Garden Furniture

  • Can You Use Plants As Garden Furniture In Ireland?

    This may sound like a odd question to ask. I mean when you're thinking of garden furniture Ireland, plants are not necessarily the first thing that spring to mind. Plants are most often (and correctly so) thought of as aesthetic, functional and fresh additions to your garden - they are not often thought of as garden furniture. That could be about to change, however.

    Plants Used As Garden Furniture

    OK, so we're not recommending that you sit on your hydrangeas and host a tea party of your daffodils. With that said, plants can effectively be used as some sort of garden furniture. This is more of a DIY task, but so cool! Essentially, you can use plants as dividers to section off areas of your garden. These then act as plant garden furniture dividers - when done correctly of course.

    This entry was posted in Garden Furniture on July 26, 2016 by admin.

  • Amazing DIY Hanging Baskets For Your Garden Fencing

    Garden fencing is a vital aspect of any garden. Many people think of it as more of a city thing, but it is equally important in the countryside. Garden fencing allows you to turn your garden into an abode and close it off from the outside world. I mean, you wouldn't have a house without walls would you? That'd just be ridiculous!

    With that said, many people tend to purchase garden fencing and leave it pretty much as it is. Of course that it perfectly find, particularly if it fits in theme with your garden! Some folk like to inject a bit of personality into their fences, however, as you may have seen in our previous post on wacky garden fence inspiration.

    For this post, we are going to add to our list and show you some gorgeous DIY hanging baskets that can personalise your Cork garden fencing.

    Garden Fencing Hanging Baskets - Add Personality to Your Garden

    Bumblebee Plant Pots

    This entry was posted in Garden Furniture on July 5, 2016 by admin.

  • 5 Reasons to Relax in Your Irish Garden This Summer

    Gardens are a wonderful thing. Of course gardens are comprised of a number of aspects, such as gardening, garden furniture, plants, fences, etc. What is funny though is the amount of time that we can spend ensuring to get our Irish gardens perfect. We travel all over Ireland for garden furniture, hunt online and sometimes even overseas for special plants to add to our loot and then spend a huge amount of time tending to out beautiful creations. This alone is not absurd, but what is is the little amount of time that we actually spend appreciating our work, that we spend in our gardens, relaxing with a mug of tea or cup of wine and reading the latest Jane Austin release. Why is it that gardening in Ireland has turned into more of a chore than relaxation? This, we cannot answer, but what we can do is give you 5 reasons to enjoy your Irish garden this summer.

    5 Reasons to Sit Back & Relax in Your Irish Garden Furniture this Summer

    1. Relaxing in your garden allows you to be more present and in the moment
    2. Many people forget that relaxation time allows you to

  • Is The Future of Gardening in Ireland Interactive?

    Gardening in Ireland

    Gardening in Ireland is more than a task, it's more than potting some plants, it's tradition. In Ireland, gardening has always been a huge part of our culture. It is often passed down from generation to generation with a huge rejuvenation in the interest of gardening occurring in the past 15 years or so.

    Like most things that happening at the moment, gardening in Ireland has reached a new wave, a new modernity. Having a garden can now mean a vast amount of things. Your garden can be:

    • Traditional
    • Modern
    • Holistic
    • Food Oriented
    • Garden Furniture Oriented
    • Focused on Style Over Function
    • Focused on Function Over Style

    Irish gardening has become something specific to each person and Irish garden centres such as Hanleys of Cork are here to cater to those feelings. Something that has not yet occurred, but there have recently been talks of however, is the interactive, connected garden.

    New Interactive Technology for Irish Gardens

    There are a host of new

  • Aliminium Vs Wooden Garden Furniture in Ireland – Pros & Cons:

    Garden Furniture is a Staple in Your Irish Home

    A running theme throughout our blog feed is that of garden furniture. This has not occurred via a happy coincidence, but rather because of the importance of one’s outdoor furnishings in both stylising and ensuring optimal functionality in your gardens. Of course there is a vast array of furniture to choose from, from garden tables and chairs, to garden couches that you can lounge on, various furnishings such as statues, etc. and even pet beddings.

    Wooden & Aluminium Furniture

    In our patios and backyards, 2 furniture types are predominant, namely; aluminium and wooden (or in our case, Rattan) garden furniture. These are chosen because of their aesthetics and functionality. Both types of outdoor furniture are the cream of the crop and are long lasting investments. But what makes one better than the other?

