Creating The Magical Outdoors With Garden Ornaments

Wildlife

In the absence of real fairies, Nathan James Dodd has used delightful resin, stone and metal ornaments to create a magical garden for his children.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Sunday, 9th of October, 2016.

Gardening Trends Highlighted At Glee

Garden Ornaments

Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 20th of September, 2016.

GardenSite Wins Home & Garden Award

Outdoor Furniture

GardenSite is always striving to be the best in all aspects of our business and along the way it’s pleasing to see our efforts appreciated. As Nathan James Dodd reports, our latest award is for ‘Stockist Of The Year 2015’.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 22nd of January, 2016.

Populating Your Garden With Animal Ornaments And Statuary

Resin Sculptures

Although we all like to encourage wildlife into the garden, creatures of a more inanimate nature can populate the landscape. Not all are native to the British Isles and Nathan James Dodd describes how your outdoor space can become quite a menagerie.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 24th of June, 2015.

Water Features That Add Classic Style To Your Garden

Bats

Ornate water features and fountains are familiar sights particularly in stately gardens and formal locations. David Coton reviews some alternatives that will add distinguished elegance to your home.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 18th of June, 2015.

Add Interest to Your Home & Garden With A Wall Plaque

Borderstone

Walls, whether they mark a boundary or support your house, are on the whole functional and unappealing. Nathan James Dodd suggests using wall plaques and ornaments to improve their appearance.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 4th of June, 2015.

Container Gardening

Sculptures

If you have a small garden, courtyard, or no garden at all, container growing might be the perfect way to fill your outside space with some of your favourite plants. Nathan James Dodd considers timber and stone containers and how best to use them.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 11th of May, 2015.

GardenSite Visits Chilstone

Grow Your Own

Chilstone have been crafting fine architectural stonework since the 1950s, Nathan James Dodd and David Coton paid a visit to their Kent HQ to discover the techniques that have made their products so successful.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 24th of April, 2015.

Review Of Strata's Natural Stone Range

Stone Ornaments

Natural stone, especially beautiful sandstone with its veins of rich colour, is a wonderful material from which to craft garden planters, water features and benches. David Coton explains why the Strata Natural Stone range, now available on GardenSite, should find a home in every garden.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 7th of January, 2015.

Benefits Of Buying A Chilstone Cast Stone Ornament

Stone Ornaments

Hand crafted cast stone ornaments are a superb addition to any garden, so GardenSite is naturally excited at the prospect of offering products from market leaders Chilstone during 2015. David Coton explains why their range of garden ornaments and architectural stonework is so impressive.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 19th of December, 2014.

Guide To Traditional Stone Planters

Sculptures

Traditional cast stone garden planters often reference styles from the classical to the rustic, with many replicating stately home originals. Nathan James Dodd reviews the range of traditional planters for sale in the UK.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 15th of December, 2014.

Stone Sundials Reviewed

Landscaping

Stone sundials feature classical, traditional and contemporary designs, in Portland, Bath, Terracotta, Slate and Coade colours. Here Nathan James Dodd, reviews the UK range.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 17th of November, 2014.

Stone Garden Furniture Reviewed

Landscaping

Decorative and practical, stone garden furniture takes inspiration from many different styles. Here is David Coton's review of stone garden furniture that's currently available on Gardensite.

Author: David Coton

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

Guide To Stone Balls And Bases

Landscaping

These perfectly round balls, mostly smooth but some decorated, can embellish a pier or capital, elegantly transforming what may be a plain entrance and landscape. In this Blog, David Coton provides a guide to cast stone Balls and Bases available to UK gardeners and landscape designers.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 24th of October, 2014.

Guide To Stone Garden Finials

Stone Ornaments

Traditionally placed on gate posts and piers, stone finials can be significant garden ornaments in their own right as well as embellishments. In this Blog, David Coton provides a guide to stone finials available in the UK to gardeners and landscape designers.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 14th of November, 2014.

Stone Bird Baths Reviewed

Stone Ornaments

Stone Bird Baths make handsome features in any garden, not forgetting their primary purpose of providing water for birds to bathe in and drink. Nathan James Dodd reviews the range available to gardeners.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 16th of October, 2014.

Guide To Contemporary Stone Planters

Bird Feeder

Stone contemporary planters are an attractive presence in gardens, conservatories and patios. David Coton from GardenSite provides a guide to choosing one that will enhance your property with style.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 15th of October, 2014.

Stone Memorial Ornaments Reviewed

Landscaping

Garden memorials are becoming more popular in the UK, as people choose to remember their pets or their loved ones with a stone ornament. Nathan James Dodd reviews the stone range of memorial ornaments sold on GardenSite that can be used as a planter, water feature or sundial.

Author: David Coton

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

Will You Be At The Chelsea Flower Show?

Landscaping

It's that time of the year again when keen gardeners look forward to attending and being inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 16th of May, 2014.

Big Brother on Channel 5, Buys Ornaments From GardenSite

water

We were recently contacted by Channel 5's Big Brother who have purchased from us four garden ornaments to be used in their Renaissance inspired house for 2014.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 19th of December, 2013.

Leanne From Kelkay Receives GardenSite's Excellent Customer Service Award

Big Brother

GardenSite partner, David Coton, is pleased to announce that Leanne Arrowsmith from Kelkay is the latest recipient of our Excellent Customer Service Award.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 18th of August, 2017.

Our Zombie Appears On The Paul O'Grady Show

Patio Kit

Paul O'Grady is one of TV's best known presenters and, as he was celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show Week on his ITV daytime show, Nathan James Dodd thought he was just the person to receive our gift of a Zombie garden ornament.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 19th of May, 2014.

New Stone Ornaments Announced

Resin Sculptures

Haddonstone have just announced the launch of the impressive Sir John Soane's Museum collection in London.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 14th of May, 2014.