Robert Hall was delighted to present Westland Horticulture with an award for Best Consumer Product Packaging for their product Westland SafeLawn at the GIMA awards 2017 and who went on to win its top award the GIMA Sword of Excellence.
Paul O'Grady is one of TV's best known presenters and, as he was celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show Week on his ITV daytime show, Nathan James Dodd thought he was just the person to receive our gift of a Zombie garden ornament.
His nightly teatime programme features celebrity chat but, on the night before the Chelsea Flower Show, the big names in entertainment were joined by a surprise guest, scarier than any celeb and with more personality than some of them.
We thought that Paul's show would be the perfect setting for one of our best selling ornaments.
But it wasn't a gnome or a nymph, it was something completely different and definitely not for the faint hearted.
The note with it said -
'Dear Paul, I thought I would send you something for your garden....From Nathan at GardenSite'.
And then, revealed in all its scary detail, was the Zombie of Montclaire Moors.
Grey as death, with frightening bulging eyes, this impressively realistic resin model was sure to send Paul's rather delicate mental state into a state of high anxiety.
If the thought of having the undead emerging from your flower bed seems like an acceptable idea to you, the Zombie of Montclaire Moors can be joined by other gruesome personalities captured in meticulous detail.
Various zombies, either whole or chosen parts, can inhabit the darkest recesses of your garden struggling to break free of the earth.
And for those who have sought refuge inside your house, surprise them with a monstrous bulging eyed harbinger of doom whose bloody head and hands will appear to have smashed through the lounge wall.
All great fun and produced superbly by Design Toscano, whose range includes much more traditional sculptures and ornaments if you are of a nervous disposition.
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.