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.
In normal circumstances with warmer weather and Easter coming along soon, you should be stocking up on bedding plants to fill planters, borders and hanging baskets. However, even though the garden centre is currently closed, we are still trading online and, while you may be confined to home, there are plenty of garden jobs for you to tackle during April. David Coton has these suggestions.
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.
Robert Hall explains how getting out into the garden can help us to exercise, get out into the open air, enjoy time with nature and to help keep our minds occupied during these overwhelming Covid-19 times.
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.