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Winter Products To Combat Ice And Snow

Wildlife

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.

Alys Fowler: Soft Fruit And The Great British Garden Revival

Seasonal

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.

Gardensite Christmas Sale

Stone Ornaments

Robert Hall is pleased to announce this year's Christmas Sale on Gardensite.co.uk. You can find hundreds of gardening products for sale online including Christmas lights, artificial trees, garden buildings, ponds, pumps and sheds as well as free greenhouse accessories.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 24th of December, 2014.

Chilstone Cast Stone Ornaments

Water Features

Hand crafted cast stone ornaments are a superb addition to any garden, so GardenSite is naturally excited at the prospect of offering products from market leaders Chilstone during 2015. David Coton explains why their range of garden ornaments and architectural stonework is so impressive.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 19th of December, 2014.

Winter Wildlife Care

Sculptures

Everyone knows that birds, hedgehogs, amphibians and other wildlife are good for your garden and fascinating to watch. Nathan James Dood discovers that In winter it's not difficult to provide a little assistance to help them survive the cold weather.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 22nd of December, 2014.

A New Series Of The Big Allotment Challenge

Hedgehogs

The Big Allotment Challenge returns to our TV screens on 2 January. The first series featured a series of challenges themed around growing vegetables, flower arranging and making preserves. Nathan James Dodd discovered what makes this programme such a ratings success.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 16th of December, 2014.

Guide To Traditional Stone Planters

Media

Traditional cast stone garden planters often reference styles from the classical to the rustic, with many replicating stately home originals. Nathan James Dodd reviews the range of traditional planters for sale in the UK.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 15th of December, 2014.

Sky Launches New Gardening Show

Landscaping

Sky announced that its new 'Show Me Your Garden' series will be on your screens from 2 January next year. Nathan James Dodd has discovered more information on a programme that promises to explore the nation's most beautiful back gardens and their passionate gardeners.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Sunday, 14th of December, 2014.

Eden Greenhouses New Zero Threshold Range For 2015

Media

Robert Hall is looking forward to the new Eden Greenhouses Zero Threshold range which will be available on the British gardening market in 2015.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 11th of December, 2014.

Protect Your Garden Property From Autumn Storm Damage

Greenhouses

Prevent stormy weather damaging your outside property. Robert Hall investigates ways to protect your garden buildings, furniture and garden items from the effects of a storm.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Saturday, 26th of October, 2013.

Prevent Stormy Weather Damaging Your Greenhouse

Greenhouse

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, 18th of April, 2013.

New Series Of The Great British Garden Revival

Structural Damage

Following the popularity of the first series, the Great British Garden Revival returns to BBC Two in the new year. Nathan James Dodd finds out what endangered aspects of our gardening heritage will be featured.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

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

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