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Planters: Adorn Your Garden with Flowers, Plants & Herbs

With Spring hopefully not too far away now, it is the perfect time to start planning some outdoor blooms to create your very own outdoor oasis, whatever your personal taste. Here at eDecks, we not only sell the usual tools and materials you may find from other DIY companies, but a wide range of planters to fit all gardens of all shapes and sizes.

Our Elite Hexagonal Planter is available in Medium (£31.19) and Large (£41.59) and is a heavy duty planter which has been create using smooth timbers. Our planters are pressure treated against rot and are delivered to you pre-assembled, therefore perfect for starting the job this weekend! Our heavy duty planters are also available in an Elite Square shape (£36.39) which you will be able to fill with your favourite flowers or even herbs and plants.

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This simple yet sophisticated Wooden Garden Planter Box (£51.99) is slightly raised and has been handcrafted by skilled craftsmen. Using only solid, durable materials that have been carefully selected to stand all outdoor weather conditions as well as being pressure treated to prevent rot and decay, this Wooden Garden Planter Box will be a delightful vision whilst relaxing in your garden.

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The Bella Rosa Planter (£29.99) is an elegant trellis and trough planter which is ideal for small spaces in your garden or yard. The trellis makes it perfect for climbing plants, growing plants or herbs and it is made from FSC mixed source timber and pressure treated green for a longer life. The base of the planter has small feet so that the trough is slightly raised and it is to be self-assembled but comes with full instructions and a hardware pack. This is also available as the Rosa Planter (£48.79) which is a larger version of this pretty garden feature.

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The Elite Planter Nest (£72.79) consists of one large and one medium planter, which are heavy duty planters made from selected smooth timbers. The material used to create these neat yet stylish planters is pressure treated to prevent rot and decay giving you a perfect base to add some colourful flowers to your garden.

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The Corner Planter (£45) is the option to go for when you are wanting more of a garden feature to house your plants, flowers and herbs. This fabulous planter allows you to plant several levels of flowers, plants or herbs, providing opportunity for a varied display and a greater chance for creativity to add height and depth to your garden planting scheme. The Corner Planter has been manufactured from planed timber which has been pressure treated which will help prolong the life of it.

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Another stylish feature planter is the Herb Wheel Planter (£48.06). This delightful herb wheel is designed to join together with interlocking timber logs to form a hexagonal wheel with six sections in which to cultivate your herbs, or of course this can also be used for flowers and plants. As with all eDecks products, you know you will receive a planter made from a high quality timber.

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If something more modern is to your taste, then we recommend the Elite Tapered Planter (£49.39). This planter is made from high quality, smooth planed timber that has been pressure treated for a longer life, and crafted into an eye-catching shape that look great by your front door, on the patio or your decking area. The planter is delivered to you fully assembled, complete with a liner so all you need to do is choose what you are going to plant.

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If you are wanting to update your garden on a budget, we also offer a Small (£10.39) and Large (£17.46) Treated Garden Planter. These are made on a budget using our discount decking timber but are still pressure treated to help protect the wood from rot and decay. They will still be able to add charm to your garden once filled with beautiful Spring and Summer flowers.

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Last, but certainly not least, we have the stunning Raised Corner Planter (£119.59), which is certainly going to add a feature piece to your very own oasis. At three feet high, the three individual compartments of this planter are easy to tend and can be very productive. Whether you are growing vegetables or decorative plants, sowing and weeding herbs, flowers and salad leaves, it is super simple with this planter. The Raised Corner Planter has been made using pressure treated timber to ensure it is long lasting and resistant to decay and perfectly complements the ergonomic design.

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eDecks offers some of the best deals on Planters around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need. Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Super-fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

48 Hour Delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides and instructional videos

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Fencing: A Guide to Overlap and Vertilap Fence Panels

Fencing is a good option for adding privacy and security to your garden and with Spring on its way, it’s a good time to stop and take stock of your garden plans for the seasons ahead. Dependent upon budget, purpose and size, the variety of fence panels available is plentiful and choosing the right fit for your garden can be a struggle, however, here at eDecks we like to make things as simple as possible for our customers, and we will equip you with the knowledge you need to make a decision on what works best for you.

