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Greenhouse Bases Frequently Asked Questions

Wildlife

Our greenhouse team regularly gets asked questions like "what is a greenhouse base" and "do I need a base?". I have therefore decided to try and provide an answer to these FAQ's related to greenhouses.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 29th of September, 2014.

The Gardener Blog New and Updated

Wildlife

We’re happy to announce that our new and updated blog, The Gardener, is now live. Over the last few months we have been working to update our blog that will provide a better user experience.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 25th of September, 2014.

biOrb Contemporary Aquariums

Wildlife

It's now over a decade since Reef One, invented the biOrb. A modern aquarium that was simple to maintain, had technologically advanced filtration and was visually striking.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 23rd of September, 2014.

Forest Garden Stand at GLEE 2014

biUbe

GardenSite has been out in force at the GLEE Trade Exhibition in Birmingham this week sourcing new products, innovations and better deals to bring to its customers.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of September, 2014.

Bat Boxes For Your Garden

Shed

Bats are fabulous animals, fascinating to observe and useful indicators of the health of our environment. A bat box is also a great addition to your garden.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of September, 2014.

Wooden Shed FAQs

Bats

Wooden sheds, whether used for gardening or storage, always blend easily into the landscape. It's a traditonal material that if maintained will last for many years.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 16th of September, 2014.

How to Grow New Potatoes for Christmas Lunch

Rowlinson

When the crackers are about to be pulled and the turkey is ready to be sliced, any trimmings tend to have a minor role in the proceedings. This Christmas why don't you impress your guests with home grown new potatoes, straight from your garden.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 15th of September, 2014.

Low Cost Gardening - Collecting Seed

Potatoes

Gardening doesn't have to be expensive, and collecting your own seed is one way to propagate plants if you have a restricted budget.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 12th of September, 2014.

Gardensite Supports BBC DIY SOS with a biOrb Fish Tank

Propagation

If you regularly watch DIY SOS, look out for this week's episode in Warrington that features a biOrb aquarium from Gardensite.co.uk

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 10th of September, 2014.

Autumn Lawn Care

TV

At this time of the year your lawn will be suffering from inevitable wear and tear, and will be in need of some Autumn care and attention.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 10th of September, 2014.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Lawn Care

Early September is the ideal time to buy spring flowering bulbs, plant them now and you'll have a fabulous display of colour next year.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 10th of September, 2014.

Metal Sheds FAQs

Bulbs

The growth in popularity of metal sheds is due to the many advantages they have over more traditional styles.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 8th of September, 2014.

Glee 2014 At The NEC, Birmingham 14th - 16th September

Yardmaster

Glee, the Garden and Leisure Industry's annual trade exhibition is again taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 14 – 16 September 2014.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 8th of September, 2014.

Foraging Autumn Hedgerows

Yardmaster

Country walks are at their most enjoyable in the autumn, when the hedgerows are full of berries and fruit to be foraged.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 3rd of September, 2014.

September Gardening Jobs

Yardmaster

September is a month for both looking back at what you have achieved during the summer and also forward to the gardening jobs that are needed as you prepare for the autumn.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 2nd of September, 2014.

September Pond Care

Autumn

September, and the beginning of autumn, is an important time of the year for your pond.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 2nd of September, 2014.

Plastic Sheds FAQs

Pond Cover Netting

Due to their strength and resistance to corrosion, sheds manufactured from modern plastics are now competing with metal and timber sheds in popularity

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 1st of September, 2014.

Low Cost Gardening - Take Your Own Cuttings

PVC Shed

Gardening can be expensive, but there are always methods to cut costs and one of the most satisfying is taking cuttings.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 29th of August, 2014.

GardenSite Donates Shed To Gracechurch Charity

PVC Shed

The Gracechurch Centre has now been a part of Sutton Coldfield Town Centre for forty years and, as part of the celebrations, Garden Site is donating a 10ft x 8ft workshop to a local deserving cause.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 28th of August, 2014.

Common Plants That Can Harm Pets

Shed

Most of the plants growing in UK gardens and around the house aren’t harmful to your pets, however some plants are and you need to be aware of them.

Author: Olivia Malpas

Written by Olivia Malpas.
Published on Thursday, 28th of August, 2014.

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