Swan New Railway Sleepers
We wanted to create a cosy sunken seating area in Fran and Jason’s garden, so we had to dig down 20cm and back into the old lawn. This left us with an area which needed retaining. We chose Grange Fencing’s Sawn New Railway Sleepers because they are durable and come in a range of lengths –
2400mm x 200mm x 120mm
1200mm x 200mm x 120mm
1200mm x 150mm x 100mm
They are pressure treated to give them a long life and are a natural colour. This was important to us because Alan then gave the sleepers a paint wash to give them a vintage look.
The Sawn New Railway Sleepers retail at £35.99 each.
For more info on these or how to order them, please go to www.grangefen.co.uk
Himalayan Birch Trees
We wanted to create instant impact in Fran and Jason’s garden, whilst also screening their garden from the neighbouring houses. We selected Himalayan Birch because it creates a screen whilst not being too dense, has lovely coppery bark which peels each year and is a tough and easy tree to grow.
It produces catkins in early spring, with a dark green summer foliage which turns to yellow in autumn. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and is a shallow rooting tree.
Majestic Trees supplied us with 3 amazing 5 metre tall trees which looked stunning in the garden. Trees need staking to keep them upright whilst they establish a good root system in the soil. We chose to use the Platypus Tree Anchor underground guying system, which invisibly holds them in place.
The tall Himalayan Birches we had retail at £390 each
Majestic trees have a huge range of amazing trees in a range of sizes.
To order a Himalayan Birch or for more information please go to www.majestictrees.co.uk
We wanted to give the girls their own retreat and so we selected the Chatsworth Summerhouse from Rowlinson Garden Products. Based on a classic Victorian design the Chatsworth, with its hipped roof, it has generous roof height and bags of style for outdoor entertaining. With plenty of room for furniture, fling open the double-doors and enjoy life to the full. The product comes in a natural timber finish, but we painted it in colours to match the rest of the garden.
The Chatsworth Summerhouse retails at £1199.99. Rowlinson have a huge range of garden buildings, features and furniture. For more info, please go to www.rowgar.co.uk
Grey Sandstone Riven Paving
We choose grey sandstone paving to keep the garden looking natural and to also compliment to contemporary design. It has a naturally riven surface and split sides. Being lightly riven in appearance this sandstone paving‚ with its natural variation in colour, gives a truly earthy feel. Carefully calibrated to a consistent thickness of 22mm (+/- 2mm) allows for quick and easy installation.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed from sand size grains and is ideal for both internal and external use. Sandstone paving is hard wearing and provides a natural slip resistance. Suitable applications include pathways‚ driveways‚ garden patios and public areas.
CED Natural Stone supplied us with the Grey Sandstone Riven Paving and it retails at £25.32 per square meter.
For more information on this paving or to view their huge range of stone, please go to www.ced.ltd.uk
1956 Thunderbird Patio & Lawn Set
We selected this amazing lime green patio and lawn seating set because it’s retro, which goes with our cool café. It’s the ideal furniture for the whole family to chill out to…listening to Ska music in the garden. Made from high quality modern materials with 60 years proven rugged construction, it is a replica of the orginal 1950’s iconic American furniture. These timeless chairs are actually heavier than originals and hold more weight to last longer than similar lawn chairs made back in the 1950s! Start a tradition with your family this summer.
With a saddle seat and complex back design, it is very comfortable including a curved forming shape with lumbar support.
swingOramic proudly introduces this Atomic Era classic which has not been made for well over half a century.
It comprises of one glider, two lawn chairs and one square side table. We chose Seafoam (Dr Pepper Green), but it’s also available in red and coral.
The Swingoramic set retails at £500. To order this amazing garden furniture, please go to www.swingoramic.com
Piccino Espresso Machine
Jason and Fran love to entertain and enjoy a really good coffee. So we created a café especially for them and got this amazing Francino Piccino coffee machine, which makes in our opinion, the BEST coffee ever!
Fracino is the UK’s only manufacturer of traditional espresso and cappuccino coffee machines. Their coffee machines are used to serve great coffees in coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and snack bars around the world….which now includes Jason and Fran’s!
The Piccino espresso coffee machine brings the experience and taste of real coffee into your home with a stylish and easy to use espresso coffee machine.
The Piccino is compact and sturdy – a brilliantly manufactured coffee machine, incorporating all the engineering skills and expertise behind the Fracino brand. Installation is quick and easy, and its construction using stainless steel will enable you to use it for many years to come. It will makeTWO coffees at the same time and has the ability to froth milk and make coffee simultaneously! The Piccino is one of the fastest coffee machines for the home market and we know Jason and Fran will love it!
The Fracino Piccino Coffee Machine retails at £1194. To buy your own one or to find out more, please go to http://www.fracino.com/piccino.html