In these uncertain times it's reassuring to know that Barlow Tyrie have been designing and manufacturing top quality teak furniture for nearly a century, and they have announced several new ranges to coincide with their one hundredth birthday.
Keeping everything we offer on GardenSite fresh with the widest choice is always important, that's why David Coton recently paid a visit to Royalcraft, who offer an impressive selection of high quality outdoor furniture that we will feature next year.
With an excellent reputation built up over many years and an ever expanding contemporary collection, a combination of eye-catching design, durability, and reasonable pricing ensures the continued popularity of Royalcraft outdoor furniture.
After meeting owner Abid Mir, I was shown around the showroom, warehouse and distribution centre by Lee Denniss, Royalcraft's Commercial Manager who stressed the firm's commitment to value for money products that were both reliably durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Royalcraft has several ranges of wooden, rattan and aluminium outdoor furniture together with gazebos and parasols, and some of the best selling designs such as the Wentworth Bistro Set, Turnberry Bench and the Milan Corner & Lounger Set might be familiar.
Sustainable sourced timber is used in the furniture's manufacture and one 'game changing' material that has recently received much positive publicity, and that Lee was keen to demonstrate, is Weather Shield water and stain resistant fabric.
Although initially reluctant to drench the fabric in red wine and orange juice and then rub in barbecue sauce, I was impressed when only a damp cloth was required to wipe over the surface, all the stains were removed and the fabric was returned to its original condition.
As well as furniture covers, Weather Shield is used for Royalcraft gazebos, providing effective protection against bad weather and those accidental spills that would, up until now, permanently spoil the appearance of your furniture.
The day spent at Royalcraft was very enjoyable and my thanks go to Mr Mir and his team for their hospitality. I certainly came away excited about the prospect of working with Royalcraft next year when we'll be giving GardenSite customers the opportunity to buy their terrific furniture.
You can now find Royalcraft garden furniture for sale on GardenSite.co.uk.
Whether it's a bleak December or the more mild weather we are becoming used to, you can still spend useful time in the garden during the last month of the year. David Coton suggests some garden jobs that can occupy the short days.
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.
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 2019.
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.