As the days get shorter and nights get cooler, it seems a shame to lessen your outdoor time. We’ve been inspired and completely besotted by outdoor fireplaces! There’s heaps of elements that they can bring to a garden – a beautiful feature, a sense of space, the movement of flickering flames, and of course warmth. They’re perfect for sitting around with friends and family, giving off a comforting ambience and encouraging a sense of togetherness. Pop open a bottle of red, bring out a bag of marshmallows, and you’re in for an enjoyable evening!

There’s heaps of options available at your local garden centre, and plenty of inspiration online or in magazines for you to build your own.

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They’re also low cost and energy to run, which reduces your eco-footprint. When you’re cutting up your firewood, you need good quality tools. We believe that the Axes from Fiskars tick every box when it comes to comfort, performance, durability and safety. Fiskars have been creating axes for more than 300 years. They feature double hardened steep blades with exceptional sharpness, and are perfectly balanced to provide you with the most top swing speed and precision, multiplying the power at impact.

That means you can easily and quickly chop up your firewood and get back to cosying up by your fireplace with a bread and cheese platter (and glass of wine of course!)