There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, tips and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2019.
GardenSite has once again been nominated for the award of 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' at this year's Glee, the UK's most important Garden & Leisure Industry show.
Over several series, Alan Titchmarsh's team from the popular ITV programme 'Love Your Garden' has transformed gardens throughout the country using a varied range of traditional and new products, some donated from GardenSite and all available online.
Over the years GardenSite has regularly provided support and donated items to television programmes including Love Your Garden. A few months ago we were again contacted by the production company concerning a garden Alan Titchmarsh were planning to celebrate 70 years of the NHS.
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.
As a yearly visitor to the Hampton Court Flower Show, I always enjoy the event's inspiring floral displays, and this year I was also excited to see the fantastic gardening range provided by Forest Garden Products.
The GIMA (Garden Industry Manufacturers Association) annual awards recognise excellence in new products, marketing and export success and they attract entrants from all of the leading manufacturers. GardenSite Partner, Robert Hall, was elected to be part of the judging panel in 2017.
Sheds of all shapes, sizes and styles are once again featured in this year's Channel 4 Shed Of The Year competition, Nathan James Dodd reviews the categories and finalists.
Customer satisfaction is obviously very important for GardenSite, that's why we encourage reviews of each purchase, commenting on both the product and the buying process. Through this, Nathan James Dodd, our Marketing Manager, can keep in touch with the customer experience, ensuring that it remains market leading.
Successful companies always listen to their customers and, judging by the results of our 2016 Customer Survey, it's reassuring to know that most of them are pleased with what we offer and how easy it is to shop on GardenSite. David Coton reviews the findings of the survey.
David Coton, one of the partners at GardenSite, was recently pleased to nominate Natalie Playford from Grange Fencing for our award that recognises excellent Customer Service.
As GardenSIte's plant specialist I always keenly anticipate the HTA National Plant Show. This is my chance to visit nurseries, find out what's trending in the horticultural world and source new stock, all from under one roof.
A new chapter opens for GardenSite on Wednesday 27 January, when our first TV advertising campaign appears on Sky. Senior Partner, Robert Hall, explains the thinking behind this new venture and what you can expect.
The RHS are on the look out for the most talented school gardeners. Part of their Campaign For School Gardening, this is an annual competition and Martyn Loach reports on this year's event.
GardenSite regularly receives requests from television companies to supply props for all types of productions. Nathan James Dodd reveals that many of your most popular and well loved programmes have featured our products.
Sutton Coldfield resident Alan Gardner has the perfect job to fit his name, he's a gardener. Alan is also autistic and this has a telling effect on how he imagines the gardens that he designs, here Nathan James Dodd reviews his series garden makeover shows.
Gardeners' World Live at the NEC is just over a week away and Nathan James Dodd has found that preparations for the GardenSite sponsored garden are well under way.
Preparations are well advanced for Gardeners' World Live at the NEC, and GardenSite will be represented on the Halcyon Days show garden. Nathan James Dodd has been checking up on how the plans are progressing.
Lavender is one of the plants featured on the BBC's Great British Garden Revival. Robert Hall from Gardensite was fascinated as Diarmuid Gavin celebrated its colour and fragrance as well as medicinal and culinary qualities.
Following the popularity of the first series, the Great British Garden Revival returns to BBC Two in the new year. Nathan James Dodd finds out what endangered aspects of our gardening heritage will be featured.
The InternetRetailing Growth 2000 Report was published last week and the great news for GardenSite and our customers is that we are now listed as one of the UK's top 1000 retail websites.
GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.
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.
GardenSite delivers products all over the world and we've teamed up with our couriers Parcelforce to offer a Granite Lady and Child Crystal Ball Water Feature as the splendid prize in a Mother's Day competition.
You might not be familiar with the UK Men's Sheds Association but this is a fast growing organisation that, as David Coton discovered, encourages camaraderie and a sense of achievement among its members.
With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different forms of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Grange are introducing several new fence panels and gates in 2017 and Andy Taylor has been looking at these fresh additions to their already impressive collection of timber products.
With the security of online purchases and protection of personal information a priority for our customers, David Coton is pleased to announce that gardensite.co.uk is now fully secure across the whole site.
Palmako are one of Europe's leading manufacturers of garden buildings of many different styles that all use high quality Nordic timber, and David Coton is pleased that GardenSite can now offer their new versatile and beautifully constructed product range..
Our garden centre has been part of the local community for over 60 years, so when one of our partners, David Coton, received a request to donate a Christmas tree to a nearby hospice, he had no hesitation in helping them out.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is when everybody has the opportunity to help increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to pay for the research that will eventually find a cure for a disease that must have touched everyone in the country.
A breakfast briefing with Diarmuid Gavin was one of the high points of Glee 2016 for Nathan James Dodd, when the discussion focussed on how to attract young people into the gardening industry.
Charlie Dimmock returned to our screens last week with Garden Rescue and Nathan James Dodd has been catching up on what has been happening in this latest garden transformation programme.