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  • 5 Tips For Buying Garden Furniture – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    Although it may sound cliché, a major advantage of investing in quality furniture is that you really do get what you pay for. So, if you can afford to, opting for premium pieces will guarantee you with unrivalled durability, comfort and quality you won’t find with cheaper furniture.   Less expensive pieces will show signs…

  • Where To Buy Outdoor Furniture – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    For over 45 years, Bridgman has crafted award-winning outdoor furniture. As such, our years of experience as an independent family-business within the industry have meant that we are often asked our opinion of other garden furniture suppliers.   So, we’ve compiled a list of 7 of the UK’s most prominent outdoor furniture-makers.   As you…

  • 3 Ideas for Small Gardens – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    If you’ve run out of space for new garden beds, it’s time to try vertical gardening. From hanging planters along a fence to using trellises for vines and other climbing plants, vertical gardens provide more growing space as well as upright accents to make your garden look bigger. Plus, their distinctive look offers the opportunity…

  • The Gardener’s Guide – February | Bridgman

    The Gardener’s Guide FEBRUARY It may be cold outside but spring is in sight. As the days get longer and your garden begins to come to life, prepare it for springtime with February’s simple garden tasklist. PRUNE Prune winter-flowering shrubs once their colourful displays have finished. Prune climbers that may need cutting back before the…

  • Valentine’s Home Decor – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    VALENTINE’S HOME DECOR IDEAS window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array(); window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: ”, uuid: ‘s-f07e3f06-c8ee-4b4a-a74a-84f812359e40’ }) Open your heart and home this Valentine’s Day… Love is in the air once again, so don’t let the feeling pass you by. Let Cupid’s arrow fly into your living spaces with these subtle yet sweet Valentine’s inspired home…

  • Rich Beef Tagliatelle Pasta – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    RICH BEEF TAGLIATELLE PASTA window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array(); window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: ”, uuid: ‘s-88584a7a-53f2-4c66-ad76-8606d3c2f94f’ }) Celebrate every magical moment with your new luxury dining set, delivered in days >  Treat the one you love to the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner… Impress your Valentine with a romantic meal for two. A beautiful balance of richness…

  • How to Design a Cottage Garden – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    Capture the essence of a cottage garden by planting flowers and plants that provide a beautiful blooming backdrop. Although cottage gardens were first used in the time to grow homegrown food and medicine during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, today’s cottage garden uses mostly flowers. Climbing roses are a stunning choice that will frame…

  • What Are the Best Materials for Garden Furniture? | Bridgman

    More durable than its natural counterpart, synthetic rattan is the most popular material for garden furniture. It has been a favourite amongst many since we introduced it to the UK over 20 years ago.   We craft our premium rattan furniture using the finest synthetic polyethylene weaves to ensure premium quality across our collections. Our…

  • Crêpes Suzette – Effortless Entertaining | Bridgman

    8. To make the sauce, mix the orange juice, the zest of 1 orange, the rind and juice of 1 lemon, 1 tbsp caster sugar and 3 tbsp Grand Marnier. While doing this, warm the plates on which the crêpes are going to be served. Next melt the butter in the frying pan, pour in…

  • Pantone Viva Magenta Colour of the Year – Inspired Ideas | Bridgman

    With Viva Magenta’s organic origins hailing from the cochineal beetle, it only makes sense to bring this delightful shade into the outdoors. The bright, crimson red will give your garden a balance of boldness and a feeling of fun as you and your guests relax and dine alfresco.

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