David began working for the Garden Centre in 1999 as a part time aquatic sales assistant. Juggling both work and education he went on to study at Coventry University and gained an Honours Degree in Computer Science. After gaining his degree he joined the team on a full time basis taking care of the Aquatics side of the business and the ongoing development of GardenSite.
Review of the Hozelock Bioforce Revolution Pond Filter
The Hozelock Bioforce Revolution Pond Filter is an innovative design with a winding handle and new filtration system, and will make life much easier for pond keepers. Before the release date we were lucky enough to get close up of this product during a visit to Hozelock’s headquarters in Minworth, Birmingham.
How to Design your Garden with Haddonstone Ornaments
Haddonstone are famous internationally for their cast stone landscape ornaments. The company has been designing and manufacturing superb garden stonework in classical and contemporary styles since 1971. Here Nathan James Dodd explains how their top quality products can transform your garden.
Oase SwimSkim 50 Pond Skimmer Reviewed
The Oase SwimSkim 50 Pond Skimmer is the big brother of the SwimSkim 25, it is larger in size and has been designed to handle pond surfaces up to 50 square meters, hence the name SwimSkim 50.
King Kong Arrives Back In Birmingham
This week we were delighted and a little awe struck by the arrival of King Kong, a giant resin Toscano ornament depicting the world's most famous gorilla. It's great to have this magnificent beast on display in Birmingham, standing over 8ft tall with 5’ 8in wide shoulders and weighing in at an impressive 120 kilos (19 stones),
Hozelock Automatic Watering
Going away on holiday? Don't forget that your plants still need regular watering and Hozelock automatic watering is the ideal irrigation solution.
GardenSite Supports Cancer Charity Over Christmas
GardenSite has been associated with the Sutton Coldfield branch of Breast Cancer Now for many years, and through various fund raising schemes and a generous donation from Legal & General, we have been able to present a cheque for £550 to this marvellous charity.
GardenSite Receives a WOW Award
We pride ourselves on always offering a high level of customer service, dealing with queries to the best of our ability, always going that extra mile to make sure that our customers have a great experience with us
Reviewing The TMC AquaHabitat 30 Nano Marine Aquarium
The AquaHabitat 30 is a Nano Aquarium which is ideal as a mini Marine Reef set up, and David Coton discovered that the package contains everything you need to achieve this almost immediately.
US Olympic Team Officials Visit Hall's Garden Supplies
American Olympics team officials unexpectedly popped in to Hall's Garden Centre in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham yesterday looking for a solution to their training needs - an ice bath.
GardenSite's Ornaments Featured On The BBC
Over the past few years, Citizen Khan, starring Adil Ray, has established itself as a very popular BBC comedy. We were therefore more than happy to supply the production company with a pair of Lion Garden Ornaments to decorate the front entrance of Mr Khan's house.
Oase Aquamax Eco Classic Pond Pump Review
This year Oase have released the NEW Aquamax Eco Classic solids handling waterfall and filtration pump. The new model replaces the Aquamax Eco Start pumps with additional sizes which have been added to the range.
Planting Ideas for Shaded Gardens
If, like Nathan James Dodd, you are 'unlucky' enough to have a garden with restricted light, perhaps overshadowed for much of the day by an adjacent building or next to someone who planted leylandii back in the 60s, all is not lost. There are plenty of plants that thrive in the shade. Don't see it as a problem, view it as an opportunity.