American Olympics team officials unexpectedly popped in to Hall's Garden Centre in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham yesterday looking for a solution to their training needs - an ice bath.
As usual the team at Hall's came up with an ingenious solution to their dilemma, two Laguna rigid preformed fish ponds with a water butt tap added to the base of the ponds. The ponds were then delivered by us to the Hyatt hotel where the team are currently staying.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2020.
Sustainability and a growing awareness of wildlife are two of the key gardening trends identified by the Royal Horticultural Society for 2020, with gardeners in a position where they can make a substantial impact regarding environmental issues.
Gardening is such a popular activity with interest only increasing over recent years that the magazine rack in your local newsagent or supermarket is packed with publications offering inspiration and practical advice.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is dull and overcast, David Coton suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.