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Review of Evika G1 Greenhouses

Wildlife

I had never heard of Evika Greenhouses but when I walked into our annual Garden & Leisure Exhibition 2019 (GLEE) it was the only product I really saw. A brand new greenhouse brand is always going to get my attention but the sense that this was not only new, but different, kept my focus.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 12th of September, 2019.

Review of Rubbermaid Plastic Sheds

Polycarbonate Glazing

New products are the lifeblood of many industries and it’s no different in the gardening sector and most of us above a certain age will know the Rubbermaid brand well, particularly if you have ever been in the cleaning industry.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 16th of September, 2019.

Shedlands Sun Pent Shed Review

Sheds

A Sun Pent shed from Shedlands is a versatile garden structure that is full of light and can be used as both a workshop and potting shed. Martyn Loach recently invested in the 8ft x 6ft version and here is his review of the shed and its installation.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Saturday, 20th of July, 2019.

Review of the new Elite Edge Greenhouse

Sheds

Elite Greenhouses have always been at the forefront of new design combined with an unrivalled user-friendly experience and the Edge has got it all.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 5th of April, 2019.

Review of Biohort Highline Metal Shed

Elite

Sometimes only the best will do. And if you are looking for the best domestic shed on the UK market it will probably be branded with the Biohort name and logo.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 17th of April, 2019.

Review of the Juliana Urban City Greenhouse

Sheds

Robert Hall highlights the pros and cons to Juliana's new urban greenhouse range, reviewing the City, Balcony and Vertical greenhouse models after his first look at these fabulous new additions.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 9th of May, 2019.

Review of Halls Qube Greenhouses

Juliana City

Robert Hall reviews the new Halls Qube Greenhouse, stating that; this is a major evolutionary step in greenhouse design. Read his full review of the new range here.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 29th of November, 2018.

Zest 4 Leisure Introduce New Products For 2018

Polycarbonate Glazing

Zest 4 Leisure have always offered a popular range of timber garden furniture and this week at GLEE, the garden industry's leading trade show, David Coton had the opportunity to review their new products for 2018.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 13th of September, 2017.

Review of Barlow Tyrie Equinox Range of Garden Furniture

Garden Furniture

We've been selling Barlow Tyrie furniture since the 1960's and so have had our fair share of experience with Barlow Tyrie's products, including the popular Equinox range. Simon shares his review of the Equinox garden furniture range for those interested in knowing a little more about this collection before purchasing.

Author: Simon

Written by Simon .
Published on Tuesday, 4th of July, 2017.

Review of Haddonstone's Gothic Basket and State Vase

Brands

As an avid collector of exquisite garden vases, planters and sculptures, Robert Hall shares his experience about the Haddonstone brand. Robert's wealth of knowledge learnt from dealing with the company for many years as well as from his own Haddonstone collection at home makes his familiarity ideal for reviewing the products in question.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 3rd of July, 2017.

Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai - The Miniature Fuji Cherry

Brands

Call it whatever you wish, Robert Hall says that the Miniature Fuji Cherry or Prunus incisa Kojo no-mai, is a superb flowering miniature cherry tree.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 28th of August, 2015.

Urban And Contemporary Garden Structures from Grange

Organic Gardening

Grange have a long history of manufacturing decorative timber garden structures. Their new Urban and Contemporary collections feature the type of sharp, clean lines that David Coton thinks will benefit any modern landscape.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 21st of April, 2016.

Halls Greenhouses Featured In TV Advertising Campaign

Grange

GardenSite's first advertisement in their new TV campaign features Halls Greenhouses, David Coton reviews their freestanding, lean to and wall garden range.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 27th of January, 2016.

A Look Into Jagram's Gazebo, Pavilion And Canopy Range

Greenhouses

With the new garden building range by Jagram becoming available at GardenSite, Andy Taylor looks into the features and availability which this new range has to offer in terms of its J-Class Gazebos, Pavilions and Canopies.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 10th of December, 2015.

Why Palram Use Polycarbonate Glazing For Their Greenhouses

Summer House

Andy Taylor takes a look at the reasons why Palram prefer to use Polycarbonate as the glazing option for their greenhouses rather than traditional glass.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Sunday, 14th of June, 2015.

Zest Receives Our Best Selling Arbour Award

Greenhouses

David Coton spent a day in north Wales recently to present Zest4Leisure with an award for their Dorset Arbour achieving the highest sales on GardenSite in 2014 and to see what's in store for this year.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of April, 2015.

Westminster Garden Furniture Review

Patio

Westminster garden furniture offers a range of classical, modern and stylish pieces for your outdoor space. Robert Hall takes a look into the ranges and products available, the exceptional quality materials used and what Westminster can do to inspire your home's exterior.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 25th of March, 2015.

Stone Garden Furniture Reviewed

Garden Furniture

Whether contemporary or classical, plain or highly decorative, as stone furniture is made from a natural material, its design will blend easily into most garden surroundings. Each type of stone imbues the furniture with particular characteristics, and you have a wide choice to suit individual taste and the landscape that you wish to create.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Saturday, 15th of November, 2014.

Review of the New Lotus Metal Shed from Store More

Landscaping

Robert Hall has been selling metal sheds for over 40 years to UK gardeners and home owners. So when the new Lotus shed arrived on the British market this year, and he saw it at the GLEE gardening trade show, he could not wait to review it for The Gardener.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 9th of October, 2014.

Stone Memorial Ornaments Reviewed

Biohort

Garden memorials are becoming more popular in the UK, and David Coton reviews the range of ornaments and statuary available on GardenSite as people choose this way to remember their loved ones and even their pets.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 10th of June, 2014.

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