Requesting a greenhouse without glass is one of the more unusual inquiries that our Marketing Department has received, but it was all in the cause of art and we were pleased to help out local designer Julian Bull create his latest installation.
GardenSite's first advertisement in their new TV campaign features Halls Greenhouses, Nathan James Dodd reviews their freestanding, lean to and wall garden range.
The choice of different styles and sizes is extensive, from the smallest 4ft x 2ft Lean To Wall Garden up to the impressive 14ft x 8ft Supreme and Magnum models.
They all represent great value for money when you consider their build quality and specifications.
Popular 6ft wide freestanding greenhouses are ideal if you have limited space. They are fitted with opening roof vents, integral gutters and three glazing options – horticultural, toughened or polycarbonate. A perfect 'starter' greenhouse for people who want somewhere accessible and easy to look after.
At 8ft wide, the Universal range is again an attractive traditional style greenhouse that is entirely practical. With similar features to the Popular, including a smooth action sliding door, the largest Universal greenhouse has over 100 sq ft of growing space. As with other Halls greenhouses, there is the choice of an anodised aluminium or powder coated green frame.
If you are looking for something larger, consider the Supreme and Magnum ranges which can be up to 14ft x 8ft in size.
The Magnums are traditionally styled with great specifications.. Cast iron joints reinforce the frame and double sliding doors increase accessibility. Again there are three glazing options for the long panes that encourage excellent light transmission to create a thriving growing environment.
If appearance matters, you can consider the stylish Supreme greenhouses, with specifications to match the Magnum, these elegant structures will enhance your garden with curved eaves that also add extra height.
Not everyone has a garden, but even if you just have a balcony or small outside space, there's the opportunity to grow quite a selection of plants in a lean to or wall garden.
The smallest wall garden is only 4ft x 2ft and, like the larger 6ft x 2ft version, will fit snugly into a confined area. Venting and a sliding door come as standard, and the Supreme Curved Wall Garden has additional shelving and staging so that a greater variety of plants can be grown in a practical and very good looking structure.
A larger Lean To will broaden your horizons and Halls have curved eave and traditonal styles up to the outstanding Silverline 12ft x 6ft model that has long single sheet glazing, excellent ventilation and a door that can be fitted at either end.
All Halls greenhouses come with a large selection of accessories including a base plinth and currently there is a promotion offering a one tier Staging Unit and Top Extension completely free together with a selection of seeds.
Although installation is straightforward following detailed instructions, we can arrange to have your Halls greenhouse and all options assembled at a reasonable extra cost. Delivery is free and included in the price if you live in England, Wales and the Scottish lowlands.
Dazzling with colourful interest in the brilliant sunshine, this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will prove to be a tremendous attraction for everyone as it caters for both keen gardeners and families who just what a day out in magnificent surroundings.
After all the dry hot weather that much of the country has experienced over the last few weeks, the lavender in David Coton's garden is at its most colourful and scented, he's cutting the flowerheads to make lavender biscuits or drying them for pot pourri. Here are more jobs you can do in the garden during July.
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.
As part of a project designed to sow ideas, grow inspiration and cultivate futures, 300 London schools are growing their own picnic this summer and their reward could be a £500 voucher from GardenSite.