David Coton was recently invited to the exclusive launch of Grange's new products for 2018, the result of significant investment that the garden structures and fencing firm have received from their Polish parent company.
With autumn upon us and the weather turning increasingly wet and windy, Martyn Loach thinks that you should be using covers to protect garden furniture.
Now that the summer has passed and you can no longer enjoy using chairs, tables and other items of garden furniture and equipment, it makes sense to protect them from damaging effects of rain, frost and snow..
Bosmere are the leading manufacturers of garden furniture covers. Their Cover Up and Protector covers are particularly suited to winter conditions but are designed to give protection throughout the year.
The Bosmere Cover Up range is totally waterproof and the UV stabilised polyester is backed with top quality PVC.
Particularly suitable for hardwood furniture, Bosmere Premier covers use the finest 300 denier breathable polyester, again UV stabilised, and this time double stitched. Heavy duty binding also ensures a longer life.
All the covers have an easy clean surface, brass coated eyelets, heavy duty ties and cord locks.
Four and up to ten seater patio sets are catered for and the package will include a watershedding pole. There are also covers for rectangular and square tables.
Bosmere has covers for picnic tables, single chairs and even 'conversation' type garden seats. Sunloungers can be protected, reclining chairs, hammocks and swing chairs. There are covers designed specifically for cushions and for different parasols, even the giant sized ones.
One of the most expensive garden items will be your barbecue and there are covers for all types from kettle to the larger gourmet models.
Bosmere haven't forgotten about the increasingly popular rattan and modular furniture, with covers for coffee tables as well as all sizes of corner units and sofas.
It makes perfect sense to prevent your furniture deteriorating due to bad weather, and the full range of Bosemere covers can be seen on GardenSite.co.uk.
With warmer weather and an early Easter, the garden centre is busy at the moment with customers stocking up on summer bedding plants - snapdragons, cornflowers, cosmos, verbena, phlox, petunia, As well as filling planters, hanging baskets and borders with colour that will last all summer, there are always plenty of jobs to do in the garden during April and David Coton has these suggestions.
Every gardener must have noticed a decline in the bee population over recent years. Intensive farming that demands the use of toxic chemicals, climate change and parasite infestation have all been put forward as potential causes, it's a worrying trend but one that we can all help to reverse.
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.
Zest 4 Leisure manufactures a large variety of timber garden furniture, fencing and leisure products, David Coton visited their brand new nine acre site near Chester last week to find out more about current development and future plans.