May

May

May is that wonderful time of the year when the garden is just about to burst into glorious bloom. This article sets out all those tasks you need to do to achieve floriferous results. Don't forget to watch Chelsea Flower Show coverage on TV to get bags of inspiration and serious plant envy!

How To Choose Your Ideal Wooden Bench

How To Choose Your Ideal Wooden Bench

Wooden benches are our biggest seller so we have put together this guide to help you select the right bench for your needs. Delivery is free on all orders over £50 to mainland UK destinations. If you need any help choosing just pop into store or call the Customer Services team.

Griddled chicken breasts with balsamic peaches cooked on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Griddled chicken breasts with balsamic peaches cooked on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

This blog takes you through the steps to producing a delicious chicken dish on the Weber gas BBQ, but it can be cooked on any BBQ with a lid. Expand your grilling repertoire away from burned burgers and bangers.

How to care for roses in summer

How to care for roses in summer

Roses are the nations favourite flower and an absolute essential if you are creating a traditional English garden. This blog gives you some tips on how to make them last as long as possible over the growing season.

How To Choose The Correct Parasol Base For Your Garden Parasol

How To Choose The Correct Parasol Base For Your Garden Parasol

A garden parasol is a must if you want to sit outdoors in summer, even on a nice warm day the sun's UV ray scan damage sensitive skin. Not all parasols are suitable for every set of garden furniture, this blog guides you through the options available. If you need help choosing your garden furniture pop into the store and talk to the Garden Furniture team.

How do I plant up a strawberry hanging basket?

How do I plant up a strawberry hanging basket?

Many of us don't have any garden space but most of us can put out a hanging basket so why not ditch the traditional bedding plants and opt for sweet juicy strawberries.

How To Cook Pork Ribs (Baby Back) On The Weber 57Cm MasterTouch BBQ

How To Cook Pork Ribs (Baby Back) On The Weber 57Cm MasterTouch BBQ

This video gives you step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and cook pork ribs on the Weber BBQ. If you follow this video you will be rewarded with fall-off-the-bone delicious ribs. We also cooked the same dish on the Traeger wood pellet grill so if you are thinking of buying a new grill you can choose which one would suit your grilling style.

How To Cook Moules Mariniere On The Weber Genesis II E310

How To Cook Moules Mariniere On The Weber Genesis II E310

Add moules mariniere to your BBQ repertoire, they make a delicious sharing starter. We cooked them in the Weber GBS wok but if you don't have the GBS grill a good quality deep cast iron skillet will work just as well. Learn to cook more fish on one of our BBQ courses held in store.

How To Cook King Prawns With Chilli, Garlic And Lime In The Weber GBS Wok

How To Cook King Prawns With Chilli, Garlic And Lime In The Weber GBS Wok

These king prawns cooked in garlic, lime and chilli make a really tasty starter and cook in just a few minutes. The marinade can be made in advance so you have more time to socialise with your guests. It can be cooked in a veg basket or on a griddle. Check out more easy quick BBQ recipes on our Youtube channel.

How To Cook Seared Tuna With Seared Little Gem Lettuce And Nichoise Dressing On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

How To Cook Seared Tuna With Seared Little Gem Lettuce And Nichoise Dressing On The Traeger Timberline 850 Wood Pellet Grill

This delicious tuna dish is not only healthy but also quick to prepare and cook, ideal for a summers day spent in the garden or if you have friends around for lunch. If you want to increase your stock of BBQ recipes enrol on one of our courses in store and learn a few tricks to impress family and friends; details of courses on the Events page.

How to cook crispy Asian style duck on the Weber Genesis II E-310 rotisserie

How to cook crispy Asian style duck on the Weber Genesis II E-310 rotisserie

Why not grill your own Asian duck instead of having a takeaway? You can personalise it to your own taste, it makes a great starter if you're hosting a BBQ party. This video takes you through the recipe step-by-step so you can be sure of success.

How to cook hoisin and satay duck wraps on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

How to cook hoisin and satay duck wraps on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

These hoisin and duck wraps make the perfect light lunch or as a course for a multi dish party. Cook at lunchtime when you are grilling a 'low 'n' slow' joint of meat. Improve your grilling skills by enrolling on one of our BBQ courses held here in store. Details on the Events page.

How to avoid food poisoning from barbecue food

How to avoid food poisoning from barbecue food

Barbecuing is one of the fastest growing pastimes and a great way to socialise in your own outdoor space but a combination of inexperience and exuberance can lead to a wide array of accidents. This blog aims to make you aware of the risks and the simple steps you can take to ensure the safety of everyone concerned.

How To Deal With Black Spot On Your Roses

How To Deal With Black Spot On Your Roses

Black spot can disfigure and severely weaken your roses so needs tackling as soon as you spot the signs. Some roses are more resistant than others but given warm wet weather most are susceptible.

How To Cook Whole Trout With Tarragon And Lemon On The Weber Spirit Gas BBQ

How To Cook Whole Trout With Tarragon And Lemon On The Weber Spirit Gas BBQ

Eat healthily with the help of your BBQ, this whole trout would be delicious with grilled baby new potatoes and a green salad. This video and blog take you through the steps to producing this fantastic dish. You will need a fish basket. The Barbecue Shop here in store is packed with accessories which allow you to really expand your grilling repertoire.

How To Cook Spanish Style Burgers On The Weber 57cm MasterTouch BBQ

How To Cook Spanish Style Burgers On The Weber 57cm MasterTouch BBQ

If BBQ means burgers why not give them a Spanish twist, check out our videos on Italian, Moroccan, venison, salmon and breakfast burgers. If you want to cook different dishes to the standard BBQ fare enrol on one of our courses with a top BBQ chef; details on the Events page.