With 2015 in full swing we are all prone to making plans for the year to come; whether that’s this years’ holiday destination, career change or even a home make-over. One thing’s for sure, in the next few weeks there will be a surge of DIY adverts gracing your TV with the hope of inspiring you into a home or garden renovation. But as we know our wonderfully creative readers best, we are going to bring you a blog that is reminiscent of your character, personality and tastes. Put down the plain-jane decking, forget the rusty tools, throw that old BBQ away and let Cuckooland inspire you into creating the quirkiest outdoor space possible.
Prep to Perfection
Getting a head start on the garden is the key to success. So first things first, invest in some good tools to get that garden into shape for Spring. In true Cuckooland style, we don’t ‘do’ boring garden tools, no Sir! Our tools of the gardening trade are all fun and fabulous like the Orla Kiely Gardening Fork. This unique gardening fork features a stunning design which will have Mavis from over the road wondering, ‘Just where can I get one?’ We won’t tell if you won’t…
No doubt your garden has been battered by gail force winds, hail, snow and persistent rain which all leads to a slippery playground of danger in your back garden. So be sure to kit yourself out with a pair of Nordic Grip Ankle Wellington Boots with slip resistant ‘IceLock’ Technology. We imagine these one-of-a-kind wellies where designed especially for the changing weather of good old Blighty. Not only are they comfortable and warm (thanks to soft thermal lining) they will also keep your feet dry in the wettest weather conditions.
We’re all for the quirky and outrageous statements of individual style; why have a boring garden when you can have something fun, colourful and all round unique? An outdoor rug is just the addition you need to add a bit of a wow factor to your outdoor space. Available in a range of colours and sizes, these durable outdoor rugs are made from recycled materials, and can be used in conservatories, on decking or even just on your lawn. They also roll up in an eco-friendly carry bag to be taken and used as a beach mat or picnic rug.
Make a Bold Statement
The saying goes, ‘a mans home is his castle’. If that’s true then a man needs a flag or maybe something a bit more quirky like a weathervane in the shape of a golfer to truly make him feel at home! Yes dear readers, turn your home into a quirky castle with the help of a weathervane. Weathervains don’t just come in the usual arrow and cockerel design anymore, oh no, weathervanes come in amazing designs, such as a Shipahoy Sailing Boat, Harley Davidson Bike or even a Ballet Dancer in full Pirouette. We can even make a bespoke windvane just for you in your very own design! However you choose to define yourself, be sure to define your home or garden with a weathervane this year.
With a garden make-over thoughts inevitably turn to Spring/Summer ‘get togethers’ in the garden. A British BBQ is as traditional as queuing or a Sunday lunch or queuing for a Sunday lunch. So this year, make sure you invest in a BBQ built to last. Gone are the days when you would rely on the rust bucket formally known as the outdoor BBQ, which has sat in the corner of your garden for eons. Let us introduce you to the latest and greatest BBQ, The Award Winning Lotus Grill. The Lotus Grill is simply the best portable smokeless BBQ of its kind. It has a battery-powered built in fan which constantly supplies the charcoal with air and cooks smoke free, meaning the Lotus Grill Charcoal BBQ is ready to cook in 3-4 minutes. Plus, as the Lotus Grill comes in a carry case and can be stored away neatly, it means this nifty little BBQ will never rust or need to be replaced!
So our flower bed is tended too, our decking is decent and our BBQ is neatly stored away; there’s only one thing left to consider to create the perfect quirky garden this Spring and that’s ‘where we’re all going to sit’. Why not invest in something so cool it verges on art?! The Rose Ocean Lantern Rattan Daybed is the stuff of designer dreams. This daybed is super easy-peasy to maintain. Simply remove the cushions when not in use, the durable aluminium frame and all-weather rattan is designed to be left outdoors all year round in any weather.
We love to hear from our fans so why not leave a comment with your quirky and unique garden ideas.