Martyn Loach

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After graduating in Media Studies, Martyn was talent spotted by several influential London advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and WPP. All were happy to showcase his professional versatility as an Account Manager, Media Buyer and Research Director over a successful 30 year career. More recently he has just published his first book and divides his time between freelance writing and website design. When he gets time he likes nothing more than working on his allotment, walking and taking photographs of the great outdoors. We are thrilled to currently have Martyn working as a consulting copywriter for GardenSite.

Martyn Loach's Articles

Shedlands Sun Pent Shed Review

Wildlife

A Sun Pent shed from Shedlands is a versatile garden structure that is full of light and can be used as both a workshop and potting shed. Martyn Loach recently invested in the 8ft x 6ft version and here is his review of the shed and its installation.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Saturday, 20th of July, 2019.

How Easy Is It To Keep Chickens?

Sheds

Chickens aren't difficult to look after, all they require is a constant supply of water and regular food. As Martyn Loach explains, you should keep an eye open for any ailments, and they'll need to be cleaned out once a week.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 15th of October, 2018.

How To Build A Starter Chicken Coop

Chickens

Building a Hutch Company Starter Chicken Coop is easy by following the detailed instructions that are supplied, it is a practical design that uses excellent quality wooden panels and requires only a screwdriver for assembly.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 17th of September, 2018.

GardenSite Visits New Supplier Churnet Valley

Chicken Coop

With a view to introducing their impressive range of timber products to GardenSite, David Coton recently visited Churnet Valley Garden Furniture to look around their manufacturing facility.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 17th of September, 2018.

GardenSite Again Nominated For Glee Award

Outdoor Furniture

GardenSite has once again been nominated for the award of 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' at this year's Glee, the UK's most important Garden & Leisure Industry show.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 9th of August, 2018.

Why Is Gardening Good For Your Health?

GLEE

Gardening really is good for you. Whether this is backed up by research findings or a fact that you intuitively know is true, there's no doubt that even only a few hours a week in the garden is beneficial for both mind and body.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 9th of August, 2018.

GardenSite Visits Borderstone Manufacturing Facility

Autism

Borderstone's impressive range of ornamental stoneware has always proved popular on GardenSite, and partners David Coton and Andrew Hall recently paid a visit to their manufacturing and distribution base in Nottinghamshire.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 30th of July, 2018.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Sculptures

Dazzling with colourful interest in the sunshine, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a tremendously popular annual event as it caters for both keen gardeners and also families who want a terrific day out.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 24th of August, 2018.

GardenSite Products Featured On ITV's Love Your Garden

Flower Show

Over several series, Alan Titchmarsh's team from the popular ITV programme 'Love Your Garden' has transformed gardens throughout the country using a varied range of traditional and new products, some donated from GardenSite and all available online.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 16th of August, 2018.

How Easy Is It To Keep Chickens In The Garden?

TV

All you need to keep chickens in your garden is a coop or hen house and an enclosed run. The coop can be built to your own specifications, other garden buildings such as a shed can be converted and re-purposed as a coop, or most people purchase one that is either ready built or that needs assembling. A run can be an integral part of the coop's design or you can construct one using wire mesh.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 1st of May, 2018.

Bermuda Aquatics Brand Back In Business

Chicken Coop

The Bermuda brand is back! That's the great news GardenSite partner Andrew Hall has received from Bob Meacham, National Accounts Manager for the new owners Evolution Aqua.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of December, 2016.

How To Assemble A Forest Log And Tool Store

Bermuda

The Forest Log and Tool Store is a handsome garden structure and, now that winter is approaching, a very useful acquisition. Martyn Loach purchased one recently and here he explains how it is assembled.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 7th of November, 2016.

David Coton Visits Forest Timber Garden Products

Garden Buildings

Forest are one of GardenSite's major suppliers of timber sheds and garden structures, fencing and associated landscaping products. One of our partners, David Coton, last week enjoyed a visit to their headquarters and transport hub at Hartlebury near Kidderminster.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Sunday, 30th of October, 2016.

RHS School Gardeners Of The Year 2016

Arbour

The RHS are on the look out for the most talented school gardeners. Part of their Campaign For School Gardening, this is an annual competition and Martyn Loach reports on this year's event.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 11th of January, 2016.

Nathan James Dodd Speaks At HTA Marketing Forum

Competition

Nathan James Dodd, Gardensite's Marketing Manager, was one of the speakers at the recent Horticultural Trades Association Marketing Forum that took place at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 16th of November, 2015.

Invaders Threaten Our Native Bluebells

HTA

If you enjoy strolling through a bluebell wood over the Spring Bank Holiday, you may not be aware that this beautiful sight might soon disappear, Martyn Loach explains why we should all be aware of a foreign invader.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Sunday, 3rd of May, 2015.

Autumn Gardening Guide

Bluebells

Activity in the autumn garden doesn't cease, in fact, it's a busy time – collecting and gathering up the fruits of summer, repairing, tidying and generally getting ready for the colder, less kind, months ahead. Here are just a few jobs that can be achieved in the season of mellow fruitfulness.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 19th of November, 2014.

How To Move A Shrub

Seasonal

It's inevitable that some shrubs, for whatever reason, will need to be relocated in your garden. And there is no better time to do this than in the autumn. Here, Martyn Loach describes the best way to successfully move a shrub.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 10th of October, 2014.

Foraging Autumn Hedgerows

Gardening

Country walks are at their most enjoyable in the autumn, when the hedgerows are full of berries and fruit ready to be foraged and made into delicious food and drink. Martyn Loach has been out and about to see how much of nature's bounty he can gather.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 3rd of September, 2014.

Low Cost Gardening - Take Your Own Cuttings

Foraging

There's no doubt that gardening can be expensive, plants and packets of seed aren't cheap but there are always methods to cut costs. Martyn Loach explains that one of the most satisfying and ultimately rewarding ways to save money is to take softwood cuttings.

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Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Friday, 29th of August, 2014.