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The history of the Adirondack chairs

The history of the Adirondack chairsThe history of the Adirondack chair begins in the Town of Westport, in the Adirondack region. Thomas Lee felt a desire to create a chair that could handle the rugged terrain of the Adirondacks. This chair would have to be sturdy, balanced, and comfortable on everything from sandy ground to a small hill. Eventually, Lee came up with what he considered the perfect chair: wide armrests, a high back, and a slanted seat(the seat and back were made from single pieces of wood). Soon after Lee finalized the design of his Westport chair, he met up with his hunting friend. Harry Bunnell, who owned a carpentry shop in the town. Bunnell later patented the design and developed a very successful business. The Westport chair grew in popularity because of its durability and high comfort level, but as the years passed, the design began to change into the modern Adirondack chair. Both the Westport chair and the newer Adirondack chair feature extra-wide armrests, high backs, and slanted seats. However, the seat and back of the Adirondack chair are made out of multiple slats of wood lined up; the Westport chair was built from whole pieces of wood cut from a single, knot-free plank, which made the design harder to construct.The history of the Adirondack chairs.
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Get organized for Spring

What better way to spend a beautiful day than getting outside to work in your garden? It’s a great way to relax and become one with nature. Our greenhouse staging can be used in your greenhouse, orangery, shed or even outside. You can prepare your first seeds ready before their new home outside when the weather lets us. We have a variety of sizes to fit your space. Whether you’re an experienced, avid gardener or thinking about planting a garden for the first time, we can help you get organized.
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Why choose an Adirondack Chair?

Why choose an Adirondack Chair?

Adirondack chairs are a great choice for your new outdoor garden furniture; they have perfected the balance between usefulness and comfort, and this makes them the ideal design for patio furniture. The unique style of outdoor chair is popular with a lot of people across the world.

Here are just a few reasons why we think you should invest in an Adirondack chair for your garden.

Adirondack Chairs are Comfortable

One of the reasons Adirondack chairs have gained so much popularity is because they are comfortable. People can spend extended periods of time sitting in them without feeling achy. The reason for this is the angle of the seat and backrest. A good quality Adirondack chair is able to spread your weight evenly throughout your upper legs and back as you lean back at an angle. It is much more comfortable than sitting upright, which puts all your weight on your rear end and lower spine. The comfort gained from an Adirondack chair can’t be ignored!

Adirondack Chairs are Versatile

If you are looking to invest some money into buying some high-quality outdoor furniture, you’ll want to choose a style which compliments your lifestyle - something that you’ll get the most use and enjoyment out of. Besides the Adirondack chair, there are three common styles of outdoor furniture - lounge chairs, dining sets and benches. So, thinking about what you are going to use the furniture for is important. An Adirondack chair is ideal if you want a comfortable place to lounge in, read books, enjoy nature, watch the sunrise or sunset, or even enjoy some light meals.

Adirondack Chairs have a Useful Design

Quite possibly the most all-around useful style of outdoor furniture available on the market. They have extra wide armrests which can be used for so many different purposes; you can enjoy a single plate meal in the comfort of your own back garden with your armrest acting as a handy mini table. How about enjoying a nice cup of coffee in the morning whilst relaxing in your chair?

Vibrant Colours

Here at Greenhouse Staging, we stock Adirondack Chairs made from 100% recycled plastic, so you are doing your bit for the planet and getting some beautiful furniture at the same time! They are easy to keep clean, maintain and to move around. They come in a wide range of vibrant colours, so you’ll find something to suit your tastes.

So, if you want to spruce up your garden furniture just in time for the summer, browse our Adirondack Chairs, or get in touch today to find out more.
Created On  19 Jun 2019 14:08  -  Permalink

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Greenhouse

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Greenhouse

For anyone interested in growing, or maybe those who are just dipping a toe into the world of gardening, a greenhouse is a very valuable asset. Have a read through these handy tips that will help to make your greenhouse successful whether you’re a seasoned pro or beginner.

Control the Humidity

Most plants prefer a humid environment so a humid greenhouse can be a very successful one. So increasing the humidity within the greenhouse can help to promote a nurturing greenhouse environment. By placing marble or stone chips on the floor underneath your plant benches you will be helping to keep your greenhouse humid – on dry days you can dampen them with water, and as the water evaporates over the course of the day it increases the humidity levels within the greenhouse.

Cover Up Your Plants

By covering some of your more heat-sensitive plants at night, you can help to prevent those plants from dying off in the cold. Covering them with a fleece style material helps to keep the temperature of the plants up to 2 degrees higher than without the fleece. Bubble wrap is a brilliant alternative to fleece.

Water Plants in the Evening

On those hot summer days, you might be under the misconception that it would be a good idea to water your plants continually throughout the day. Whilst people need to drink lots of water on hot and sunny days in order to keep functioning, plants, however, don’t quite work in the same way. By watering them during the day, you are giving your plants access to water that is going to evaporate before it has a chance to ‘drink its fill’, by watering in the evening, this gives the plants the chance to absorb as much water as possible, eliminating wastage.

Lookout for Pesky Pests!

