Garden

  • Esse Stoves from Logs Direct - a unique heating and cooking experience

    Esse Stoves from Logs Direct - a unique heating and cooking experience The portable Esse Garden Cooking Stove turns the traditional woodburning stove into a combination of both patio heater and cooking device. The culinary experience with this stove can either be one which sees the amateur chef cooking their food in pans or casserole dishes with the hotplate down, or grilling a range of food when the hotplate is lifted up. Again, the device is ideally suited to burn Logs Direct’s kiln-dried wood, so is a perfect addition to the product range. Logs Direct’s sales director, Stephen Talbot, says...
  • Logs Direct Seasonal Products - Your Spring and Summer Made Simple

    With a warmer than average winter this year and as spring and summer roll around, now is a great chance to stock up on the seasonal products that will allow you to make the most of the improving weather. Whether for professional or personal use, our products can help make your spring and summer a success. Read on for our top choices and recommendations for the coming months!   BBQ and Charcoal Products At Logs Direct, we offer high-quality BBQ and charcoal products to help make your summer celebrations a success. If you don't have your own barbeque, you need...
  • Mushroom compost or topsoil

    Now that spring is almost upon us and the days are becoming brighter and warmer, you probably want to spend more time out in your garden. You may even wish to invest your time and energy into cultivating it. In order to do that, you will need either compost or topsoil. Luckily, we sell both here at Logs Direct. In addition to our many solid fuel options, we also supply our customers with mushroom compost (recently championed by Monty Don in the 2017 episode 2 of Gardener's World)  and excellent topsoil. We even offer bark mulch, which can be used to...
  • Addressing compost concerns with Yorganics

    Using compost as part of your gardening or grounds keeping is a great and environmentally friendly solution, but not all composts are the same. Composts vary in terms of where they come from and how they are made. The history behind peat compost Yorganics is a great alternative to peat based compost Peat compost was championed by producers in the 1950s.  Peat is relatively light and therefore far cheaper to transport than heavy loam-based mediums.  With increasing environmental concerns over diminishing pristine peatlands — and compost being by far and away the principal use — peat-free compost is a top...
  • Storing your logs this winter

    It’s always cheaper to buy your fuel in bulk, whether it’s coal, peat or firewood logs. If you’re running a stove, then there is no doubt you’ll get through a lot of whatever it is you’re burning. The question is, where do you store it? Keeping logs or other fuel in the house can quickly get cluttered and messy. But leave it outside and let it get wet and it won’t burn, rendering any monitory saving worthless. A log store is the perfect compromise. It offers shelter for your fuel, meaning it will burn effectively without having to bring all...
  • Three surprising ways to dispose of barbecue charcoal

    Lumpwood charcoal is primarily used as an efficient and easy-to-use fuel for barbecues and other pieces of outdoor cooking apparatus. In fact, the charcoal we sell here at Logs Direct is a genuinely market leading outdoor fuel. Charcoal isn’t just a fuel —it is a versatile substance with many other uses.  Accordingly, we’ve decided to provide you with a compendium of charcoal’s more unusual functions and how you can dispose of any leftover charcoal in a beneficial way. You’ll be delighted by how useful this simple solid fuel can be. Supplementing your compost or garden mulch Lumpwood charcoal is made from partially...
  • Why you should use restaurant grade barbecue charcoal at home

    Increasingly, home cooks are turning to restaurant grade produce and equipment when it comes to those special meals. From the flourish of a white egg shell to exotic meats and vegetables, a blazing pizza oven, chiminea or tandoor in the garden is an increasingly common sight. If you're making that sort of effort to get an authentic end result for the finest home cooking or to impress your guests, then going the whole hog with restaurant grade charcoal is another logical step. Restaurant grade charcoal can be lit without the need for toxic chemicals which have been linked to cancer...
  • Chimineas: a charming energy efficient outdoor heating solution

    An old fashioned chiminea for your garden; what could be better? As the warmer months begin to loom on the horizon, our thoughts naturally turn to relaxing days and evenings spent outside in the garden with a barbecue and good company. Even on the warmest of days, however, a chill can appear once the sun goes down, and you might be considering getting some kind of outdoor heating so you don't have to take your gatherings inside when evening arrives. Instead of a gas or electric outdoor heater, a chiminea is a great choice that not only provides an energy...
  • Using wood chip and bark mulch for gardening and landscaping

    Sometimes known by its slightly less attractive name of “mulch”, it is exactly what its name says – chips of wood and/or bark. Bark, mulch or wood chip is a fantastic and natural addition to your garden beds. Scatter a layer of it over the top soil (top soil is also available from Logs Direct) and you will give the soil an added natural chemical-free layer of protection.   The mulch has many benefits.  It sits on the top of your soil like a warm duvet, protecting delicate plant roots from fluctuations in temperature and weather. It regulates your soil ecology, helping flowers and...
  • Why you should top up your top soil

    Top soil is a really under rated product; and not something you may know the benefits of until you give it a chance. It is exactly what it says – a top layer of garden soil. Normally, the top layer of soil would have received minerals from leaves and other natural materials which have decayed onto it, giving it plenty of nutrients to pass on to the plants you then choose to grow within it. Good quality topsoil is essential for your garden. Successful borders, lawn bases, raised beds and flower beds all depend on great soil. You can even...

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