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 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.
Over the colder, wetter months you have to ensure that valuable garden furniture and equipment is protected against the elements.
Bosmere are the major manufacturer of waterproof and UV stabilised outdoor waterproof covers for all kinds of garden furniture. Their circular and rectangular patio set covers are manufactured from top quality material with a wipe clean surface. Different sizes are available for 4 – 10 seater patio tables, and they come in square and rectangular shapes. Brass coated eyelets, strings and cord locks enable for effective fastening.
Furniture covers of all all types and sizes are specially shaped to fit specific items. Benches, folding chairs, armchairs and sun loungers are also no problem with Bosmere Cover Up and Premier furniture covers. Whether they are giant or just large, parasols can be protected as well as variously designed patio heaters including chimeneas.
If you have children, they'll be unhappy that the trampoline will be out of bounds for a while but relieved to know that a trampoline cover will keep it in perfect condition until the following year. Hammocks and swings can also be covered but probably more important to adults will be the barbecue.
Barbecue covers come in various sizes to fit basic kettle BBQ to the largest super grills. And it's not only winter protection that's important, summer rain showers aren't exactly unknown, and these hardwearing covers are perfect to use all year round.
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.
Used originally to frighten away evil spirits, now placed near the front door to deter trick or treaters, carved pumpkins have been part of Halloween for a very long time. Here Martyn Loach explains the process of creating the scariest pumpkin in your street.
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.