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Emerald Sheds and Olympian Garages Now Available In Anthracite Grey

Wildlife

The Emerald range of sheds and garages from Shed Baron is now available in Anthracite Grey. Will this colour replace green for popularity within British gardens? Robert Hall investigates.

Author: Robert Hall

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

Autumn Pond Netting

Wildlife

When the leaves start falling from the trees it is essential to cover your pond with netting.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Wednesday, 29th of October, 2014.

New Swallow Thermowood Greenhouses (Thermally Modified Wood)

Wildlife

Robert Hall investigates how manufacturers like Swallow Greenhouses are beginning to invest in Thermowood (Thermally Modified Wood) and analyses what this might mean for the UK garden buildings market.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 28th of October, 2014.

Protective Covers For Your Garden Furniture

Wildlife

With Autumn upon us and the weather turning increasingly wet and windy, Martyn Loach thinks that you should be covering up garden furniture.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 28th of October, 2014.

Pyracantha A Plant For All Seasons

Wildlife

As we enter late autumn and into winter there's not too much colour left in the garden but there is one plant (the Pyracantha) that is a particular favourite of Nathan James Dodd, whose red, yellow or orange berries stand out from the monochrome garden landscape.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 27th of October, 2014.

Why Choose Techmar Low Voltage Lighting

Winter Plants

Now that the clocks have gone back and the evenings suddenly get darker, you might well be considering installing reliable outdoor lighting, and the Techmar Low Voltage system would be an ideal choice. David Coton investigates the Techmar Lighting range now available in the UK.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Sunday, 26th of October, 2014.

Garden Log Cabins - Why You Should Have One

Winter Plants

Building an extension to your home is expensive and too much for a lot of people's budgets. That's one reason why log cabins have grown in popularity over recent years.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 21st of October, 2014.

Buy An Acer And Gain A Canopy Of Colour

Winter Plants

The acer family has always been renowned for providing some of the great classical trees found in British Arboretums. Robert Hall discusses his suggestions for the best acers to invest in for your garden.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 17th of October, 2014.

Encouraging Hedgehogs Into Your Garden

Winter Plants

Hedgehogs are always welcome visitors to the garden, interesting to observe and useful predators of garden pests.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 17th of October, 2014.

Haddonstone Bird Baths Reviewed

Nature

Haddonstone Bird Baths make handsome features in any garden, not forgetting their primary purpose of providing water for birds to bathe in and drink. Nathan James Dodd reviews the range available to gardeners.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 16th of October, 2014.

How To Move A Shrub

Nature

It's inevitable that some shrubs, for whatever reason, will need to be relocated in your garden. And there is no better time to do this than in the autumn.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 10th of October, 2014.

Review of the New Lotus Metal Shed from Store More

Garden Design

Robert Hall has been selling metal sheds for over 40 years to UK gardeners and home owners. So when the new Lotus shed arrived on the British market this year and he saw it at the GLEE gardening trade show, he could not wait to review it for The Gardener.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 9th of October, 2014.

Lotus Metal Shed Autumn Sale

Garden Design

The Lotus metal shed autumn sale is going to prove very popular according to Nathan James Dodd based on seeing the shed recently at the GLEE Trade Show. The 6x5 shed is only £149, 8x6 is only £199 and 10x8 is only £279 for a limited time only.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 6th of October, 2014.

October Gardening Jobs

Garden Design

October is the time to get your garden ready for the winter. It is also a time to get the garden ready for life next spring by sowing and planting bulbs now. Nathan James Dodd has a look at the gardening jobs you can do this month.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 2nd of October, 2014.

Greenhouse Bases Frequently Asked Questions

Garden Design

Our greenhouse team regularly gets asked questions like "what is a greenhouse base" and "do I need a base?". I have therefore decided to try and provide an answer to these FAQ's related to greenhouses.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 29th of September, 2014.

The Gardener Blog New and Updated

Garden Design

We’re happy to announce that our new and updated blog, The Gardener, is now live. Over the last few months we have been working to update our blog that will provide a better user experience.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 25th of September, 2014.

biOrb Contemporary Aquariums

Garden Design

It's now over a decade since Reef One, invented the biOrb. A modern aquarium that was simple to maintain, had technologically advanced filtration and was visually striking.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 23rd of September, 2014.

Forest Garden Stand at GLEE 2014

biUbe

GardenSite has been out in force at the GLEE Trade Exhibition in Birmingham this week sourcing new products, innovations and better deals to bring to its customers.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of September, 2014.

Bat Boxes For Your Garden

Shed

Bats are fabulous animals, fascinating to observe and useful indicators of the health of our environment. A bat box is also a great addition to your garden.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of September, 2014.

Wooden Shed FAQs

Bats

Wooden sheds, whether used for gardening or storage, always blend easily into the landscape. It's a traditonal material that if maintained will last for many years.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 16th of September, 2014.

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