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Overlap Arch

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Vertilap Arch

If you would prefer a heavier duty fence panel, then vertilap fencing is the best way to go. The design means that each wooden board covers part of the next and so allows no light through yet creates a very private fencing area, as well as adding strength to the fencing panel. The added strength is excellent for security, but also helps if you or your neighbours has pets, so that they stay on the correct side of the fence. They are available in both vertical and horizontal overlaps, some boasting heavy duty boards and even made to measure.

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Overlap

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If you are on a budget, overlap fence panels are a common and wallet-friendly solution. Whilst these panels are not quite as strong as alternatives such as vertical lap panels, they are super easy to install, as well as being inexpensive whilst still providing your garden with privacy. With our handy guide below you can install your very own garden fencing area!

  • 1: Ask the Neighbours – Every new fencing project should begin with consulting your neighbours; this has as much to do with keeping good relations as it does practicality as constructing a new fence is always easier to do if you have access to it at both sides.
  • 2: Pick a Type – It is important to find the right type of fencing for your garden, and here at eDecks we offer a wide range to choose from so it is worth considering what you are wanting from your fence before making a decision. Overlap fence panels are constructed from overlapping horizontal boards and offer high levels of privacy at a very good price, with heavy duty vertilap being the strongest fence panels, offering a perimeter fencing that is very sturdy with a high privacy level. To calculate how many fence panels to buy, start by measuring the area that you want to cover. Since fence panels are usually 6ft wide, you need to divide the length of ground by six to calculate how many panels you will need. For example, an area of 30ft would require 5 panels.
  • 3: Post It – With your fence panel designs taken care of, it is time to then get started installing the fence posts. Steel fence posts are by far the more sturdy option in comparison to wooden fence posts, but they do require more effort to put up. Timber posts on the other hand, are relatively easy to erect so they’re perfect if this is your first time building a fence. If you are using timber posts, we do recommend extending their lifespan by using a wood preserver of your choice.
  • 4: Supporting Cast – Next up, you will need to set the posts in using concrete or steel fence supports to keep them in place. Both methods are good options for securing your posts in the ground, although if you choose to set your posts in concrete, you will require longer fence posts. For a six foot high fence, you will need eight foot long posts, as they will need to be buried at least two feet deep. If you are using steel supports, then these can be the same as the fence panel length.
  • 5: Let’s Prep – Begin preparation by marking the line your fence will follow with string, attaching it to posts along the boundary line. Any climbing plants or dense grass should also be cut away to allow easy access to the area.
  • 6: Diggin’ It – If you are using wooden posts, make sure the holes are at least two feet deep; any shallower and your fence will become wobbly during strong winds. Using your boundary string line as a guide, dig holes at both ends of the line, aiming for holes that are three times wider than the width of the posts. For example, if your post is 4x4inches, dig a hole 12x12inches wide. This will ensure the concrete foundation will be sturdy enough to secure your posts. Mark an 8ft scrap of timber two feet above the bottom to make sure that the depth of the holes are correct and if the mark lines up with the ground, your postholes are deep enough. If you are using steel fence supports, place a piece of scrap timber into the support and hammer that into the ground until the top of the steel support is level with the ground.
  • 7: Set in their Ways – If you are using steel supports, you will not need to worry about securing your posts in the ground, but if you are using wooden posts, you will need to set concrete around them to hold them in place. Once the first and last postholes are ready, position your post and ask a friend to hold it in place. You can mix your own concrete if you prefer, but a 1kg Postcrete mix will work just as well. The Postcrete mix will set in just a few minutes so ensure that your posts are straight using a spirit level. Slope the concrete away from the post using a trowel to get the water to run away from the base of your posts. Next, attach a new line of string on the top of your bookending posts to make sure the other posts line up correctly all along the boundary. You can also use this line to quickly check that the heights of your posts are correct too. With the line in place, you are then ready to continue digging the other holes if you haven’t already done so. Measure out and mark the position of the holes by placing the fence panels against the first post.
  • 8: Putting up the Panels – Now that the posts are in place, nail the post clips to the fence post first and then onto the fence panel. Two or three U-shaped clips per post will be enough to hold the panel in place. Keep the base of your panels from rotting and installing gravel boards. You can protect the top of your posts by using a decorative post cap. Prevent the cap from splitting by drilling a hole into the cap before you attach it to the post.

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Overlap

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Vertilap

eDecks offers some of the best deals on maintenance-free Overlap and Vertilap Fence Panels around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need. Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Super-fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

Handy FREE installation guides.

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge. Please check the eDecks website for more details.

