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.
When the leaves start falling from the trees it is essential to cover your pond with netting. Here Dan Everton describes the different types of pond netting that will prevent leaves having a detrimental effect on pond water and wildlife.
If you allow leaves to fall to the bottom of the pond they will rot, releasing nitrates and noxious gases into the water harming fish and plant life.
Netting also protects any fish you may have from predators such as herons and cats, and once plants have grown through, the netting largely disappears from view.
Our most popular pond netting with 1.5cm mesh is dark green to blend in with the surroundings and is available in a variety of sizes from 3 mtrs x 2mtrs to 10 mtrs x 6 mtrs. Bermuda and Blagdon offer similar sized netting and pegs are available to buy separately.
Unobstrusive Child Safety Netting is made from durable 4mm high density polyethylene braid that is UV stabilised and comes in ocean blue or coal jet black. The mesh size is designed to prevent trapping a toddler's head but large enough to limit a child's movement. Available in many sizes up to 10 mtrs x 6 mtrs.
The Oase AquaNet Pond Cover, that measures 3 mtrs x 4 mtrs is naturally weather resistant and comes complete with pegs that fix easily to the ground.
Many people believe that Christmas would not have the same festive feel without the scent of a 'real' Christmas tree. They're naturally fresh, giving off a lovely aroma, and here Martyn Loach gives advice on which ones to buy..
There's a huge selection of Premier Christmas Lights, and it's no wonder why they are market leaders judging by the variety and innovation that's on offer. This is Andy Taylor's guide to their range of top quality lights and decorations.
When purchasing a Christmas tree, you may or may not be aware that you're continuing a centuries old tradition that was enthusiastically adopted by the Victorians. An artificial tree as Andy Taylor explains is just a modern take on this age old practice.
In the past Christmas decorations were limited to streamers and fairy lights, but not any more as Robert Hall discovered when reviewing the huge range of novelty Christmas items that are brought to life by LEDs.