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.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, tips and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2018.
As the year progresses, this blog will be regularly updated with dates and times for your TV gardening programmes plus any information we have on features and personalities.
Monty Don has done more than most to enthuse us over the past few weeks with his fabulous series 'Paradise Gardens' which took him to Islamic influenced gardens in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Globetrotting is a tough job but someone has to do it, that's why Monty will be off again soon to film a series featuring the gardens of Japan and Korea to be shown on the BBC later in the year. However, closer to home, it's unsure whether his Big Dreams Small Spaces show will be returning.
You'll be able to enjoy increased coverage of major Royal Horticultural Society shows which coincidentally Monty Don also fronts. This is because the BBC have struck a four year deal with the RHS to broadcast programmes from not only Chelsea and Hampton Court but the Malvern Spring Festival and the flower shows at Tatton and Chatsworth.
Cameras will also follow the development of the brand new RHS Garden Bridgewater due to open in 2019. At 154 acres, this is the largest gardening development in Europe including an 11 acre walled kitchen garden and a Learning Centre.
Everyone should be aware of Britain in Bloom which began over 50 years ago and the event will now be featured as a new daytime BBC2 series, billed as the country's biggest community gardening competition. The people involved and their activities will be documented as communities prepare their village greens and urban spaces for the big day, when the judges arrive to decide which successful entries will go through to the national finals.
RHS activities will also be highlighted on the new series of Gardeners' World which, like sunshine follows rain, returned on 9 March and once again revolves around the ubiquitous Mr Don and his Herefordshire garden.
Over on ITV, another series (the seventh) of Love Your Garden will be aired in July, with Titchmarsh, Domoney, Rushworth and Tophill transforming the gardens of deserving people whose gardens are, for various reasons, not suitable for their current needs.
If you want to catch up with the last series, and are not putting the kettle on, it is being repeated in the slot between the Friday episodes of Coronation Street during February and March. Not content with transforming gardens, Alan Titchmarsh will also be fronting a new programme imaginatively called Love Your Home later on in the year.
Tired of watching ancient Ground Force repeats on obscure channels? Then you'll be pleased to hear that Charlie Dimmock's Garden Rescue will be back on our screens in 2018. Working on a restricted budget, gardening's one time pin-up girl and the gold medal winning Rich brothers will again be vying for the householder's thumbs up before going ahead with one of the two designs that are presented.
Finally, don't forget that hidden away in the schedules if you are in not in Scotland, and usually pitted against the Match of the Day repeat on Sunday morning is The Beechgrove Garden which provides a homely north of the border anti-dote to Gardeners' World.
Produced by the BBC in Aberdeen and taking on its current format in 1996, this hardy annual is packed full of practical hands-on advice covering everyday gardening topics. There's always a feature on 'problem' gardens and another that celebrates the best Scottish gardens and gardeners.
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.
Burbage metal and wooden gates, fencing and railing have recently been added to GardenSite, and last week David Coton took the opportunity to visit their Cannock base.
GardenSite delivers products all over the world and we've teamed up with our couriers Parcelforce to offer a Granite Lady and Child Crystal Ball Water Feature as the splendid prize in a Mother's Day competition.