10 Year Guarantee against rotting! *Provided all products have been fitted and maintained to the manufacturer’s recommendations. *

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Garden Seating: Finding Your Perfect Love Seat

Spring is thankfully not that far away, and so now is the optimum time of year to start thinking of making changes in your garden. Whether you have a large or small area to utilise, we have a wide variety of garden seating including arbours and arches to give you the option of being able to further enjoy time spent in your garden. Come Spring and Summer, imagine yourself and your loved ones taking a well-deserved seat underneath our pretty arches and arbours, with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand, watching the sun go down.

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Romana Arbour £159.71p
The Romana Arbour by Grange is a simply styled garden structure that will add to the look and character of your garden. The arbour features a curved canopy and a bench that will make sitting and relaxing in the garden, throughout the summer months, an absolute pleasure. You will find a small area of trellising to either side of the seating and beams above your head to be able to grow your favourite flowers and plants.

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Carrara Arbour £168.64p
Put those finishing touches to your garden this summer with the quality and aesthetically pleasing, all-new Carrara Arbour. With a well-constructed solid roof, sturdy seat and trellis to the side and back, this arbour will create an attractive addition to almost any garden. So, come on, what are you waiting for! Get those climbing plants growing up the trellis now and create your very own private garden seating!

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Omega Top Arch with Seat £169.85p
This beautiful arch and seat will add character to any garden. With its diamond trellis, perfect for growing flowers and climbing plants, this arch has a perfect balance when price matters and so does quality! The Omega Top Arch with Seat is pressure treated to protect the timber from rot and decay and you will find that fixings are included with this product.

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Montebello Arbour £179.86p
An elegant yet sturdy garden arbour with a bow top roof, and finished off with a decorative diamond. Dress it in your favourite climbing plants to give it a whole new character. The Montebello Arbour has been designed with a distinctive arched roof and sturdy slatted bench, and this arbour will add a beautiful touch to any garden. An arbour to suit both traditional and contemporary gardens, whatever your taste.

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Valencia Garden Arbour £188.48p
The Valencia Garden Arbour has a look of a beach hut, with a solid roof and trellis to the sides and back it is an ideal arbour which to grow your plants. The Valencia Garden Arbour is a beautiful arbour which you can sit morning, noon and night to get further enjoyment from your garden and the wildlife which inhabits it. This arbour is sturdy and robust and comes with all required fixings.

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Apex Arbour £229.59p
Delivered to your doorstep flat pack, the Apex Arbour is easy to assemble and has been beautifully designed to create a relaxing and private place to sit and relax. The timber has been pressure treated to protect the arbour from rot and decay, ensuring this is going to give you ultimate value for money. It has a slanted style bench which is comfortable on its own, or to add further comfort you could dress it up with cushions and throws.

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Livomo Arbour £278.91p
The Livomo Arbour is the ultimate in practicality and style. Designed to create a relaxing and sheltered place to sit whilst enjoy your garden, the roof and back are solid to provide a good shelter from any summer evening breezes. The bench lid also lifts up to reveal a handy storage compartment beneath, which is ideal for storing cushions or small garden tools.

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Contemporary Garden Arbour £329.62p
The Contemporary Wooden Garden Arbour from eDecks that forms part of a stunning Contemporary Garden product range that is set to impress. This new and stylish Wooden Garden Arbour announces its presence with modern straight lines and a classic curving roof. Throughout the summer months this look at home when dressed up with soft furnishings, but can equally be used in its traditional sense, to house an array of garden climbers and creepers. A truly inventive example of a modern garden arbour.

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Valencia Corner Arbour £379.93p
Wanting a sheltered, private area in the garden? The Valencia Corner Arbour offers exactly that! A solid structure surrounded by trellis, which whether you are wanting a place to escape the summer sun or simply a hide out for some peace and quiet, this garden seating suits all situations. There are two good-sized backed benches and a table to enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, or a glass of Prosecco in the evening, and plenty of decorative trellis for pretty flowers to bring your garden alive this year.

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eDecks offers some of the best deals on garden seating, Arbours and Arches around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need.

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Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Handy FREE installation guides.

Super-fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge. Please check the eDecks website for more details.

