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Mother's Day Gifts

Wildlife

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 15th March. It's when we celebrate mothers and often give them flowers or gifts. Here are my thoughts on what to give your mum this Mothering Sunday.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

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

March Pond Maintenance

Plants & Flowers

This guide by David Coton will help you to maintain and revamp your pond during March, which is a great month if the weather has picked up for getting out in the garden again.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 3rd of March, 2014.

March Gardening Jobs

Pond Plants

March is the time when spring arrives and you can enjoy getting back into your garden to do those jobs you put off during the winter. Nathan James Dodd looks at what gardening jobs can be done now the days are getting warmer and lighter outside.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Saturday, 1st of March, 2014.

Caring for Citrus Plants

Plants & Flowers

You may well have received a citrus plant as a present at Christmas or the New Year. Nathan James Dodd shares his knowledge on how best to look after these attractive plants that will bear fruit if provided with ideal environment.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 16th of February, 2015.

Gardensite Visit Eden Halls To See New Burford, Birdlip, Blockley And Bourton Greenhouses

Fruit

Robert Hall recently visited the Eden Halls factory to see the new Burford, Birdlip, Blockley and Bourton Greenhouses being made and find out more about these revolutionary zero threshold F1 designed garden buildings.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 6th of February, 2015.

February Gardening Jobs

Brands

Although gardening activity in February may not be so frenetic as during the summer months, there's still plenty to be done and Spring is just around the corner. Nathan James Dodd suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 27th of January, 2015.

February Pond Maintenance

February

With this guide David Coton will help you look after your pond during the cold month of February. If your pond isn't yet frozen over there are a few precautions you can take.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of January, 2014.

Why We Love Valentines Day

Winter Ponds

Whether you believe that roses are named after Eros, the god of love or that they are red due to the blood shed by Aphrodite when her lover Adonis was killed, they are intimately linked to St Valentine's Day according to Nathan James Dodd.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 11th of February, 2013.

Valentine's Day Flowers From Interflora

Roses

When you show your love for someone on St Valentine's Day, it is usually done with flowers. So why is a bouquet of 12 red roses perceived to be the perfect way to display your romantic affection?

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 29th of January, 2014.

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

Flowers

With the freezing weather and snow predicted, Nathan James Dodd reviews a range of products that will prove useful over the next few weeks.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 28th of January, 2015.

Palmako Timber Garden Houses

Seasonal

Palmako are one of Europe's leading manufacturers of garden buildings using high quality Nordic timber, and David Coton is pleased to announce that their new range of garden houses will soon be available on GardenSite.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 26th of January, 2015.

Alys Fowler: Soft Fruit And The Great British Garden Revival

Timber

Soft fruit was featured in a recent edition of the Great British Garden Revival and David Coton was impressed by Alys Fowler’s enthusiasm for all sorts of berries that can be grown in our gardens.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 22nd of January, 2015.

Caring For Christmas Bulbs

Fruit

Flowering bulbs are popular Christmas presents. They can always be relied on to bring colour and scent into the house. Nathan James Dodd tells you how to care for them after the festive season has passed.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 21st of January, 2015.

Shed Insurance Claim

Christmas Plants

You might think that the expensive mountain bike or lawn mower in your shed is safe from being stolen. David Coton finds that this might not be the case and explains how Gardensite can help if you need to make an insurance claim.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 16th of January, 2015.

Dealing With Black Mould On Timber Decking

Garden Buildings

Although the timber used for decking should have been treated to ensure longevity, black mould seems an inevitable problem. David Coton has a few suggestions on how the mould can be prevented or the timber restored.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of January, 2015.

Diarmuid Gavin on Lavender: The Great British Garden Revival

Forest

Lavender is one of the plants featured on the BBC's Great British Garden Revival. Robert Hall from Gardensite was fascinated as Diarmuid Gavin celebrated its colour and fragrance as well as medicinal and culinary qualities.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of January, 2015.

How To Make An Insurance Claim For Garden Storm Damage

Forest

Many people across Essex, Dorset, Kent, Hampshire, Suffolk, Wales and Scotland, are likely soon to be contacting their insurance companies, to arrange compensation for damaged garden buildings caused by the winter storms.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 8th of January, 2015.

January Gardening Jobs

Shed

Although the days are short and the weather inclement at this time of the year, Nathan James Dodd finds that there are still plenty of jobs to do in the garden during January.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 8th of January, 2015.

Britain's Best Back Gardens with Alan Titchmarsh

Shed

Britain's Best Back Gardens is a new three part series that begins in January on ITV with Alan Titchmarsh. Nathan James Dodd has learnt that top amateur gardeners from all over the country will be featured in this brand new programme.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 19th of December, 2014.

Strata Natural Stone

Media

Natural stone, especially beautiful sandstone with its veins of rich colour, is a wonderful material from which to craft garden planters, water features and benches. David Coton explains why the Strata Natural Stone range, now available on GardenSite, should find a home in every garden.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 7th of January, 2015.

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