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Tetra Survey Proves Pets Are Good For Children

Wildlife

Tetra have been innovators in the world of aquatics for over 60 years, and Ellie Goodall has been reading a research survey they have recently published proving that keeping a pet is good for your children.

Author: Ellie Goodall

Written by Ellie Goodall.
Published on Monday, 27th of June, 2016.

Love Your Garden New Series Features Grange Timber Products

biOrb

Love Your Garden is returning for a sixth series and David Hall previews how the team once again use Grange timber structures to create delightful gardens.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Monday, 27th of June, 2016.

HTA Plant Show 2016

Grange

As GardenSIte's plant specialist I always keenly anticipate the HTA National Plant Show. This is my chance to visit nurseries, find out what's trending in the horticultural world and source new stock, all from under one roof.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Friday, 24th of June, 2016.

GardenSite Launches New Water Feature TV Advertising Campaign

Plants

Following on from GardenSite's successful television advertisements earlier in the year, Senior Partner Robert Hall explains why terrestrial TV is being used for the first time in the current campaign.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 27th of May, 2016.

Successful Father's Day Event

Love Your Garden

Gardensite hosted a tremendously successful Father's Day event on Sunday 19 July, and David Coton was there to participate in the fun that raised money for the Breast Cancer Now charity.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 22nd of June, 2016.

What To See At This Year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Father's Day

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place next month and Nathan James Dodd looks forward to what you'll discover at the largest annual show of its kind.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 20th of June, 2016.

GardenSite Donates Arbour To Gardeners' World Live Show Garden

Health

Nathan James Dodd describes how GardenSite have once again joined forces with garden designer Andy Tudbury by donating a Rowlinson Haven Corner Arbour to his show garden at this year's Gardeners' World Live event.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 17th of June, 2016.

What To See At Gardeners' World Live

Gardeners World

Gardeners' World Live begins today at the NEC in Birmingham, Nathan James Dodd reports on what you will find at this popular annual show.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 16th of June, 2016.

Time To Live Rose At The Chelsea Flower Show

Gardeners World

Since its launch, the 'Time To Live' rose has proved a great success raising funds for the Breast Cancer Now charity. Nathan James Dodd is now pleased to report that it featured in a prize winning garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 19th of May, 2016.

How Thrive's Accessible Gardening Changes Lives

Time To Live Rose

The Society for Horticultural Therapy is an organisation generally known as Thrive, and David Coton recently learnt more about their projects, training and consultancy.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 16th of June, 2016.

New Report Wants NHS To Prescribe Gardening

Gardening

Once again a report has been published linking the benefits of gardening with healthy minds and bodies. The King's Fund findings are outlined by Nathan James Dodd, and they include recommendations that gardening should be promoted as a way of improving health.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 30th of May, 2016.

June Pond Maintenance

Health

June in the UK is generally quite a warm month, and Dan Everton will be spending much more time in the garden increasing the fish stock and improving the water quality in his pond.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Friday, 27th of May, 2016.

June Gardening Jobs

Water Features

At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding in Garden Centres. Planted in beds and containers, the bedding plants will create a wonderful display of colour throughout the summer. Here are Nathan James Dodd's other jobs for the month of June.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 27th of May, 2016.

Top Ten Pieces Of Equipment For A Forest School

Seasonal

Forest Schools are inspiring places, designed to give children the opportunity to develop confidence and increase self-esteem in natural woodland. Nathan James Dodd suggests ten items that will useful in such an environment.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 20th of May, 2016.

How To Create A Mud Kitchen

Bench

When David Coton's children suggested setting up a mud kitchen, he was initially unsure what was involved, but soon found out that they are easy to set up, great fun, educational and would keep the children busy for hours.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 20th of May, 2016.

How To Create A Herb Garden

Children

Interest in growing herbs has increased sharply over the last few years, many are used in cooking and others have valuable medicinal qualities. Nathan James Dodd gives you advice on what herbs to choose and how to grow them.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.

Reasons To Choose An Intalogs or Blagdon Raised Pond

Herbs

There's no doubt that building a pre-formed or liner pond involves a certain amount of hard work, so Nathan James Dodd thinks that a raised version from Intalogs or a Blagdon is well worth considering.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 12th of May, 2016.

May Gardening Jobs

Aquatics

With little chance of frost for most of the country and the weather becoming increasingly warm, May is a very busy month in the gardening calendar. Nathan James Dodd explains what should be happening in your garden.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 29th of April, 2016.

How To Transform Your Pond With Plants

Propagators

A pond is an essential part of the garden landscape, and plants transform their appearance as well as ensuring a healthy aquatic environment. Dan Everton, our Aquatics Supervisor, shares his thoughts on the best plants to use.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.

How to Build a Pond

Aquatics

Today the most popular way to build a pond is to use either a pre-formed shape or a liner, concrete is more time consuming and can be very demanding, Dan Everton compares the merits of each method.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of May, 2016.

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