- 26th April 2017
Closed on Bank Holiday Monday
Please be aware that we are CLOSED on May 1st - Bank Holiday Monday. We are open as usual on Saturday April 29th - 9am until 4pm and Tuesday May 2nd - 8.30am until 5.30pm.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday!
- 4th March 2017
It didn't get dark until gone 6pm last night and it was light at 6.30am this morning. Does this mean the cold Winter is over??? We can but hope. Apparently this is the time to prepare your garden for its inevitable awakening. Unfortunately, I never actually put mine to bed so it looks pretty groggy...like a 50 year old man after a stag weekend in Prague.
However, I have faith in my few neglected plants. They've learnt to be hardier than normal due to their poor upbringing and obvious neglect. That clematis will recover and burst into bloom at some point. Mind you, considering I have been known to kill rosemary (the herb, not an actual person) it could go either way.
What can be done though, is making the garden look attractive by adding things that don't need any care whatsoever. (My kind of garden). Instead of planting a rose bush (it will involve pruning and some expert knowledge) why not have a beautiful statue. This will last a lifetime and actually gets better with age, like that aforementioned 50 year old man.
If a statue isn't your thing, what about a nice bench? Wood, stone or metal, depending on the look you're after. The wooden one will need more care than stone or metal but all will give your garden a focal point and somewhere quiet to sit, pondering how we've ended up in a world with a US President named after a gaseous excretion...You literally couldn't make it up.
You could add a birdbath or bird feeder. Both of which will bring wildlife to the garden - especially squirrels... But the joy of birdbaths and feeders is the fact they need no care and the rain will keep the bath topped up. Perfect for the lazy gardener (i.e. me).
Of course, it could be time for some new garden furniture. Again metal probably requires less maintenance than wood and if you get bored with the colour, you just spray them a different colour.
However, the ultimate in lazy gardening has to be the 'no mow' lawn. Imagine the time and money you save! No more Sundays spent walking up and down forever in pursuit of the perfect lawn. Unfortunately, this is the only thing we don't sell so scratch that idea and choose a lovely flagstone patio instead. And you then have the excuse to buy a power washer to keep it clean - low maintenance and an excuse for more toys. It's a win-win!
- 13th January 2017
Warm your cockles...
Luckily here in deepest darkest somerset, the predicted snowfall seems to have passed us by. However, it's still a bit nippy (bloody freezing) so maybe it's time to think about sprucing up your fireplace. As usual, we have a large selection of reclaimed original fireplaces, fire surrounds and fire grates in stock. Cast iron, wooden, hand carved stone, marble and slate so we're pretty sure we'll have something to suit every taste and budget.
The Victorian's were very keen on the larger decorative cast iron fireplaces for their main sitting room. The dramatic black cast iron fireplace was softened with the fashion for ceramic tiles, often handpainted depicting country scenes or more simplistic in design e.g flowers in bright colours. If the Victorian look is your bag, then we have plenty of options available and we can deliver all over the country.
If your space is on the small side, then a 'bedroom' fireplace could be an option. Before the joys of central heating, every room would have had a fireplace, including the bedrooms. These examples are often simpler in design and look more at home in a contemporary space. However, they are small and can only give out a limited amount of heat.
If an open fire is not your thing, then a wood burner is the way to go. They give off such a lovely heat and burn less fuel than an open fire meaning fewer trips to the log pile. We have both reclaimed and new in stock but they are not available to purchase online so please pop in to have a look.
We have a vast selection of fire surrounds in stock - pine, painted, marble etc. We also have a beautiful range of hand carved stone surrounds. These are a lovely buff coloured sandstone and look fantastic in both period and and modern properties. The prices are also highly competitive. Our selection of reclaimed and new fire grates go perfectly with this look.
To finish the look we have a vast selection of both reclaimed and new fireside accessories. Copper skuttles, cast iron companion sets and brass fenders are all available to purchase in store.
So Wells Reclamation can definitely help you warm your cockles and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Wrap up warm!
- 12th January 2017
Thought for the day...
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
- 11th January 2017
Thought for the day...
I dream of a better world... One where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned...
- 3rd January 2017
Happy New Year!
Welcome back and happy 2017!
Wells Reclamation is now open Our normal working hours are from 8.30am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am until 4pm on Saturdays.
See you soon!
- 24th December 2016
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 24
The final window of humour is upon us. This is it peeps, the big one....
Q: What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?
Well that was worth the wait.
Merry Christmas one and all, and I hope your cracker jokes are better than this classic! See you next year...
Ho! Ho! Ho!
- 23rd December 2016
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 23
Home straight... nearly there...
Q: Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting?
A: Because they always drop their needles.
Someone out there doesn't like me...
- 22nd December 2016
Joke Advent Calendar - Window number 22
All I want for Christmas is a funny joke...
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire
A: Frost bite
Well it definitely hasn't happened today