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Palram Comes To Gardensite

Wildlife

Palram offer a 'world of outdoor solutions', and David Coton reports that their impressive range of polycarbonate structures, including gazebos and skylight sheds, will soon be available on Gardensite.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 22nd of May, 2015.

Shed Of The Year 2015

Greenhouses

Regular readers of the Gardener blog will recall last year's 'Shed Of The Year' competition. Martyn Loach now reports on the remarkable structures vying for the 2015 accolade.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 21st of May, 2015.

Gardensite To Distribute Char-Broil Barbecues

TV

Char-Broil has been the best selling barbecue brand in the US since 1948, and David Coton is pleased to announce that Gardensite will shortly be distributing their products.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of May, 2015.

Why Our Front Gardens Should Be Green Not Grey

Outdoor Living

Suburban gardens, once the well kept privet edged pride and joy of the majority of householders, are rapidly becoming paved over according to a recent report from the Royal Horticultural Society that Nathan James Dodd has been reading.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of May, 2015.

Container Gardening

Herbs

If you have a small garden, courtyard, or no garden at all, container growing might be the perfect way to fill your outside space with some of your favourite plants. Nathan James Dodd considers the different types of container that are available and how best to use them.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 11th of May, 2015.

The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Grow Your Own

The Chelsea Flower Show, for many the highlight of the gardening year, is taking place between 19 – 23 May and Robert Hall has been looking at what the crowds flocking to the event will see this year.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 8th of May, 2015.

GardenSite Visits Rowlinson Timber Products

Organic Gardening

In order to bring our customers the best quality products at the keenest prices, we insist on staying close to our suppliers. That's why David Coton and Nathan James Dodd spent a day recently at Rowlinson, manufacturers of quality timber garden products.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 6th of May, 2015.

GardenSite at Gardeners' World Live

Potting Shed

Preparations are well advanced for Gardeners' World Live at the NEC, and GardenSite will be represented on the Halcyon Days show garden. Nathan James Dodd has been checking up on how the plans are progressing.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 5th of May, 2015.

May Gardening Jobs

Media

With little chance of frost for most of the country and the weather becoming increasingly warm, May is a very busy month in the gardening calendar. Nathan James Dodd explains what should be happening in your garden.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 4th of May, 2015.

Invaders Threaten Our Native Bluebells

Roses

If you enjoy strolling through a bluebell wood over the Spring Bank Holiday, you may not be aware that this beautiful sight might soon disappear, Martyn Loach explains why we should all be aware of a foreign invader.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Sunday, 3rd of May, 2015.

New RHS Schools Website

Seasonal

The Royal Horticulture Society is open to people of all ages and, as David Coton finds out, it has recently launched a new website to encourage horticulture in schools.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of April, 2015.

Zest Receives Our Best Selling Arbour Award

Flowers

David Coton spent a day in north Wales recently to present Zest4Leisure with an award for their Dorset Arbour achieving the highest sales on GardenSite in 2014 and to see what's in store for this year.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of April, 2015.

GardenSite Visits Grange Fencing Garden Products

Potting Shed

Grange is a timber products firm that has been around more than most, so Nathan James Dodd and David Coton from GardenSite visited their Telford base to see how the company's impressive range is manufactured.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 29th of April, 2015.

Wheelie Bin Stores

Arbour

85% of the country already use wheelie bins for refuse disposal, Martyn Loach reports that this percentage is going to get much larger in the near future when the Second City adopts this system.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 28th of April, 2015.

GardenSite Visits Chilstone

Garden Buildings

Chilstone have been crafting fine architectural stonework since the 1950s, Nathan James Dodd and David Coton paid a visit to their Kent HQ to discover the techniques that have made their products so successful.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 24th of April, 2015.

The Best Ways To Maintain And Treat Garden Decking

Stone Ornaments

Garden Decking needs cleaning and overall maintenance in order to keep its quality. In this article Nathan James Dodd will explore easy ways in which you can keep your decking looking clean and sustainable.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 23rd of April, 2015.

The Chelsea Challenge Competition

Stone Ornaments

Gardening continues to be a ratings winner on TV and details of a new gardening competition show have been revealed to David Coton.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 21st of April, 2015.

How To Choose A Fountain Pond Pump

Media

Choosing a pond pump can be very confusing. You'll find a large range of different makes and specifications on GardenSite, and here David Coton explains how to decide which Fountain Pump is best for you and makes the process a whole lot easier!

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 16th of April, 2015.

National Gardening Week 2015

Water Pumps

The Royal Horticultural Society launched National Gardening Week four years ago. This year during 13 – 19 April 2015, people, gardens, charities, retailers and other organisations are again getting involved and Nathan James Dodd explains how you can too.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 2nd of March, 2015.

Cultivation Street Competition 2015

Gardening

Enter your inspirational community gardening project into this year's Cultivation Street competition and Nathan James Dodd reports that you could be in line for the £10,000 first prize.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 15th of April, 2015.

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