When the winter chill comes rushing over the landscape, our first thought is to bunker down inside our homes. In fact, we make preparations for the winter well in advance or at least, we should. It’s because winter is very harsh on homes, the roofing can become loose, leaks can spring into the home, drains can get blocked, the gutters can overfill and leave standing water etc. So it would appear that the only way to enjoy winter is to not enjoy it. Well, if you would like to spend some time in your garden during this time of the year, then why shouldn’t you? The only things holding you back are the darkness of shorter light hours and the cold temperatures. During the winter, it’s the best time to enjoy the night sky whereby the stars and the moon can be observed easily, the fog and mist can be observed.
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Throw it on
First off, even before you venture outside into the frosty weather buy yourself a good throw. It’s kind of like blanket buts it’s thicker and larger, made out of wool normally. This kind of clothing is to be thrown onto yourself, covering your from your chin all the way down to your toes. You’ll be sitting or lying down so you need it to be made from a high-quality fabric which normally leans itself into a woven wool.
Of all the chairs for the outdoors one has stood the test of time. The rocking chair has gone through a modern transformation so that it can actually be incorporated into a chair design that is akin to many lounge chairs. It can be long and low, yet still have the ability to gently rock back and forth. Made out of a mixture of wood, metal, plastic and fabrics, you can get any kind of style chair you would like in this regard. Wood and metal will get bitterly cold during the winter. Plastic will too, but not as much so you may wish to buy a chair that is wicker and lay a throw over it and one more over yourself when you’re outside.
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What could possibly be better during the winter time when you’re outdoors than a real fire? Outdoor Heating such as a chiminea made from terracotta or clay is going to provide you with an awesome fire. It comes with a stand, so you can have it off the ground where the heat will simply be wasted or a large part of it will since you’re going to be sitting higher. It’s also small so it’s not going to cause you to change your garden layout or move things around as it works well in a small garden too. The prices for the quality and design vary, but you can expect to buy an affordable chiminea around £50-60 but the high-quality versions will be easily above £250.
The flickering flame providing you with heat and a hypnotic dance, the thick woollen throws keeping your body temperature normal and a gentle rocking chair putting you at ease. What more could you want to enjoy the winter nights outdoors in your own garden?
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