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Decking Paint: The Benefits of Applying Them

Decking paint is a fairly new addition to traditional decking treatments such as decking oils and stains. Whereas decking oils and stains are about retaining the natural appearance of the wood grain, decking paints are designed to give a different kind of appearance. Decking paints are available in a wide range of colours and are ideal for older decking which has been neglected and makeover projects if a major decking restoration isn’t possible. They can also be used on new decking if you are wanting an alternative look to the standard decking finish. As well as decking, these kinds of paints can also be used on arbours, arches, pergolas, car ports and much, much more. So whether you are wanting a colourful garden, or something demurer, read on for our top tips on using decking paints.

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Benefits of Using a Decking Paint

  • Resistant to foot traffic and weathering. Paint often fills gaps and cracks and gives a thicker finish, so it can often be useful for repairing wood that has already been damaged a little by the elements and bad weather. Some paints are made specifically for that purpose.
  • Available in a range of attractive colours. Painting allows you to use any colour you want and because paint is solid, you can completely cover an old colour which leaves your options wide open.
  • Quick and easy to apply as well as quick drying.
  • Gives long-lasting protection and colour. It can also often be easier to clean, especially if it is a good quality paint and is allowed to cure properly before put into use as it will then create a hard shell that dirt usually washes straight off.
  • Paint is more protective of wood and generally speaking, paint resists rot, mould, and sun damage better than other options.
  • A cheap way to resurrect old, worn decking.

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As with all DIY projects, preparation is the key to success. Simply follow these steps to add some colour to your decking project.

  • Before painting, decked areas should be clean, dry, and free from surface dirt, grit and other surface contaminates.
  • Remove all garden furniture and other items from the decking so that the surface is clear.
  • Remove any old areas of decking stain or paint which have started to crack, peel or flake with a jet washer or decking stripper.
  • Any areas that are affected by mould, algae or fungi should be cleaned with a scraper, stiff broom or brush to remove all surface matter. It is worth treating these areas with a mould and mildew cleaner which will kill off any remaining spores in the wood and helps to prevent re-growth.
  • If required, use a wood preservative but one that doesn’t contain wax, oil or silicone.
  • Paint the decking boards with the decking paint working the full length of 2 to 3 boards at a time.
  • Allow the first coat to dry as per the container instructions.
  • Apply a second coat as directed by the manufacturer.

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Please note that decking paint may not be suitable for decking which has been oiled or treated with a product that contains wax in the last 12 to 24 months.

eDecks offers some of the best deals on Decking Paint around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need. Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Delivery starts at just £7.19!

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How To: Lay Gravel Correctly

When it comes to gravel and aggregates here at eDecks, we have a wide range of different colours, textures and sizes. Whether your project is large or small, as a decorative area or for a pathway or seating area, we have information, tips and more to help you create your perfect gravelled area.

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Gravel is a popular option when re-decorating your garden, as it is cost-effective and an easy option that can help transform your garden. However, it is recommended that you consider the size of the stones to suit its requirements, whether it be for decorative purposes or it is to be used as a pathway. It is very important to ensure you prepare the area first, as aggregates can be difficult to keep clean and clear of leaves and weeds. eDecks recommend you mark out the section of land you wish to place the stones so you can get a good understanding of how much you require.

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If you are using the gravel for a decorative area, you then have a wider option of which colours and styles you can use, as decorative gravel does not get disturbed as often and so you can have fine, medium or large gravel. If you are using gravel for a seating area or footpath, then it would be a good idea to opt for medium sized, as if it is too small/fine then it will move around too easily, yet if it is too large, then it may be difficult or uncomfortable to walk on.

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For footpaths and seating areas, it is advised that you dig down about 10cm and place a base of hardcore before laying around 50mm of gravel over the top. This will then help to prevent any gravel from moving and sinking under greater weight and movement. For decorative gravel areas, it can be much easier; simply scrape away the surface leaving it flat, place a weed suppressing membrane over the top to prevent weeds from breaking through the gravel, and then lay the gravel over the area to your requirements. Weed suppressing membrane does not prevent plant growth if you cut out the section you are wanting to use with a knife.

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Once your gravel is laid, you may wish to add a finishing touch to complete the look, and to prevent it from moving. You could use something like a log roll, which is a cheap and easy option, or larger cobbles or bricks that can be cemented down to create a more permanent edging for your area.

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eDecks offers some of the best deals on Gravel around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need. Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Super-fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

48 Hour express delivery available on most items.

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge. Please check the eDecks website for more details.

Please note: These items are delivered to roadside/kerbside or as close to the property as access will allow with the aid of a hand pallet truck.

Please call for bulk pricing.