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February Gardening Jobs

Wildlife

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 Friday, 29th of January, 2016.

February Pond Maintenance

February

Dan Everton helps you look after your pond during the February with some tips on the precautions you can take to avoid the water freezing over, and advice on keeping fish at this time of the year.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Friday, 29th of January, 2016.

Halls Greenhouses Featured In TV Advertising Campaign

Winter Ponds

GardenSite's first advertisement in their new TV campaign features Halls Greenhouses, Nathan James Dodd reviews their freestanding, lean to and wall garden range.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of January, 2016.

Take Part In The Big Garden Birdwatch

Greenhouses

On the weekend of 30 – 31 January it will be your chance to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. David Hall was one of half a million people who took part last year, recording a vital snapshot of nature in the UK.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of January, 2016.

Sky TV Advertising Campaign For GardenSite

Hedgehogs

A new chapter opens for GardenSite on Wednesday 27 January, when our first TV advertising campaign appears on Sky. Senior Partner, Robert Hall, explains the thinking behind this new venture and what you can expect.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Sunday, 24th of January, 2016.

GardenSite Wins Home & Garden Award

Media

GardenSite is always striving to be the best in all aspects of our business and along the way it’s pleasing to see our efforts appreciated. As Nathan James Dodd reports, our latest award is for ‘Stockist Of The Year 2015’.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 22nd of January, 2016.

Why Gardening Is Good For You

Resin Sculptures

Your New Year resolutions may well have included losing weight, getting fit and feeling less stressed. Robert Hall advocates gardening as the ideal way to achieve a healthy mind and body, and there are many people who agree with him.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 21st of January, 2016.

Winter Log Stores

Allotment

If you have an open fire or log burner you'll need a log store to keep the wood dry. This is essential for the timber to burn well, creating maximum heat rather than smoke. Here is David Coton's guide to choosing a store and the different types of wood that are best to use as fuel.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of January, 2016.

How to Attract Wild Birds to Your Garden

Garden Buildings

Ellie Goodall looks at how bird baths, tables, feeders and nesting boxes are all important in attracting many different species into your garden.

Author: Ellie Goodall

Written by Ellie Goodall.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of January, 2016.

Greenhouse Insurance Quote FAQ

Birds

Greenhouses are very vulnerable to the high winds and storms that the UK has recently suffered. Robert Hall goes through the process of making an insurance claim if your greenhouse has been damaged.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 14th of January, 2016.

Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

Insurance

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

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 12th of January, 2016.

Save Money With Greenhouse Insulation

Winter Ponds

If you have money to burn, then wasteful heating in your greenhouse is a good place to start, as all the benefits of a heater will swiftly be lost through the glazing. Robert Hall recommends bubble insulation to save you money and keep your plants nice and warm.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 20th of January, 2016.

Prevent Stormy Weather Damaging Your Greenhouse

Grow Your Own

Robert Hall provides a simple guide to describing the best methods to prevent wind and stormy weather damaging your greenhouse.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 14th of January, 2016.

OASE Acquires BiOrb's Reef One

Structural Damage

It's just been announced that Reef One, the company that manufactures biOrb aquariums, has been taken over by OASE, themselves a leading name in the aquatics sector. Nathan James Dodd looks forward to GardenSite continuing to sell their top quality products.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 13th of January, 2016.

How To Make An Insurance Claim For Garden Storm Damage

biOrb

Following the recent bad weather, many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite can help you with making a claim for damaged garden structures such as sheds, greenhouses and fencing.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 14th of January, 2016.

RHS School Gardeners Of The Year 2016

Shed

The RHS are on the look out for the most talented school gardeners. Part of their Campaign For School Gardening, this is an annual competition and Nathan James Dodd reports on this year's event.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 11th of January, 2016.

2016 Gardening Trends

Shed

With Christmas and the New Year celebrations over with, it’s time to think about gardening trends for 2016, here’s what Nathan James Dodd foresees in the coming months.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 7th of January, 2016.

GardenSite Supplies Beowulf With Apollo Pergolas

Garden Lighting

Early last year Nathan James Dodd, our Marketing Manager, took a phone call from the production company behind Beowulf, ITV's new action packed drama series.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 7th of January, 2016.

GardenSite Products Appearing On Television

TV

GardenSite regularly receives requests from television companies to supply props for all types of productions. Nathan James Dodd reveals that many of your most popular and well loved programmes have featured our products.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 7th of January, 2016.

Winter Wildlife Care

Paul O'Grady

After an exceptionally warm December, winter is forecast to be much colder. Frosts and perhaps snow will threaten the survival of our garden wildlife but, as Nathan James Dodd discovers, it's not difficult to provide a little assistance to help birds and other animals survive the severe weather.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 5th of January, 2016.

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