Helicopter Swing Seats are super stylish and comfortable but as the frames are made with tubular steel with a powder coated finish they can rust and show signs of wear and tear. This won’t affect the stability of the swing but doesn’t look great at parties!
To refurbish the steel frame follow these simple steps…
The Suntime Helicopter Swing Seat is not only stylish but also extremely comfy and relaxing. Let’s be honest it’s not an item of garden furniture you’d want to replace every year!
We have compiled some simple tips and ideas to help keep your swing looking and feeling great for many years to come.
How to Build a Suntime Havana Duo Seat
Building the Suntime Havana Duo Seat can sometimes be a challenge as the instructions supplied are poor and the parts often do not line up easily.
These walk through pictures along with the instructions will help you to build your new furniture which will give you years of pleasure.
Important notes before building the Havana duo seat:
Always leave the screws loose while building to allow you to line up the parts easier.
Un-package the glass carefully as it will break if damaged.
If too much weight is put on the front of the fabric or it is tightened too far, it will come out of the frame. Use a large flat screw driver and hammer to knock it back into place and large grips to close the frame tighter.
Parts of the chair are easily bent when building especially the legs which can cause the seat to not sit level. The legs are easily bent back to shape if needed by putting weight on them carefully.
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Looking for somewhere to keep dry this Bank Holiday Weekend?
Hanging Baskets planted by us!
Come to Crowders to have your hanging baskets and tubs planted!
You buy the products, and we’ll plant them!
Already have baskets and tubs? No problem! Bring them in and have us plant them with plants you have purchased from us.
Name that plant! (Identify six selected plants to enter the draw for a chance to win them) Worth around £100
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Spring is finally here! Add instant colour and character to your patio by planting up pots and planters. Add a controlled-release fertiliser and water-retaining gel to compost to make life easy when feeding and watering. Our range of self-watering planters and hanging baskets are the perfect solution for keeping plants healthy whilst you’re away over the summer months, see our range here.
During April, it’s important to remove the faded flowers and seed heads of spring-flowering bulbs- summer is only around the corner! Remember to feed the plants during and after flowering too. We recommend a soluble plant food applied over the foliage and around the roots to ensure maximum nutrition, which will help to increase the size of bulbs, and ensure another pretty display next year!
Clean Up Your Act
By now you should have checked for and carried out any necessary repairs around the garden so it’ll be ready for summer! Get cleaned up this month if you haven’t already with a good path and patio cleaner. We recommend Algon, our best-seller. Not only will it keep working on your paths and patios, and ensure they remain looking clean, you can use it on greenhouses, glass, and plastic furniture and even on your guttering!
Plant the seed!
March makes for the perfect time for gathering in bedding and patio plug plants and seedlings, to give you the biggest and best bedding displays ever! We stock a wide range of varieties, guaranteed to include all your favorites. Pot up and plant out after the frosts have disappeared over the next few weeks to give you the best results this summer. Don’t forget all the essentials you’ll need: pots, seed trays, labels and the all-important compost!
Give your houseplants a little TLC this March leave them feeling rejuvenated! Start by re-potting those that needs more room into bigger pots, and give them all a good feed. We know it’s easy to forget to feed them regularly, so we recommend a controlled-release fertilizer- simply feed and forget! Pesky pests will be lurking around at the minute, so keep your eyes peeled and kick them out! Check our range out, and find everything you’ll need for giving them a spring treat. From pots to compost, fertilizers to insecticide sprays, you’re sure to find it at www.crowders.co.uk!
Plants such as dogwoods and rubus are grown for their famed colorful stems, injecting vibrancy and life into your garden. See even more intense results later on in the year if you cut back the stems this month. If you’d like to add a colorful shrub to your garden, take a look at our range online! Read more »
Now is the time to get those climbers planted! Add height and interest to walls, fences, arches and arbours with beautiful climbers. Speedy growing varieties such as ivy, honeysuckle, clematis, Virginia creepers and of course roses will cover up unsightly areas, replacing them with colour and flair! However, if your soil is still too wet, we recommend waiting until conditions improve before planting to gain the best results.
Get those beds and borders looking neat and tidy this February by keeping wild and wicked weeds at bay! Apply a 2-3 inch thick mulch, and weed suppressing sheets to ensure your garden gets off to the best start this year.
February marks a great time to start sowing summer bedding plants indoors. Ensure you’ve got the correct heating and lighting conditions with the right equipment: propagators, compost, pots, seed trays and labels: all of which are available from us here at Crowders! Great sowing ideas include sweet peas, dianthus, lobelia, ageratum and bedding geraniums.
Houseplant Check Up
Houseplants make great gifts and you may have received some over Christmas. You need to ensure your houseplants continue to give you the best displays by keep them away from radiators and checking regularly for water. All plants need watering, but often mixed arrangements are given as gifts which contain plants with differing needs so check these carefully to ensure you do not over or under water. Flowering houseplants should be picked over and any faded flowers removed to encourage new flowers to be produced. A liquid feed given every two weeks will help to encourage new growth and flowers and misting the foliage with water will help keep the leaves from browning at the tips.
Bring Life to Your Home
After the Christmas tree has been disposed of, your home can seem a little empty without the dash of greenery so January is an ideal time to fill the void with a large foliage houseplant such as a kentia palm or Dracena. Houseplants help to clean the air and are a relaxing influence in the home so why not treat your self today?
Spring is the time for flowering bulbs to start making an appearance. If you didn’t have chance to buy some spring flowering bulbs in the Autumn, then you will find many varieties are available now in pots which can be planted out straight away in pots, tubs or in a garden border. Spring bulbs such as snowdrops are often the first flowers to appear and are a welcome sign of the warmer weather to come and the nodding heads of large flowered daffodils look great planted in groups and bring a cheery dash of colour to your garden.