Q – I am worried about strong wind blowing over my new garden furniture, how can I stop this from happening?

A – If you have a group of garden chairs, around a garden table, outside in gale force weather they will inevitably not only blow over but may even blow round your garden and do some extreme damage. The best way to prevent this, if you can’t put them under cover, is lay them down flat on the ground and tie them to something very heavy or preferably permanent such as a tree or at the very least to each other; this will form sort kind of anchorage. If you secure them to a garden table do make sure it is heavy enough not to get blown over itself. Probably the most important thing is to keep them well clear of any large windows or a conservatory. Remember a strong gust can easily lift a light garden seat and turn it into a missile!