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.
Gloster are one of the most prestigious manufacturers of quality outdoor furniture in the world, employing the talents of outstanding designers to produce superb contemporary and traditional designs in a variety of materials.
Taking into account both aesthetics and practicality, the superb looks and quality of their furnithure will allow you to escape the confines of the house and embrace your outside space.
This is a styish collection of modern stainless steel and aluminium furniture that resonates with the bright effects of steel and aluminium that will shine and sparkle in the sunshine..
With the innovative 'Asta' collection the colour choice is all yours. This is a breakthrough in stackable furniture design that gives you the freedom to change colours to suit any mood, time of day, year or occasion.
The 'Azore' armchair and tables contrast sharp angles and smooth curves. Striking modern materials allow you to choose different frame and table top colours.
'Roma' furniture can trace its heritage as far back as Roman times but is now brought right up to date. The simple familiar design is the hallmark of the entire Roma collection – from dining through to deep seating.
There's a table for every occasion in the 'Kore' collection. Generous tubular stainless steel frames support slatted teak, satin finish glass and high pressure laminate table tops in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
The Gloster Deep Seating range uses innovative new materials and colour combinations for striking functional yet supremely comfortable outdoor designs that could easily sit inside the home.
'Bloc' is a fully upholstered outdoor lounge collection with integral seat, back and base cushions mounted onto an aluminium frame. 'Casa' merges the opulence of Art Deco with fine, tailored upholstery, taking inspiration from the glamour of the 1920s with contrasting bright stainless steel with dark metallic covering.
'Grid' is an exciting new collection developed by Gloster that features an extremely versatile modular collection. The sturdy powder coated aluminium frames have waterproof base and arm cushions and the coordinating tables are created using aluminium frames and slatted teak and stone tops.
The 'Vista' range comprises a corner/end unit, a centre unit and ottoman, together with a lounge chair that feature Gloster’s pioneering Outdoor Lounge cushion technology and occasional tables.
Their 'Cloud' is a classic block design outdoor lounging/seating system that can be combined to fit almost any size and shape of space. It's been described as 'the ultimate in cool Britammia' and can transform any garden into the perfect outdoor living room. With three fabric colours and table tops made from slatted teak or quartz stone, Cloud offers unmatched comfort and sophistication.
The premium grade plantation grown timber that is used in Gloster Teak Furniture has a wonderful consistent colour, straight grain structure and no knots, splits or cracks. It creates products that relect great contemporary design and exceptional craftsmanship.
'Bella' is an elegant new collection with sleek powder coated aluminium frames that are combined with shaped laminated teak slats to produce unique forms. It represents superb design and highly advanced manufacturing techniques. Understated elegance that is extremely comfortable.
The clean, crisp appearance of the 'Kingston' design has tactile, shaped arms and gently contoured seat and back panels, the slats of which are laid front to back for improved seating comfort. Influenced by some of the best design concepts from indoor furniture, the 'Square' range has sharp sleek styling that combines with practicality for a striking result.
All Gloster Woven Furniture is made from only the highest quality man-made fibre. Soft to the touch, this remarkable material has many benefits including suppleness, tear resistance, UV and weather resistance. The polyethylene based, extruded and through-dyed wicker is also completely weatherproof and extremely hard wearing.
'Havana' is the classic woven basket chair, evocative of an era long ago. There's dining and deep seating options in a choice of two attractive weaves, modern day versions of a timeless design.
Available in many designs and colours, Sling is a generic term for a woven, open-mesh fabric made from a vinyl coated, high strength polyester yarn. Only the highest quality woven vinyl is used for this practical and comfortable range.
The 'Luna' collection consists of an angular stacking armchair, lounger and side table manufactured from lightweight yet extremely durable powder coated aluminium. The fitted slings are both comfortable and hardwearing in a wonderful charcoal finish.
Style, class and sophistication sum up everything that is good about Gloster outdoor furniture, marvellous designs that are handsome and exceptionally durable.
The outside of your house is just as important as the inside, and Gloster furniture allows you to enhance it with similar care and flair.
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.
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.