They'll be no shortage of gardening programmes on TV next year with several old favourites returning and also some new series. Andy Taylor has been finding out what's planned for 2017.
Sheds of all shapes, sizes and styles are once again featured in this year's Channel 4 Shed Of The Year competition, Nathan James Dodd reviews the categories and finalists.
Part of the Amazing Spaces series, Shed Of The Year has become a highly popular challenge for everyone with an interest in creating extraordinary sheds with impressive ingenuity and imagination.
There are eight categories to be shown over four weekly episodes: Unique and Historic, Eco and Unexpected, Pub and Workshop, Budget and Summerhouse.
'Sheddies' from all over the country will be showing off their spectacular designs, some weird, others wacky but mostly wonderful creations from enthusiasts who have taken one step beyond the traditional idea of a garden shed.
The shortlist includes a motorised shed, shed village, a giant teapot and many others variously described as an architectural wonder or stunningly beautiful. One even includes live crocodiles.
With entries referencing the wild west to Star Wars, a haunted chapel to a Anglo-Saxon longhouse, there'll be plenty of inspiration for viewers who want to think outside the box or, in this case, the shed.
No longer just for storing garden tools, it's obvious now that the shed has become a valuable outdoor living space, a resource that can have many practical as well as unusual uses.
Amazing Spaces: Shed Of The Year is on Channel 4 at 8.00pm starting on Friday 29 July.
With Christmas rapidly approaching, our New Oscott Garden Centre has just taken delivery of that most seasonal of plants – the Poinsettia. These are David Hall's tips on to how to keep these beautiful plants at their colourful best.
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.