    Wooden Furniture Vs. Aluminium Furniture in Ireland

    A key question is the differences between the 2 – here are some bullet points as to their benefits:

    Wooden/Rattan garden fu

  • Wonderful and Wacky Garden Fence Inspiration

    Garden Fences

    Garden fences come in all shapes and sizes, from small and petite to large and boisterous. They are a vital part of your backyard as they allow your privacy from the outside. Of course, this applies to nosey neighbours (both people and wild animals alike). This is often the sole reason that people purchase them. Granted, this compliance is the most important aspect. I mean, at the end of the day, fences need to be functional, not pretty.

    That being said, what's the point in having different styles and sizes available if functionality is the only aspect that matters? Realistically, we all want our outdoors to stand out of the crowd and make us feel like our home is that bit more special.

    We found some home owners who have gone that extra mile and have designed their fences to stand out from the crowd. Of course, you do not need to make your fence wacky and odd, but if you like to be different then these are the perfect inspiration for your Irish outback.

    Inspiration to Stylise Your Fence

    Mural Garden Fences

    This entry was posted in Garden Furniture and tagged gardening, garden fence, fence on May 16, 2016 by admin.

  • Tips for Picking your Outdoor Furniture

    Designing a garden entails a lot of aspects and one of the most difficult is choosing what furnishings you believe would give your garden that certain edge. Here are a few tips that we've come up with!

    Tips for Deciding what Outdoor Furniture is for you

    1. Plan what you need
    2. In order to make your shopping as easy and efficient as possible then you should plan what you need before you leave home. This will give you a good guide as to what will fit in your garden and where and will really help our experts to help you decide what will go best in your space.

    3. Decide if you want static of mobile furniture
    4. You need to decide if you want to be able to move your furniture. This sounds odd, but think about where you want to sit in your garden. Do you have a large patio that you want to put a big sofa on? Perfect! Many people like to have a set of table and chairs instead, however, so that they can move the chairs to optimal spots in the garden for some sun or shade.

    5. Go for low maintenance
    6. Maintain

  • How To Design Your Garden | Garden Furniture Ireland

    Gardening is a difficult task. Many people believe that you just have a garden, put a few plants in it and hey-presto! But anyone who has redesigned their garden or created their own garden from scratch knows that this could not be further from the truth.

    There is a multitude of things to consider when designing your garden.

    Hanleys of Cork Garden Centre Ireland

    What To Consider When Designing Your Garden

    • Layout
    • Grass type
    • Walkways
    • Pets
    • Children
    • Visitors
    • Do you want a designated space where visitors can sit and relax?

    • Barbecue Area
    • Relaxation Space
    • Plants
    • Trees
    • Garden Ornaments
    • Garden Furniture

    What To Consider When Choosing Garden Furniture

    • Tables
  • What Are You Really Feeding Your Pet? | Garden Furniture Cork

    This coming bank holiday Monday (Monday, May 2nd, 2016), we here at Hanleys of Cork are glad to welcome a Red Mills expert into our store for the Red Mills Demo Day.

    Red Mills Pet Food Representative

    Our Red Mills representative will be in store to help you decide what is best your your pet. With their expertise, our rep has a vast knowledge of pet feed and of what would best suit different breeds and animals.

    Keeping Your Garden Furniture Safe

    As we all know, what we feed our animals is extremely important. This is so as we treat our pets like part of the family. We want them to grow strong and healthy and to always look and feel their best. Of course, feeding them the right produce can also be good for your garden! Nobody wants to feed their pet too much or the wrong thing that sends them hyper and has them knocking over their garden furniture, tables and chairs now do they?

    This entry was posted in Garden Furniture and tagged dog, pet, red mills, Garden Furniture on April 29, 2016 by admin.

  • Summer Garden Furniture Ireland

    Spring Summer Garden Bloom

    As mentioned in our previous post (flowers brightening up your garden), now is the time of year when gardens are really coming to life.

    From flowers, to ponds and ornaments, spring and summer are that time of year where everything is bustling - not to overkill it, but a image of Snow White prancing around the forest comes to mind.


    Summer Garden Furniture

    Something that is often overlooked, or just simply not thought of until too late, is garden furniture, however. On the other hand, we would argue that garden furniture is one of the first things that you should look at when designing your garden. This is so as it is one of the few aspects that is static. Basically, it is always there, come autumn, come winter

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