Q – I have just purchased an expensive wooden swing seat, can you please tell me how to protect it from the winter weather?

A – Any swing seat that is made from wood should certainly never be left out or unprotected in the elements during the worst months of the year. The best option is to move it to somewhere under cover such as a shed or even a conservatory or you can purchase a special swing seat cover made from waterproof fabric. Be sure to secure it well though, possibly even tying it down, in case of gusts of strong wind.