How Easy Is It To Keep Chickens?

Wildlife

Chickens aren't difficult to look after, all they require is a constant supply of water and regular food. As Martyn Loach explains, you should keep an eye open for any ailments, and they'll need to be cleaned out once a week.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 15th of October, 2018.

Our Guide To La Hacienda Chimeneas And Firepits

Chickens

With a La Hacienda chimenea or firepit providing light and heat whatever the thermometer says, David Coton discovers that you can continue savouring an outdoor lifestyle even in late summer and the cool of an autumn evening.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 4th of September, 2018.

GardenSite Visits New Supplier Churnet Valley

Brands

With a view to introducing their impressive range of timber products to GardenSite, David Coton recently visited Churnet Valley Garden Furniture to look around their manufacturing facility.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Monday, 17th of September, 2018.

Zest4Leisure Range For 2019 Launched

Outdoor Furniture

In a relatively short space of time Zest4Leisure has established a reputation for high quality timber garden products, well designed and expertly manufactured. New products for 2019 were launched at the recent SOLEX trade show and David Coton was impressed with what he saw.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 27th of July, 2018.

How Easy Is It To Keep Chickens In The Garden?

Picnic Table

All you need to keep chickens in your garden is a coop or hen house and an enclosed run. The coop can be built to your own specifications, other garden buildings such as a shed can be converted and re-purposed as a coop, or most people purchase one that is either ready built or that needs assembling. A run can be an integral part of the coop's design or you can construct one using wire mesh.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 1st of May, 2018.

Grange Launch Their New Products For 2018

Chicken Coop

David Coton was recently invited to the exclusive launch of Grange's new products for 2018, the result of significant investment that the garden structures and fencing firm have received from their Polish parent company.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 30th of October, 2017.

Zest 4 Leisure Introduce New Products For 2018

Bench

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.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 13th of September, 2017.

Review of the Barlow Tyrie Titan Rustic Garden Furniture Range

Garden Furniture

Robert Hall takes an in-depth look at the new Titan Range from Barlow Tyrie in his latest guide to choosing and buying garden furniture…

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 8th of June, 2017.

Reviewing Log Burner Fuel Types

Barlow Tyrie

It's important to stock up on logs, kindling and fuel for your home, especially ready for the Winter season. But picking the right type of fuel can be a hard task, so we've created this handy guide to help you pick the best logs, peat, pellets or briquettes to fuel your home all year round.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 15th of December, 2016.

Why Choose Techmar Low Voltage Lighting

Wood Burners

Now that the clocks have gone back and the evenings suddenly get darker, you might well be considering installing reliable outdoor lighting, and the Techmar Low Voltage system would be an ideal choice. David Coton investigates the Techmar Lighting range now available in the UK.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 15th of November, 2016.

Top Ten Pieces Of Equipment For A Forest School

Low Voltage

Forest Schools are inspiring places, designed to give children the opportunity to develop confidence and increase self-esteem in natural woodland. Nathan James Dodd suggests ten items that will useful in such an environment.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 20th of May, 2016.

How To Create A Mud Kitchen

Bench

When David Coton's children suggested setting up a mud kitchen, he was initially unsure what was involved, but soon found out that they are easy to set up, great fun, educational and would keep the children busy for hours.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 20th of May, 2016.

Trimetals Wins Prestigious Queen's Award

Mud Kitchen

Trimetals metal storage solutions continue to be popular best sellers on GardenSite and the company has now been officially recognised as one of Britain's 'brightest businesses'. Robert Hall learnt of this latest achievement on the Queen's birthday.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Friday, 22nd of April, 2016.

2016 Gardening Trends

TriMetals

With Christmas and the New Year celebrations over with, it’s time to think about gardening trends for 2016, here’s what Nathan James Dodd foresees in the coming months.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 7th of January, 2016.

Autumn Covers For Garden Furniture

Birds

When the weather becomes too cold and damp to sit outside or host a barbecue it's also time to safeguard your garden furniture, Nathan James Dodd reviews the covers that offer protection from wind, rain and snow until spring arrives.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 15th of October, 2015.

Review of the Cologne Furniture Range by Alexander Rose

Teak Furniture

With news of the release of the Cologne garden furniture range by Alexander Rose, Andy Taylor looks into the features, design and materials, while giving his review of this exciting new collection.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Friday, 11th of September, 2015.

A Guide To Asgard Metal Storage Sheds

Picnic Table

With security very much in mind, Asgard manufacture heavy duty metal storage units for garden equipment, bikes, motor cycles and many other items that need to be kept out of the reach of thieves. David Coton reviews their impressive range which is all designed and built in the UK.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 24th of August, 2015.

The Benefits Of Buying Techmar Low Voltage Lighting

Brands

With autumn nearly upon us, Nathan James Dodd recommends installing outdoor lighting that makes the garden come alive during dark evenings.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 1st of January, 1970.

Who Will Be Crowned ITV's BBQ Champ?

Low Voltage

Another culinary competition sizzles onto our screens this Friday with the arrival of 'BBQ Champ'. Nathan James Dodd reports that eight amateurs will be competing for a £25,000 cash prize.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 30th of July, 2015.

Our Top List of Outdoor Picnic Tables

Outdoor Living

Eating outside is one of summer's pleasures and Nathan James Dodd thinks there's nothing better or more simple than a picnic table on which to share a meal with family and friends.

Author: David Coton

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

Kelkay Launches Woodshaw Outdoor Timber Furniture

Bench

Woodshaw is the brand name of the new timber garden furniture and decorative features range that Kelkay, one of the UK's leading landscape materials suppliers, are launching following their acquisition of Anchorfast.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 24th of September, 2018.

Why Is Gardening Good For Your Health?

Bench

Gardening really is good for you. Whether this is backed up by research findings or a fact that you intuitively know is true, there's no doubt that even only a few hours a week in the garden is beneficial for both mind and body.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Thursday, 9th of August, 2018.

Forest Launches New Storage Range

Autism

Forest have been making high quality timber garden products for over half a century. David Coton has had the chance to see their brand new storage range that has recently been launched.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 14th of September, 2017.

How to Choose The Right BBQ For Your Needs

Garden Buildings

The weather forecast is for a sizzling summer and David Coton is already looking forward to preparing delicious barbecued food for his family and friends. Barbecues have become incredibly popular over recent years and here is David's guide on what to look out for when choosing one of these summer essentials.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 28th of April, 2017.

David Coton Visits Forest Timber Garden Products

Beefeater

Forest are one of GardenSite's major suppliers of timber sheds and garden structures, fencing and associated landscaping products. One of our partners, David Coton, last week enjoyed a visit to their headquarters and transport hub at Hartlebury near Kidderminster.

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Sunday, 30th of October, 2016.

Gardening Trends Highlighted At Glee

Arbour

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.