 3, 2012 4:19:39 PM Europe/London

Now that the cold weather is upon us, lots of people may be suffering from the winter blues. It is now well acknowledged that even the most upbeat of individuals can feel somewhat tired and down during the winter months, mainly as a result of the shorter, darker days that the season brings with it. But what is still a mystery to some are the reasons behind this – the fact that we all need sunlight in order for our brains to release the neurotransmitters that strongly affect our mood.

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Conservatory Furniture Ideas

Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:51:38 PM Europe/London

The addition of a conservatory is a wise one in the UK given our reliably unreliable weather. It means we can take advantage of the outdoors whilst not braving the elements.  for example you might like curling up with a good book and listening to the soft, peaceful sound of rain on the windows, or taking full advantage of the winter sun when it is out.  Then there are the summer evenings when it is slightly cool outside and the cosiness of the conservatory, the sun setting and a glass of wine is the perfect antidote to a busy day.

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Forever In Fasion

Friday, October 19, 2012 3:24:44 PM Europe/London

Fashion: whether you are a dedicated follower or not, there is often no escaping the hype that can be built around this or that exciting new trend, and, whilst we might not care to admit it, many of us do seem to harbour some inbuilt desire to ‘keep up with the Joneses’.

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Peace Of Mind

Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:18:48 PM Europe/London

If you love sitting in your conservatory, the chances are you are the type of person that likes to feel at one with nature. Conservatories provide the ideal spot from which to sit back and admire the natural world that lies just feet away; even if your home is in a city or town, birds and other forms of wildlife will frequent your garden or patio, and many species of plant may well be right outside your door.

But have you ever stopped to consider the effect that the production of your furniture could have had on the environment? Unless your chairs and tables have been manufactured using materials obtained from sustainable sources, the seating in which you reside could have damaged that very same natural world you yearn to be close to.

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Summer draws to a close

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:04:23 PM Europe/London

As our summer draws to a close, the people of Britain are showing a grim determination worthy of a gold medal.  Despite monsoon-like conditions in some parts, an increasing number of carnivals, barbeques and garden parties are being held in towns and villages across the country – it seems no-one is prepared to let go of the remaining light evenings and possibility of sunshine just yet!

Yet even the eternal optimists amongst us cannot deny that the nights are drawing in at an alarming rate and there is a definite chill in the evening air. This can be a sad time for those that love to lie out or eat in the garden, and so here is some food for thought to brighten your autumn........

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