Nathan James Dodd attended the Garden Press event on Thursday at the Barbican in London, a great chance for suppliers and manufacturers to meet the gardening press to showcase their existing and new products.
We were recently lucky enough to have shipped a set of Barlow Tyrie Dune Daybeds to one of our customers in the British Virgin Islands.
The Barlow Tyrie Dune Daybed is a desirable piece of garden furniture in anybody's language. If you are lucky enough to experience a few rays of sunshine in your day, wherever you are in our world, it's standing only increases.
This is why we should not have been surprised when we were contacted by potential customers in the Virgin Islands. It's a long way from Birmingham and very much in the middle of an ocean or two but that wasn't going to step in our way.
Dan Saul, GardenSite General Manager arranged for the swatches to be sent and diligently worked through the shipping, VAT, onward delivery and costings minefield.
Our partners at Barlow Tyrie headquarters are no strangers to shipping worldwide so their expertise was also invaluable.
The Dune Daybeds have now arrived safely at Enighed, St. John, British Virgin Islands and are in use complete with the desired fabrics and scatter cushions. If you are lucky enough to be in this part of the world we seem to have lost Dan.....?
Our garden centre has been part of the local community for over 60 years, so when one of our partners, David Coton, received a request to donate a Christmas tree to a nearby hospice, he had no hesitation in helping them out.
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.