GardenSite partner, David Coton, is pleased to announce that Leanne Arrowsmith from Kelkay is the latest recipient of our Excellent Customer Service Award.
The Love Your Garden Team travelled to Durham for their latest project and Nathan James Dodd saw them use another Grange timber product as an integral part of the renovated garden
Alan Titchmarsh has used several Grange products in the current series and this time one of their wide range of contemporary screens became an essential part of a garden transformation.
Sam, whose husband had recently died, and her two sons, one of whom had learning difficulties, were the subjects of the programme.
Her garden was relatively small but had one great advantage, it looked out onto a nature reserve.
So immediately the tall fencing and hedge at the end of the garden was taken down, so the adjacent hills and lake came into full view.
One addition to the garden that Sam had always wanted was a hot tub, and for reasons of privacy this needed to be hidden from the surrounding countryside.
However, something more adaptable than a traditional screen was required, one which would not block the view when the hot tub was not in use.
An Adjustable Screen from Grange was the ideal solution as the slats can be opened and closed just like a Venetian blind.
Perfect as a patio or garden partition, when closed the screen will protect your privacy but, when opened, light will stream through the open slats and visually extend your outside space.
The team could have also considered a timber canopy to guard the hot tub from the elements and enable it to be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Sam's sons were not forgotten as a vegetable patch was developed for the youngest and her eldest son, who is a keen naturalist, can now observe wildlife on the nature reserve from a newly installed studio.
A bug box and small water garden was also put in place to encourage insects and frogs into the garden.
The result was a wonderful garden that could be enjoyed by the whole family with tradition mixed with contemporary design, flower beds and paved areas side by side with innovative products such as the adjustable screen.
Nathan James Dodd
At GLEE this year David Coton visited the VegTrug stand to find out how their specially designed space saving planters can encourage us to grow more of our own food without the use of pesticides.
Forest have been making high quality timber garden products for over half a century and at GLEE David Coton had the chance to see their brand new storage range that has recently been launched.
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