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.
The latest episode of Love Your Garden took took us to Bolton, where Nathan James Dodd saw the team use a Grange Urban Arch and Rowlinson Raised Planters to completely transform the garden of a wheelchair bound RSPCA officer.
Alan Titchmarsh and his team took the inaccessible wasteland that Caroline Hall called her garden and turned it into a animal centred haven around which she could easily move.
A log cabin became the garden's focal point, a social hub for dining and entertaining, as well as offering a storage area for gardening equipment. As was emphasized, log cabins can also be the ideal place for hobbies and range of other activities that get you away from domestic distractions.
The garden was quite long and not very wide, and a Grange Urban Arch was used to divide it into different sections with separate themes. The arch is part of their new urban range which feature complementary contemporary items, and a bench was placed underneath where Caroline could rest and admire the team's handiwork.
Raised beds are a boon to anyone who cannot for any reason bend while tending their garden. So Rowlinsons 4' x 4' Raised Planters were installed in order that fresh vegetables could be picked for the kitchen from Caroline's wheelchair. Easy to assemble, the timber is pressure treated against rot and can be stained or painted.
The garden was completed with a traditional timber framed greenhouse and a fire pit, The latter is a rectangular steel frame containing blazing logs around which people can gather and stay warm on cool evenings. Weather resistant, the pit develops a film of rust that protects it against corrosion.
Once again the Love Your Garden team had taken an unloved and neglected piece of land and, by using innovative design and top quality landscaping materials, created a superb and very practical garden.
Nathan James Dodd
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.
Heating will be a deciding factor on the variety of plants you are able to grow in a greenhouse and the number of plants that can be kept over winter. Here, Robert Hall goes through the pros and cons of the different types of heating that are available.