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Britain's Best Gardens

Wildlife

Britain's Best Gardens is a new three part series that begins in January on ITV. 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.

A New Series Of The Big Allotment Challenge

Media

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.

Jamie Oliver Launches His Kitchen Garden Project For UK Primary Schools

Media

Jamie Oliver launches his Kitchen Garden Project to meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum. Nathan James Dodd finds out how schools can get involved.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 4th of December, 2014.

Garden Fencing Panels

Media

Fencing normally takes a battering in the autumn and winter, but Nathan James Dodd explains that if you need replacement panels or are thinking of erecting a fence for the first time, there's a wide choice including featheredge, overlap, domed or trellis.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 4th of December, 2014.

Premier Wreaths, Swags and Garlands

Stormy Weather

Wreaths, Swags and Garlands are traditional Christmas decorations, bringing foliage, fir cones and berries into the home to dress your door, fireplace or staircase. Nathan James Dodd discovers why the extensive range that Premier offers is so popular every yuletide season.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

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

What is Black Friday?

Seasonal

This year Black Friday will be on Friday November 28, 2014 explains David Coton. Visit Gardensite to get 10% off Christmas and garden products (excludes Log Cabins) delivered to your home in time for Christmas*.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 27th of November, 2014.

Christmas Lighting

Seasonal

With technology evolving and an increasing emphasis on energy efficiency, there is now a far greater choice of Christmas lighting. Robert Hall discovers what type of lights will be trending this year.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 27th of November, 2014.

Why Are Artificial Christmas Trees So Popular?

Christmas Lights

So convincingly realistic, artificial Christmas trees are now difficult to distinguish from real ones. Nathan James Dodd discovers that no needle drop, annual reuse and a great range of natural styles are among the reasons why artificial trees are increasing in popularity.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 25th of November, 2014.

GardenSite Shed Donated To Local School

Christmas Lights

Regular readers of The Gardener blog will remember the workshop GardenSite supplied to the Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield earlier in the year. David Coton now reports that it has now been donated to a local school in Birmingham.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Sunday, 23rd of November, 2014.

Christmas Penguin Ornaments

Garden Buildings

Although from the southern hemisphere, while Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, penguins are essential Christmas characters and Nathan James Dodd explains how to complete your decorations with this quirky flightless bird.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 21st of November, 2014.

Autumn Gardening Shop

Christmas Lights

There's still plenty to do in the garden during November, and Nathan James Dodd explains why a visit to our online Autumn Gardening Shop may be very worthwhile.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 19th of November, 2014.

Manufacturer Konstsmide Visits GardenSite

Seasonal

Robert Hall reflects on the visit by Swedish lighting manufacturers Konstsmide to his garden centre in Sutton Coldfield, to see their Christmas products on display in store and online.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 18th of November, 2014.

Guide To Extendable LED Lights from Konstsmide

Low Voltage

David Coton provides a guide to extendable LED Christmas lights from Konstsmide.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 18th of November, 2014.

Stone Sundials Reviewed

Low Voltage

Stone sundials feature classical, traditional and contemporary designs, in Portland, Bath, Terracotta, Slate and Coade colours. Here Nathan James Dodd, reviews the UK range.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 17th of November, 2014.

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