Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.
With autumn upon us and the weather turning increasingly wet and windy, Martyn Loach thinks that you should be using covers to protect garden furniture.
Now that the summer has passed and you can no longer enjoy using chairs, tables and other items of garden furniture and equipment, it makes sense to protect them from damaging effects of rain, frost and snow..
Bosmere are the leading manufacturers of garden furniture covers. Their Cover Up and Protector covers are particularly suited to winter conditions but are designed to give protection throughout the year.
The Bosmere Cover Up range is totally waterproof and the UV stabilised polyester is backed with top quality PVC.
Particularly suitable for hardwood furniture, Bosmere Premier covers use the finest 300 denier breathable polyester, again UV stabilised, and this time double stitched. Heavy duty binding also ensures a longer life.
All the covers have an easy clean surface, brass coated eyelets, heavy duty ties and cord locks.
Four and up to ten seater patio sets are catered for and the package will include a watershedding pole. There are also covers for rectangular and square tables.
Bosmere has covers for picnic tables, single chairs and even 'conversation' type garden seats. Sunloungers can be protected, reclining chairs, hammocks and swing chairs. There are covers designed specifically for cushions and for different parasols, even the giant sized ones.
One of the most expensive garden items will be your barbecue and there are covers for all types from kettle to the larger gourmet models.
Bosmere haven't forgotten about the increasingly popular rattan and modular furniture, with covers for coffee tables as well as all sizes of corner units and sofas.
It makes perfect sense to prevent your furniture deteriorating due to bad weather, and the full range of Bosemere covers can be seen on GardenSite.co.uk.
With only a few months' training under her belt, GardenSite's own Flori Bosnigeanu took part in this year's Great Birmingham Run, raising over £500 for the city's Children's Hospital.
Create a Halloween party in your house or garden with ideas and suggestions from David Coton that will keep your children and neighbours thrilled and spooked on the 31st October.
Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
To grow the biggest, scariest pumpkin in time for Halloween isn't easy as they take some time to mature and prefer a warm climate. To have the best chance of success Martyn Loach recommends sowing seed indoors during April and then planting out in late May or June.