Log burners and open fires have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Andy Taylor explains how you can have a continuous supply of dry, well seasoned, wood by investing in a log store.
In order to bring our customers the best quality products at the keenest prices, we insist on staying close to our suppliers. That's why David Coton and Nathan James Dodd spent a day recently at Rowlinson, manufacturers of quality timber garden products.
An insistence on high standards and the finest materials has been key to Rowlinson's success and that's why this family business has been trading in timber products for nearly 90 years.
Based in Cheshire, we were shown around their impressive premises where arbours and arches, canopies and gazebos, cabins, summerhouses, sheds, storage and a lot more besides, are assembled by their skilled workforce.
Always striving to keep their offering fresh and relevant, the management team showed how new products are designed and manufactured, and these are now available on GardenSite.
Increasing your storage options are a 4ft x 3ft pressure treated shiplap shed, and a contemporary Wooden Patio Storette that will protect cushions and other accessories from the weather.
Their furniture range includes the seven piece Plumley hardwood dining set that folds for easy storage. Faux rattan furniture is designed for use indoor or outside where you may find a choice of sturdy benches.
Wildlife benefits from a range of premium quality bird tables with either slate or wooden roof panels.
Rowlinson take the environmental responsibilities seriously and we were assured that all their timber comes from well managed FSC accredited forests.
With large stock levels, the availability of Rowlinson products is excellent. They are all supplied with full instructions and the appropriate assembly fixings including any felt and glazing.
Our visit to Rowlinson was thoroughly enjoyable, and GardenSite continues to be proud to sell their superb British made products. See all their range here and read about how we are including the Carmen Pavilion into the Halcyon Days show garden at Gardeners' World Live.
Here in Birmingham, the weather has been as changeable as ever, very warm just before Easter followed by a cold spell only last week. During May the threat of further frost will largely pass and, with spring well under way, Robert Hall is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month in the garden.
The weather forecast is for a sizzling summer and David Coton is already looking forward to preparing delicious barbecued food for his family and friends. Barbecues have become incredibly popular over recent years and here is David's guide on what to look out for when choosing one of these summer essentials.
Sheds of any kind are ubiquitous in the British garden and, due to their popularity, there are plenty to choose from. David Coton explores the basic considerations that need to be taken into account before purchasing one.
Robert Hall, senior partner at GardenSite.co.uk has been elected to sit on the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Judging Panel for 2017. The news was announced on 31st March 2017 on the GIMA website.