David Coton was recently invited to the exclusive launch of Grange's new products for 2018, the result of significant investment that the garden structures and fencing firm have received from their Polish parent company.
When the weather becomes too cold and damp to sit outside or host a barbecue it's also time to safeguard your garden furniture, Nathan James Dodd reviews the covers that offer protection from wind, rain and snow until spring arrives.
Over the colder, wetter months you have to ensure that valuable garden furniture and equipment is protected against the elements. The problem is that some are fixed into place and you may not be have enough storage space to bring other items inside. This means that covers are an essential investment.
Bosmere are the major manufacturer of waterproof and UV stabilised outdoor waterproof covers for all kinds of garden furniture. Their circular and rectangular patio set covers are manufactured from top quality material with a wipe clean surface. Different sizes are available for 4 – 10 seater patio tables, and they come in square and rectangular shapes. Brass coated eyelets, strings and cord locks enable for effective fastening.
Furniture covers of all types and sizes are specially shaped to fit specific items. Benches, folding chairs, armchairs and sun loungers are also no problem with Bosmere Cover Up and Premier furniture covers. Whether they are giant or just large, parasols can be protected as well as variously designed patio heaters including chimeneas.
If you have children, they'll be unhappy that the trampoline will be out of bounds for a while but relieved to know that a trampoline cover will keep it in perfect condition until the following year. Hammocks and swings can also be covered but probably more important to adults will be the barbecue.
Barbecue covers come in various sizes to fit a basic kettle BBQ to the largest super grills. And it's not only winter protection that's important, summer rain showers aren't exactly unknown, and these hardwearing covers are perfect to use all year round.
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.