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Christmas Penguin Ornaments

Wildlife

Although from the southern hemisphere, while Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, penguins are essential Christmas characters and Nathan James Dodd explains how to complete your decorations with this quirky flightless bird.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 21st of November, 2014.

Urban And Contemporary Timber Garden Structures From Grange

Christmas Lights

Grange have a long history of manufacturing decorative timber garden structures. Their new Urban and Contemporary collections feature the type of sharp, clean lines that Nathan James Dodd thinks will benefit any modern landscape.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 21st of April, 2016.

Halls Greenhouses Featured In TV Advertising Campaign

Grange

GardenSite's first advertisement in their new TV campaign features Halls Greenhouses, Nathan James Dodd reviews their freestanding, lean to and wall garden range.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of January, 2016.

A Look Into Jagram's Gazebo, Pavilion And Canopy Range

Greenhouses

With the new garden building range by Jagram becoming available at GardenSite, Andy Taylor looks into the features and availability which this new range has to offer in terms of its J-Class Gazebos, Pavilions and Canopies.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 10th of December, 2015.

Premier Wreaths, Swags and Garlands

Summer House

Wreaths, Swags and Garlands are traditional Christmas decorations, bringing foliage, fir cones and berries into the home to dress your door, fireplace or staircase. Nathan James Dodd discovers why the extensive range that Premier offers is so popular every yuletide season.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 10th of November, 2015.

Autumn Covers For Garden Furniture

Seasonal

When the weather becomes too cold and damp to sit outside or host a barbecue it's time to safeguard your garden furniture, Nathan James Dodd reviews the covers that offer protection from wind, rain and snow until next year.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 15th of October, 2015.

Our Review Of La Hacienda Wood Fired Ovens

Teak Furniture

The increasing trend for eating and entertaining outdoors seems set to continue and La Hacienda wood fired ovens, that can be used to cook and grill an impressive range of food, have caught the attention of Nathan James Dodd.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

Why Carol Klein Loves The Water Lily

Outdoor Living

The water lily is probably the nation's favourite aquatic plant, and Nathan James Dodd previews the next episode of 'Plant Odysses' in which Carol Klein celebrates its unique characteristics.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 12th of August, 2015.

Which Preformed Pond Should You Choose?

Aquatics

Preformed ponds are a popular alternative to using a liner, Dan Everton explains that they are moulded from plastic or fibre glass and available in a large number of shapes.

Author: Dan Everton

Written by Dan Everton.
Published on Monday, 10th of August, 2015.

Toscano Fairies That Create A Magical Garden

Winter Ponds

Many gardens have magical qualities and, using Toscano resin figurines, David Hall has transformed his garden into a place that will truly enchant children and adults alike.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 29th of July, 2015.

Picnic Tables For Outdoor Dining

Resin Sculptures

Eating outside is one of summer's pleasures and Nathan James Dodd thinks there's nothing better or more simple than a picnic table on which to share a meal with family and friends.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 24th of July, 2015.

Garden Storage Solutions Reviewed

Bench

With the summer holidays upon us and children in the garden, you'll need somewhere to store their toys, footballs and other play equipment. Nathan James Dodd has been looking at what garden storage solutions are available.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 21st of July, 2015.

Protect Your Garden Equipment In A Security Shed

Outdoor Furniture

Sad to relate but garden thefts seem to be on the increase and that's why Nathan James Dodd thinks security sheds are such a good idea.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 15th of July, 2015.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

Garden Buildings

With glorious weather predicted, Nathan James Dodd reviews what you can expect to find at this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 30th of June, 2015.

First Nominees For 'Shed of the Year'

Seasonal

The first of four shows featuring the 'Shed Of The Year' competition was aired on Sunday 21 June and as expected Nathan James Dodd saw several remarkable structures.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 22nd of June, 2015.

Water Features That Add Classic Style To Your Garden

Channel 4

Ornate water features and fountains are familiar sights particularly in stately gardens and formal locations. David Coton reviews some alternatives that will add distinguished elegance to your home.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 18th of June, 2015.

Why Palram Use Polycarbonate Glazing For Their Greenhouses

Borderstone

Andy Taylor takes a look at the reasons why Palram prefer to use Polycarbonate as the glazing option for their greenhouses rather than traditional glass.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Sunday, 14th of June, 2015.

Add Interest to Your Home & Garden With A Wall Plaque

Greenhouses

Walls, whether they mark a boundary or support your house, are on the whole functional and unappealing. Nathan James Dodd suggests using wall plaques and ornaments to improve their appearance.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Thursday, 4th of June, 2015.

Summer Playhouses For Your Children Reviewed

Sculptures

Now that the sun shows signs of emerging from behind the clouds, David Coton's children are itching to play outside, here he reviews a selection of playhouses that will entertain your children and their friends throughout the summer.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 4th of June, 2015.

Garden Patio Decking Kits Reviewed

Garden Buildings

Very adaptable and the ideal answer if your garden is a challenging site, decking never seems to lose its popularity. If, like David Coton, you want decking that comes complete and is easy to install, then a kit is the perfect solution.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 3rd of June, 2015.

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