Many of you will have seen the latest episode of the popular ITV series 'Love Your Garden', but did you spot the three items that Robert Hall from GardenSite donated to help transform a Salford garden from wasteland to English cottage garden?
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.
You may remember the 'autistic gardener', Alan Gardner, from the 2015 series. He'll be returning to our screens next year in the guise of 'The Avant Gardener'. During three hour long programmes some of the country's most unloved gardens will be subject to his unique skills.
On a larger scale than in the previous series, inspiration will be gained from innovative designs in this country and the United States. Designed to encourage every gardener to think 'outside of the box', Alan will discover ideas from the most unlikely sources.
A further series of Love Your Garden has also been confirmed. This will be the seventh and one of the presenters, David Domoney can also be seen dispensing advice as the resident gardener on This Morning (ITV).
Channel 4's Amazing Spaces is already taking entries for the 2017 Shed of the Year competition. It's free to enter, there's a £1000 first prize and the best sheds will be featured on TV next summer.
To give you some idea of the standard of competition, there were over 3000 entries in 2016 and the winner was the 'West Wing', made from mainly recycled materials it came complete with revolving bookcase, games room, workshop and loft area.
Garden Rescue with Charlie Dimmock will also be returning next year together with the Rich brothers. The format consists of them both coming up with ideas on how to transform a garden and then the owner decides which one to go for.
Charlie's designs tend to be less slicker than the brothers and the twenty projects that are tackled during the 45 minute programmes pose varied challenges depending on the client, budget and practical considerations.
Another programme to watch out for next year is the latest offering from James Wong, a BBC2 series explaining how science provides the foundation for food production. At the moment he is filming all over the world and the series will air in the autumn.
Finally, old favourite Gardeners' World will continue in its revamped hour long format with fresh topics and new contributors, some of whom were introduced during the recent series. Monty Don will of course be retained as the main presenter.
Currently attracting two and half million viewers, next year should be one to remember as it's the programme's golden anniversary since the first broadcast from the Oxford Botanical Gardens. Half a century and eight presenters later it is still gardening's most influential show.
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.