Robert Hall

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Robert studied Mass Media Communication at Aston and Creative Photography and Film Making under Paul Hill and Tom Cooper at Trent and Derby before moving to London in 1977 to work as a freelance photographer. Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Sounds, Spare Rib and a fledgling Time Out all published his work along with the established and independent Record companies. Robert wrote a weekly column for the Daily News during the late 1980's and concentrated his experiences into developing Hall's Garden Supplies, established in 1952 by his father Gerald Hall. Robert launched the first version of GardenSite in 1999. Today it is established as one of the leading authorities in its sector and still follows his original maxim of offering the same level of personal service online as in store. His purchase of the adjacent New Oscott Tavern in 2010 has enabled the original garden centre to develop into a 2 acre show site. Robert is married to Kay and they have 2 daughters, Frankie is in her final year at Exeter University and Gabrielle has just started at Sheffied University. His work has been published locally and nationally over the last 30 years. Follow his advice, tips and traumas here.

Robert Hall's Articles

How To Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Wildlife

In order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our wildlife, there's a selection of habitats and boxes you can purchase that are specifically designed to attract various small animals and insects to your garden. Here we look at some of the products available which also make unusual and very engaging gifts.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 23rd of April, 2018.

Trimetals Launch Two New Guardian Sheds

Bats

As an excellent alternative to conventional products, Trimetals' storage solutions blend top quality manufacture with contemporary style. Their range has now been extended to include two new maintenance free sheds and Robert Hall has all the details.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 12th of March, 2018.

Garden Storm Damage And What You Should Know

TriMetals

Many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies at some time regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite.co.uk can help with an independent insurance quote and claim.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 7th of December, 2017.

Overview of New Lotus Wheelie Bin Stores, Garages, Sheds and More.

Seasonal

This week Robert Hall has been to the Glee Garden Trade show at the NEC in Birmingham and has reviewed the new Lotus Wheelie Bin Store; Metal Garages, Bicycle Store; Sheds and Workshops and more...

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 14th of September, 2017.

GIMA Results 2017

Metal Shed

Robert Hall was delighted to present Westland Horticulture with an award for Best Consumer Product Packaging for their product Westland SafeLawn at the GIMA awards 2017 and who went on to win its top award the GIMA Sword of Excellence.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 17th of July, 2017.

GardenSite Donates Products To Love Your Garden

GIMA

Many of you will have seen the latest episode of the popular ITV series 'Love Your Garden', but did you spot the three items that Robert Hall from GardenSite donated to help transform a Salford garden from wasteland to English cottage garden?

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 6th of July, 2017.

Party Night with Forest Garden Products at Hampton Court

Zest4Leisure

Robert Hall was recently invited to the party night at Hampton Court as part of Forest Garden Products demonstration event. There they presented their exciting new gardening products, some of which are available now to purchase on GardenSite and others coming relatively soon ready for the next season.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 4th of July, 2017.

Review of Barlow Tyrie Equinox Range of Garden Furniture

Seasonal

Robert Hall, Senior Partner at GardenSite has been selling Barlow Tyrie furniture since 1952 and so has had his fair share of experience of Barlow Tyrie's products, including the popular Equinox range. Robert shares his review of the Equinox garden furniture range for those interested in knowing a little more about this collection before purchasing.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 4th of July, 2017.

Review of Haddonstone's Gothic Basket and State Vase

Brands

As an avid collector of exquisite garden vases, planters and sculptures, Robert Hall shares his experience about the Haddonstone brand. Robert's wealth of knowledge learnt from dealing with the company for many years as well as from his own Haddonstone collection at home makes his familiarity ideal for reviewing the products in question.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 3rd of July, 2017.

From a GIMA Judge’s Point of View

Brands

Robert Hall attends the 2017 GIMA (Garden Industry Manufacturer's Association) Awards as an appointed judge and offers his experience about the judging day and the many products there for review.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 29th of June, 2017.

Supplier Spotlight: Forest Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

GIMA

As a yearly visitor to the Hampton Court Flower Show, I'll be enjoying much of the show's inspiration and fabulous florals this year, but I'm equally excited to see the fantastic gardening range provided by Forest Garden Products.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 23rd of June, 2017.

Review of the Barlow Tyrie Titan Rustic Garden Furniture Range

Hampton Court

Robert Hall takes an in-depth look at the new Titan Range from Barlow Tyrie in his latest guide to choosing and buying garden furniture…

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 8th of June, 2017.

GardenSite's Top Premier Wreaths, Swags & Garlands

Barlow Tyrie

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

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 10th of November, 2015.

Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai - The Miniature Fuji Cherry

Seasonal

Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering miniature cherry tree.

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Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

How to Choose Your Christmas Wreath & Garland

Organic Gardening

Christmas wreaths, swags and garlands might be thought a little old fashioned, but Robert Hall thinks that modern versions of these traditional decorations are a fabulous way to combine tradition with colourful contemporary themes.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 15th of November, 2016.

Quirky & Novelty Indoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas

In the past Christmas decorations were limited to streamers and fairy lights but now, as Robert Hall has discovered, there is a huge selection of novelty lights that can add brightness and fun to your celebrations.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 28th of November, 2016.

GardenSite Donates Christmas Tree To Hospice

Christmas Lights

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.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 7th of December, 2016.

How To Take Part In Breast Cancer Awareness Month

John Taylor Hospice

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is when everybody has the opportunity to help increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to pay for the research that will eventually find a cure for a disease that must have touched everyone in the country.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 10th of October, 2016.

A Brush With UK Gold

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ever the proud father you can imagine how proud I was when both my daughters started full-time work this week.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 9th of September, 2016.

GardenSite Launches New Water Feature TV Advertising Campaign

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Following on from GardenSite's successful television advertisements earlier in the year, Senior Partner Robert Hall explains why terrestrial TV is being used for the first time in the current campaign.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 27th of May, 2016.