In these uncertain times it's reassuring to know that Barlow Tyrie have been designing and manufacturing top quality teak furniture for nearly a century, and they have announced several new ranges to coincide with their one hundredth birthday.
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.
As winners of two recent awards, you can be sure that any new offering from Zest 4 Leisure will be high on quality and, making their debut at this year's GLEE, were several products that will feature in their range next year.
Innovatively designed and expertly crafted like others in the same range, this handsome bench is the ideal place to relax with friends and family. Match with the Emily Coffee Table and you'll create a delightful and very practical set of outdoor furniture.
This lovely seat might be the perfect finishing touch to your garden. As you sit comfort reading a book or just watching the garden grow, you can the scent of honeysuckle or similar climber plant that has been trained along the trellis.
If you enjoy home cooking, gathering fresh herbs from the garden is such a boon. With three tiers, you can locate a good variety of herbs within easy picking distance of the kitchen door. Very handy if you have just a balcony or restricted space, the stand can also be used to display flowering plants.
Container gardening increases in popularity each year, and compact areas can be filled with colour and interest when you use planters as elegant as this one. A stylish shape is augmented by the attractive natural timber appearance, and a pair will be a real eye-catching combination.
I had the chance to see all these products at the NEC and I must say I can't wait to add them to all the others in the impressive Zest 4 Leisure range that we offer on GardenSite.
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.