They'll be no shortage of gardening programmes on TV next year with several old favourites returning and also some new series. Andy Taylor has been finding out what's planned for 2017.
Love Your Garden last night featured another Rowlinson product, this time David Hall saw Alan Titchmarsh replace a tired old garden shed with an attractive and multi-functional Connor Summerhouse which offers opportunities for both storage and leisure.
The summerhouse proved to be an essential element in the garden created by the Love Your Garden team in their latest programme, adding both style and practicality in one package.
This particular episode focussed on a Children's Nurse whose job and charity work had over the years taken priority over the garden. Due to the garden's proximity to the sea, a nautical theme prevailed with extensive decking and a stylish alternative was required for the dilapidated garden shed.
Replacing it with a Connor Summerhouse solved two problems at the same time as this contemporary building can be used for both storage and leisure. Garden tools and equipment may be safely deposited behind closed doors in one area, while the other open section is perfect for relaxation.
While highly practical, the summerhouse is also very smart with tongue and groove cladding and a louvre side panel. The lockable doors feature a large port hole window that lets through plenty of light, so this area has many other uses such as a hobby room.
A spa was created in the open area, it's certainly a very pleasant place to spend a few hours relaxing. You could also introduce a dining table and chairs, loungers to enjoy the dappled sunlight or a selection of outdoor furniture.
The Connor Summerhouse can be supplied painted as in the programme or with a natural timber finish, it's part of a large and growing selection of summerhouses, many different styles but all offering you the chance to make the most of any outdoor space.
With high winds increasingly affecting most parts of Britain, many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite can help with an insurance quote and claim.
With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different types of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Although gardening activity in February may not be so frenetic as during the summer months, there's still plenty to be done and Spring is just around the corner. Nathan James Dodd suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Dan Everton helps you look after your pond during the February with some tips on the precautions you can take to avoid the water freezing over, and advice on keeping fish at this time of the year.