Gardening

Garden Tasks for June

Garden Tasks for June  June is definitely the metal garden furniture connoisseur’s favourite month:  the nights are long and warm, the days are sunny and bright, the garden is verdant and there’s a very good chance that you actually get to eat outdoors round your aluminium patio table or bask...

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Potatoes on the Patio

Potatoes on the Patio I was pushing the trolley round my local Waitrose this week and a handy mixed bag of Alan Titchmarsh endorsed Potatoes caught my eye.  Alan loves ‘Potatoes On The Patio’. What “AlanTitchmarsh and Waitrose Grow Your Own” have cleverly done is to offer a mixed bag...

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Daffodils

Daffodils  There really aren’t many sights to beat the irrepressible daffodils that are bursting out all over the place.  Even a municipal roundabout looks better covered in daffs and somehow they seem to glow even brighter on dark rainy days.  Of course we all know about daffodils from William Wordsworth’s...

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Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons  The flowering season for rhodies is a little late this year so plenty of time to plan a visit to see them at their best, if you don’t grow them at home.  Few who have marvelled at these plants when they are in full show would have any idea...

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Climbers for the Patio – the how

As I look out of my office window onto the paved area where my own cast aluminium patio furniture sits I can admire a fantastic scrambling clematis in full bloom. It’s been looking splendid since Easter. A paved seating area, regardless of how carefully you choose your metal outdoor furniture,...

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Water Butts – No Ifs, No Butts

Water Butts Water Butts – The dormant days of winter are an excellent time for planning of all kinds and while water conservation is unlikely to be a top priority at the moment, it is an excellent time to think about storing rainwater for the summer ahead. There have never...

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Gardening Apps

Gardening Apps Something to keep you amused during the wintery weather – some of our favourite gardening apps … Plant Identifiers Top of gardening apps has to be PlantSnapp – this handy little beastie is like having the GQT team in your pocket.  For iPhone and iPad, all you need...

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Gardening Advice

Gardening Advice Online Metal Garden Furniture Towers has been very quiet of late.  Rather than venture out into our own or other people’s gardens, we’ve been finding gardening advice on the internet, carefully avoiding any metal metal furniture sites in favour of something a little more green fingered… There are...

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Garden Shows

Garden Shows With A Difference Ever since we started selling patio furniture, we’ve attended garden shows to sell our ranges of metal garden furniture. These range from the big traditional ones such as RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court to much smaller local independent events. Sometimes these upstarts can...

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Snowdrops

Snowdrops – An Obsession Hurrah!  The Christmas decorations are just about packed away and the Christmas tree is hanging around the garden waiting to be composted or cut up for firewood.  The first eager shoots of the snowdrops are peeking through – surely the most welcome of all gardening signs,...

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