Timber garden decking never seems to lose its popularity, and why should it, when it's such a useful way of extending your living and entertaining space. Andy Taylor explains why decking is so easy to install and how best to look after it.
Grange are introducing several new fence panels and gates in 2017 and Andy Taylor has been looking at these fresh additions to their already impressive collection of timber products.
Grange have been making timber fencing and related products for more than 140 years, and they are continually adding new items that match traditional quality with modern design.
This year sees their Contemporary range expanded to include Vogue Panels in two sizes and a Vogue gate. Their design features a strong mortice & tenon jointed frame and slats on both sides that are planed and rounded.
Substantial and very durable, the panels and gate will ensure your garden's privacy in a most attractive way and can be used in conjunction with collection's arch, arbour and planters.
With a choice of three widths, Elite Meloir Double Driveway Gates can complement St. Meloir Fence Panels to create a fabulous first impression for your visitors. Very distinctive with a waved lattice on top, the gates are substantial as well as decorative with mortice & tenon joints again ensuring strength and stability.
Two new Ultimate fence panels and a braced gate are sturdily constructed in the same manner, with the timber fine sawn for a smooth finish.
The Elite Lille Panel, which has planed clean cut straight slats and a horizontal trellis top, completes the new year's introductions.
You can be assured that these new additions, as with all Grange products, use FSC timber that has been pressure treated for rot resistance and they come with a ten year guarantee.
Robert Hall reviews the new Halls Qube Greenhouse, stating that; this is a major evolutionary step in greenhouse design. Read his full review of the new range here.
GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.
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.
An iced over pond will have a detrimental effect on animal and plant pond life, although fish and amphibians will survive under a frozen surface for some time, ice traps gases escaping from decaying material and prevents oxygen from entering the water.