Log cabin could be used for firewood storage

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People who own log cabins or summer houses may be tempted to use their garden buildings as storage facilities for firewood.

Daily Telegraph gardening expert Jean Vernon suggested that as electricity and gas bills rise and people look for more eco-friendly ways to heat their homes, more may turn to firewood as an option.

"Many of us with largish gardens are already using them for a supply of kindling and firewood for open fires and wood burners," said the writer.

"But most gardeners could do a lot more to practice self-sufficiency in home-grown wood."

Indeed, it was suggested that once gardeners have compiled the right kit - "a chopper, a saw, a mechanical splitter" - they will be able to chop up large branches on site with relative ease once trees have been suitably and safely felled.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, Kris Collins, gardening editor of Amateur Gardening magazine, said he had recently been hearing more about gardeners growing plants to use as cut flowers.

Posted by Martin Corby
    - 10 February 2011
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