About Home Gardener

With a passion for all things gardening, ‘Home Gardener’ was started in March 2009. With over 10 years of experience in wood care and wood finishing, it meant as well as giving gardening advice, we could also give practical advice on how to care for and maintain garden sheds, fences, decking, garden furniture and more.

Our aim is to help others by providing free information, tips and advice on a range of garden related subjects including growing fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens and garden wood care.

Today, home-gardener.co.uk continues to offer the same quality advice and help. Our website is constantly updated with new information and answers to many of the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ’s section (Frequently Asked Questions). And if you would like to contact us, this can be easily done via our ‘contact us‘ form.

As the website grows (excuse the pun), we plan to expand the site to add more information and recommendations on gardening tools, wood care products, garden accessories, plants and more, often based on our own experiences in real garden environments.

If you have a garden related question or query, or have a recommendation as to what we can include on our site, don’t be shy! Send us a message and if it’s something that will benefit our site visitors, we’ll consider adding it to the site.

homegardener.co.uk participates in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites like ours to earn advertising fees by linking to product sellers. You will not pay any more because of this, in many cases, you could pay less as we hunt down the best prices and discounts for you.


We always recommend that test areas are done to assess product suitability and final finish, before starting any project. For technical advice, troubleshooting or any other product or situational queries, always refer to the product manufacturer’s published information and guidance. For technical information on products and their suitability for a given project, contact the manufacturer’s technical support departments directly. Contact details including phone numbers can usually be found on the manufacturer’s products and/or website.

home-gardener.co.uk cannot be held responsible in any way, shape or form for the guidance given in our gardening faq’s or any other part or page of our website. This is due to the unpredictable nature of wood, its age, species, condition, previous history including previous treatments and/or contamination, environmental, and application considerations, which can all differ from one piece of wood to the next and which will ultimately have an effect on any wood finish applied, including but not limited to suitability, colour, performance and overall results. If in any doubt about the suitability of a product for a given project, always contact the product manufacturer before starting any project or seek the advice of a professional contractor.