GardenSite supports Langley School in Preperation for Sutton Coldfield In Bloom

Wildlife

As the town gets ready for this year’s Sutton Coldfield in Bloom, those on the route are busy preparing to impress the judges. This includes Langley Primary School who are being visited on the 10th of July to assess the Town’s entry into this year’s Heart of England ‘In Bloom’ competition.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of June, 2019.

How Easy Is It To Keep Chickens?

Media

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.

Top Ten Pieces Of Equipment For A Forest School

Barlow Tyrie

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.

Review of the Cologne Furniture Range by Alexander Rose

Birds

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.

Who Will Be Crowned ITV's BBQ Champ?

Picnic Table

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.

Horticultural Facts and Figures

Outdoor Living

With all the numbers from yesterday's budget in mind, David Coton has been looking through some statistics in relation to the horticultural industry.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 9th of July, 2015.

Gardensite To Distribute Char-Broil Barbecues

BBQ

Char-Broil has been the best selling barbecue brand in the US since 1948, and David Coton is pleased to announce that Gardensite will shortly be distributing their products.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 19th of May, 2015.

GardenSite Visits Rowlinson Timber Products

Outdoor Living

In order to bring our customers the best quality products at the keenest prices, we insist on staying close to our suppliers. That's why David Coton and Nathan James Dodd spent a day recently at Rowlinson, manufacturers of quality timber garden products.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Wednesday, 6th of May, 2015.

Westminster Garden Furniture Review

Outdoor Living

Westminster garden furniture offers a range of classical, modern and stylish pieces for your outdoor space. Robert Hall takes a look into the ranges and products available, the exceptional quality materials used and what Westminster can do to inspire your home's exterior.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 25th of March, 2015.

Manufacturer Konstsmide Visits GardenSite

Garden Furniture

Robert Hall reflects on a visit by leading Swedish lighting manufacturers Konstsmide to our garden centre in Sutton Coldfield. Here they saw their Christmas products on display both in the store and online.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 18th of November, 2014.

Kelkay Launches Woodshaw Outdoor Timber Furniture

Low Voltage

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

When the forecast is for sizzling weather, David Coton instantly looks 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.