Burn baby burn!

Win a bucket of Flamers with Certainly Wood & H is for Home

For this month’s competition, we have a fantastic prize that you’ll use all year round. We’ve teamed up with Certainly Wood to offer one of our readers a bucket of Flamers firelighters.

Small pile of flamers on their box | H is for Home

We’ve been trialling these Flamers recently and we can really sing their praises. They’re a wonderful product – renewable, untreated wood shavings dipped in refined wax. They have a long burn which makes lighting fires easy and reliable. Also, there’s none of the harsh, chemical aromas that you get from other types of firelighter.

Flamer igniting with kindling | H is for Home

And as if that wasn’t enough, they actually look great too. They’re attractive additions to the fireside in the same way a basket of logs gives a natural, cosy look to a room. In addition to wood burners and open fires, they’re also perfect for barbecues and pizza ovens. We’re complete converts and won’t be using anything else in the future.

Bucket full of Flamers in front of our wood buring stove | H is for Home

To enter, simply tell us in the comments section below how you usually light your fire or barbecue.

Bucket full of Flamers in front of our wood buring stove | H is for Home

Bucket of Flamers fire lighters

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Price Points: Bucket barbecues

Bucket barbecues | H is for Home

What glorious weather we’ve been having – day after day of brilliant sunshine! It’s a bank holiday weekend, there’s only one thing for it BARBECUE!

If, like us, you only have a small garden or patio, bucket barbecues are a much more practical option than one of those super-duper barbecue grills. Much as we’d love one kitted out with quadruple gas burners, rotisserie, warming cupboard and instant ignition – we’d have no room for table and chairs… or us!

The Hema bucket barbecue (#1) is so affordable, we could buy two and have one each. One for Justin’s steak / burger / rack of ribs and the other for my vegetable skewers and veggie sausages. I’m not best keen on them being cooked side-by-side.

My favourite is the Fortnum & Mason eau de nil number. It’s not dissimilar to the budget Hema example and is almost 3 times the price. By way of justification, I really like the detailing of this one and the fact that you can lift the grill off by the handle – vital when my kebabs need rescuing quickly from certain cremation! Oh, and call me shallow… but I do love the classic F&M logo too.

What’s your favourite barbecue food?

  1. Bucket barbecue: £15, Hema
  2. Gentleman’s Hardware barbecue bucket – black: £26.91, Amazon
  3. BBQ bucket in Eau de Nil: £40, Fortnum & Mason

Etsy List: Summer BBQ

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'Summer BBQ' Etsy list

We’ve had a few false starts, but the al fresco dining season must surely be just around the corner! One of the best smells of summer is the waft of BBQ smoke in the air.

There’s something about long, warm, sunny days that makes you want to dust off the BBQ, put the bottles in an ice-filled cooler and get out into the garden with friends. It’s a really enjoyable, sociable way to spend some time!

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Create the perfect World Cup atmosphere with Birstall

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yellow football against a blue skyImage credit: Joe McCarthy

The World Cup only comes around once every four years; here we take a look at the top three garden accessories from Birstall Garden and Leisure Centre to help you make the most of the worldwide football celebration while it’s here.

Whether you’re creating a World Cup haven in your garden with the television outside, or watching the games inside and continuing the party in the garden afterwards, these top three products will make sure you enjoy every moment!

Weber Spirit Classic e210 gas bbq

With all of England’s World Cup games kicking off in the evening, the Weber Spirit Classic barbeque will keep all your guests satisfied with some top-notch food flavour; with two stainless steel burners the compact design has a 26,000 BTU per hour input giving a sleek yet powerful grill capable of cooking all your favourite food to perfection.

Camelot hexagonal easy-up gazebo

It’s impossible to guarantee the British weather, but you can be sure that you’ll always be dry when you’re enjoying your World Cup party with the Camelot – hexagonal easy-up gazebo. The pull down mesh nets, weatherproof frame and UV resistant canopy offer complete comfort and guarantee your World Cup celebrations won’t be called off because of the rain.

patio heater

With many of the World Cup games going on into the early hours of the morning, a patio heater is a much-needed garden accessory to keep you cosy all the way through until extra time. A ThermoFilm gas patio heater uses a high-grade stainless steel burner which heats an area of up to six metres while making only a quiet whisper, so you’ll be toasty warm without being distracted by any excess heater noise.


Get these World Cup garden must-haves now and enjoy them all summer long!

Established in 1969, Birstall has 45 years’ experience kitting out gardens & outdoor spaces and was the first online garden retailer in the UK, 15 years ago.

Etsy List: Picnic

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'Picnic' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

It’s National Picnic Week this week. We love heading out for a walk with a rucksack packed with the newspaper, sandwiches, a flask of tea, chocolate biscuits and perhaps a pork pie for Justin to share with Fudge. We have a couple of secret, off-the-beaten-track picnic spots where we while away the time listening to the sounds of moorland streams, birds and sheep. Hours can go by without us seeing another soul.

It also happens to be the summer solstice this week; hopefully there’ll be glorious sunshine so that both can be enjoyed to the full!

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PS: Etsy has just released its first ever TV ad in the UK – check it out below! 50 Etsy Sellers took part and if you like any of what you see featured on screen, you can find them here.

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Gimme Five! Braziers

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selection of 5 braziers

In last week’s Gimme Five! we featured a selection of wood-burning stoves. This week, we’re taking the fire outside and featuring braziers.

It’s summer, we’ve just had a run of sunny days, the evenings are getting longer and we’re enjoying spending time in the garden & allotment. A blazing brazier adds a bit of extra warmth and atmosphere as the sun goes down.

  1. Wrought iron brazier: £42, Agriframes
  2. Tiznit fire pit: £85, Culture Vulture
  3. Safety fire pit: £79.99, Greenfingers
  4. Poppy Forge garden brazier: £68.58, Wayfair
  5. Deep bowl BBQ and brazier: £99.95, The Handpicked Collection