David Coton was delighted to recently meet with Frank Honald, President and Owner of Henri Studio USA, who had flown in from Chicago to discuss the opportunity of bringing their products back into the UK next year.
With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different forms of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Peace and privacy, that's what most people want from a garden and the latest innovative fencing from Forest guarantees that from now on any outside space can be a much quieter place in which to relax.
Forest's brand new Noise Reduction Fence Panel features Triform Technology, although the panels appear to be conventional they have a specially developed profile containing multiple angles that disperse noise and reduce its intensity.
How effective are these panels in reducing the impact of barking dogs, loud music and noisy neighbours? The answer is very effective, making your environment a much calmer and enjoyable space.
This is achieved by the new technology reflecting, diffusing and absorbing noise, and a 45mm gap-free frame ensuring that no noise passes through. Everyday distractions such as a neighbour's lawnmower are reduced to the level of a conversation.
Independent tests carried out in accordance with British Standards show a 30-decibel difference, with each successive 10dB reduction halving the noise level, this is quite a result if you value your garden's tranquillity.
Groundbreaking technology does not adversely affect the fencing's appearance and Forest claim that their noise reduction fence panels are more attractive and affordable than any comparable product.
The standard 6ft panels feature a smooth planed finish to highlight the timber's natural beauty and are made from pressure treated 17mm interlocking tongue & groove timber.
They can replace existing panels or used to build a new fence and, as a 15-year guarantee is offered against rot, there's no doubt that they present a long term and very effective enhancement to your garden.
With such changeable weather recently with a heat wave following by rain, David Coton is looking forward to summer finally arriving and a chance to get out into the garden, here are some of the jobs he'll be tackling during July.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2020 but during the current government restrictions don't be surprised to see repeats filling gaps in a depleted schedule and other programmes adopting a different format..
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our newly re-opened Garden Centre in Birmingham. Plant the bedding out in borders and containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.