Stone Bird Baths and Sundials make handsome features in any garden, as with their other cast stone ornaments they are an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary styles, all finely crafted and expertly designed
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.
Ground breaking 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 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.
New products are the lifeblood of many industries and it’s no different in the gardening sector and most of us above a certain age will know the Rubbermaid brand well, particularly if you have ever been in the cleaning industry.
GLEE is the garden retail industry's annual show at the NEC in Birmingham. David Coton took the opportunity to visit this year's event to catch up on the news, visit current/potential suppliers and evaluate new products we would like to offer on GardenSite in the coming year.
I had never heard of Evika Greenhouses but when I walked into our annual Garden & Leisure Exhibition 2019 (GLEE) it was the only product I really saw. A brand new greenhouse brand is always going to get my attention but the sense that this was not only new, but different, kept my focus.
Although the growing season is slowly coming to an end, David Coton can suggest quite a few jobs that need to be done over the next few weeks, helping you make the most of what's left of summer and preparing for the arrival of autumn.