With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different types of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Many gardens have magical qualities and, using Toscano resin figurines, David Hall has transformed his garden into a place that will truly enchant children and adults alike.
Design Toscano offer a remarkable series of attractive resin representations of angels, animals, gothic and classical figures. Some of their most popular pieces feature the fairies that delightfully populate our folklore.
Two of the most charming are the Fairy Dust Twins. Beautifully hand coloured, one of the golden haired fairies sits on a flower while the other leans on a mushroom in a coy pose. Exquisitely crafted, this is a fine example of the standard to which Toscano craft their pieces, a wonderful high quality resin creation.
Other resin fairies are authentically finished to resemble intricately carved stone. The Secret Garden Fairies designed by the artist Evelyn Myers Hartley, one pondering and the other gazing into the distance, are superb examples of a realistic stone effect.
The Fairy of the West Wind and the Celtic Fairy both feature subtley different tones with a charming emphasis on intricate detail.
Toscano's collection can be augmented by fairies in bronzed resin such as the charming Woodland Fairy. The Large Standing Fairy is an impressive 93cm in height and the Large Sitting Fairy both have wonderfully outstretched butterfly wings and a meticulously detailed body.
Whatever you choose, beauty and durability will be guaranteed due to the outstanding nature of the craftsmanship and the excellent materials used in their production. As many people remark, these figurines are 'beautifully made' and will 'enhance any garden'.
Robert Hall, senior partner at GardenSite.co.uk has been elected to sit on the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Judging Panel for 2017. The news was announced on 31st March 2017 on the GIMA website.
April, particularly if you are on holiday over Easter, is the time when gardeners, whatever their level of enthusiasm and skill, want to get into the garden. Andy Taylor looks at the gardening jobs that can be achieved this month.
With rising water temperature and kinder weather, April is a good month for pond maintenance and Dan Everton takes a look at the jobs that need to be done this month.
Pay attention to your lawn in the spring and Andy Taylor reckons you will receive dividends later in the year.