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BBQ Garden Accessories are integrated – David Coleman Architecture

Thanks to Contemporist for this image. When I see landscape and buildings working together – I love it. A more unusual garden accessory suspect –  the BBQ/open fire – is not an afterthought. It is integrated into the building’s decking which is acting like a plinth for the house. The excess rock on site has […]

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Garden cup cakes are joyful accessories for outdoors: planters, laundry and sandpits

These are garden accessories that would make my children squeal with delight (and me).  The very versatile cupcakes are made from Polyethylene and are lightweight (no greater than 5 kilo). For further details check out the designers website http://beerdvanstokkum.com/products/sweetcake/sc-product/.

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And yes there are more garden accessories in this world ….its the candy tea light holder range

Wow Garden Beet has a new range of garden accessories ……..Sorry I am compelled to do the odd promotion when new stock starts filling Garden Beet’s shelves…..plus its always grand to find a new variation on the  tea light holders theme….tea light holders are kinda like plants …there are zillions of them but only THE RIGHT […]

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Haxnicks my tomato patio planters are not red.

MAY 2009 April 2010 The Haxnicks Patio Planters are fantastic and are being used by Garden Beet’s next door neighbour again this year. However we think the red tomato patio planter has a longevity issue? The blue is fine and looks great – but the red looks ghastly after its exposure to the sun. Slight design […]

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Magpie Studio Recycle Plastic with Such Fun. Another Approach for Outdoor Accessories?

Recycling plastic and turning it into another product is a big industry. Especially for garden accesssories. Recycled plastic is a great material for the outdoors because of its robust nature and minimal maintenance requirements. Unfortunately, most outdoor products using recycled plastic look terrible. A part from a few recycled planters and outdoor garden clocks there are not many other recycled plastic […]

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Garden art with corten steel. Pierre Le Roux Designs are adding design to outdoor accessories.

Using metal in the landscape for garden walls, screens or house numbers  is a great way to add some garden art and sculptural function to the essential but usually dull components of the garden. And corten steel is a great material for adding another dimension to the appearance of metal.  It is designed to rust […]

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Shade accessories for the garden give solar energy to the eco gift market

When adding shade accessories to your garden this summer consider giving you and your home an eco gift by capturing some solar rays and transferring it into energy. Solar cells now come in wafer thin sheets and can be applied to membranes used for shade sails or umbrellas.  Every shade structure is now a potential solar farm. […]

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Comfortable garden accesssories are a great purchase for lounging outdoors

  Garden Beet’s best garden accessories purchase of 2009 was 2 x ambient lounge. A very comforatable outdoor beanbag shaped into a lounge. This garden accessory is highly recommended for mothers who wish to fall asleep whilst supervising children and preparing reports. You can stay comfortable for hours outdoors. No need to shuffle to get comfortable […]

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Ecobuild’s display of recycled plastics as imitation wood showed woeful design

At Ecobuild yesterday I was on the hunt for recycled plastics intended for public or private gardens. I know recycled plastics can look great but I am also aware that more often than not it ends up looking like cheesy imitation wood. And sure enough there it was recycled plastic trying to be wood. Again, […]

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A cool campervan, log cabin or garden room that fits with the landscape by Piet Hein Eek

Design responses to planning regulations are funny sometimes. This log cabin was forced onto wheels to bypass building regulations. Am not too sure if it had to look like a log pile to secure the local authority’s approval but I do like the classic log cabin reinterpretation regardless. Its a beautiful use of the existing landscape materials […]

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