Before you leave your greenhouse each evening, give it a once over and check for slimy trails or other obvious evidence of slugs and snails. These horrible little critters might look slow and unassuming, but they can do some real damage to your plants. There are several methods for dealing with the slimy creatures, the traditional salt method or the shop-bought slug pellets. If you prefer keeping things natural nematodes; naturally occurring micro-organisms often present within the soil can be added to the plant ecosystem.

Clean Greenhouse, Clear Head

If you make the effort to keep your greenhouse in good order you’ll find that spending time in your greenhouse will be more relaxing and enjoyable. Gardening is supposed to be a big stress-reliever, and going into a messy, cluttered greenhouse isn’t going to aid in the relaxation process.  

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How to Cope with a Small Greenhouse

In today’s culture of healthy eating and clean living, the importance of good food has never been more important. You may remember the days when growing your own food was a quite bohemian thing to do, or reserved for those with very little to do otherwise, but nowadays, people from all walks of life are getting into the idea of growing their own produce. Put simply, nowadays, there is a lot more awareness of where things come from, and the human cost of what we take for granted at the supermarket.

In the winter, it can be very difficult to source the sort of produce which is considered part of eating well, and there’s no simpler way than growing it yourself. Sprouting your own seeds and growing your own crops is a great way of ensuring that you can get a year-round supply of greens at a fractional cost – and also to ensure that you’re eating right and eating well.

Saying that, even the hardiest of vegetables simply won’t do well in Winter without the aid of a greenhouse. There are a number of greenhouses which are for sale across the UK, and they come in all forms – large, small and in-between. As such, it can be difficult sometimes to get the right staging solution for your greenhouse. We’re here to help with a variety of greenhouse staging- all hand-made and hand-treated in our workshop in Llysfaen, North Wales, using sustainably sourced wood which is also hand-treated to last year after year.

It really pays to invest in good greenhouse staging solutions, which include heavy duty greenhouse staging, potting benches and more. Greenhouse staging is purpose-built shelves which provide storage space for trays of seedlings through to giant pots and can be a real lifesaver when it comes to growing lots of plants in a very small space.

Put simply, repurposing old pallets or bits and bobs from around the house might be all well and good for the short term, but if you’re looking to get the most out of every single seed you plant and produce a year-long supply of fresh greens, you’ll want to make sure that conditions are as good as good can be – and that you can adequately organise your crops with the use of folding or heavy duty greenhouse staging.

Growing your own greens saves you time, travel costs and also shopping bills – as well as provides you with a great source of pride and the confidence that you really are eating well. You grew something from a seed, you’re more than aware of what exactly has been done to help it grow – and you’re also saving a ton of money at the same time.

It’s pretty well known that the food industry certainly doesn’t make it cheap to eat well, and investing in a greenhouse, adequate greenhouse staging and spending 5-10 minutes per day producing your cheap and simple to grow foods can help you eat well, for far less money than what you’d hand over on a typical week’s shopping.

Created On  28 Feb 2019 11:10  -  Permalink

Gardening Tips For The Weekend


What’s the best thing about a weekend? Gardening, without question. There’s nothing better, we think, than wrapping up warm, getting out into your little space, and making progress. Gardening is quite unlike anything else by the virtue that a series of little jobs can cause fantastic results, and the satisfaction of getting these little jobs done is unlike anything else. A weekend is the perfect opportunity to get them done too – as after a workday it’s usually far too dark and far too cold to get any progress under your belt at all. As soon as you've got everything prepared to get things done, it feels as if you've already run our of time. 

November, contrary to what most people believe, affords a wealth of things to do in the garden, in terms of the greenhouse, the garden, and many more things.

There's a wealth of things to do - such as planting daffodil bulbs, as well as other spring flowering bulbs for gorgeous displays to herald in the spring. Otherwise, hyacinth bulbs do the job just as well – complimenting daffodils quite beautifully, we think. Should you wish for something ethereal and absolutely out of this world, consider purchasing, and planting, a magnolia tree. Magnolia flowers are at their best in the spring, and are an elegant, yet beautiful flower that we’re sure will bring you a lot of joy.

There’s a lot to do in the greenhouse, too. Take a good look at the condition of yourgreenhouse staging. While of course we’re sure that if you have purchased our heavy duty greenhouse staging or our folding greenhouse staging, you won’t be seeing any problems (all of our wooden greenhouse staging is treated, allowing it to stand strong year after year!) but should you be seeing any issues with your greenhouse staging, be sure to get replacements sorted out before spring comes and you’ll find yourself getting busier and busier in there.

You’ll find it to be a good task to insulate your greenhouse with sheets of bubble wrap in November too, before the really cold weather sets in. In bubble wrap forms an extra layer and insulates it pretty well – so you can avoid all of the heat loss you can. Solar lights are also a wonderful idea, allowing you to make the most out of your time to come in the garden.

Don’t forget about maintenance tasks too, you should be looking at cutting down perennial plants, and placing things where it once was in order to take full advantage of your newfound space. Tulips, or any suitable perennials or shrubs could fill in the gaps well.

Things to sow in November are as follows: Aquadulce Claudia (broad bean) Solent Wight (garlic) Globe Artichoke, Oregon Sugar Pod, and Valia-Winter Gem (lettuce) It’s the perfect time for all of these varieties of vegetables, and you’ll also want to get some seedlings going, once your greenhouse is prepared as well.

Created On  2 Nov 2018 16:16  -  Permalink

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