As winter draws in and Christmas beckons, indoor plants, floral and foliage decorations assume greater significance. David Coton suggests how you can transform your home with the colourful interest of seasonal plants.
Showcasing young musical talent, this year's Winter Concert at Arthur Terry School was an outstanding success and took place against the stunning backdrop of a Christmas Tree donated by GardenSite.
As in previous years, this popular event featured gifted students from the academy giving solo performances or playing in ensembles to create what has become a spellbinding evening.
When GardenSite was first approached to donate a Christmas tree, Partner David Coton was pleased to support a school whose talented students work incredibly hard to ensure such a spectacular show can be enjoyed by the whole community.
A 12ft tree was selected and delivered to the school. Once decorated in traditional style, it helped provide a magnificent seasonal setting for the concert.
After the concert, headteacher Samantha Kibble commented, “The school has an outstanding reputation for performing arts. Our students are creative and versatile and knew how to put on a spectacular show.”
And we received this feedback from School Business Manager, Tracy Phillips, “The event was free to enter, with any voluntary donations going to support the music department, so the donation of such a superb tree was very much appreciated."
"Many thanks for providing us with such a beautiful tree, it looked absolutely perfect and helped transform Arthur Terry into a winter wonderland.”
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 2019.
The InternetRetailing Growth 2000 Report was published last week and the great news for GardenSite and our customers is that we are now listed as one of the UK's top 1000 retail websites.
Although snow has arrived at the garden centre, we will be receiving new stock during February in readiness for spring which hopefully is just around the corner, and David Coton suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Wood burners and open fires that require a good supply of dry, well seasoned wood, have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Log stores have therefore become increasingly essential and David Coton explains the differences between the many that are now available.