David Coton was recently invited to the exclusive launch of Grange's new products for 2018, the result of significant investment that the garden structures and fencing firm have received from their Polish parent company.
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.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is frosty and overcast, Andy Taylor suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.
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.
It was quite an honour for GardenSite to be asked to supply the Christmas Tree to Birmingham New Street Station this year, and to celebrate we're offering a Champagne High Tea to the winners of a seasonal selfie competition.
With Storm Caroline reeking havoc many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies at some time regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite.co.uk can help with an independent insurance quote and claim.