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SPONSORED: It’s officially summer now, time for a garden makeover!

Lockdown measures have increased demand for homes with gardens, a new study has found.
Lockdown measures have increased demand for homes with gardens, a new study has found.

If there is one thing that lockdown has taught us, it is to appreciate our living spaces – both indoors and outdoors. Chances are you have made some changes to your home and still have grand plans for your garden and outdoor spaces. Before you take on your al fresco improvement project, here are some suppliers and garden experts that can help you turn your garden into an outdoor sanctuary this summer.

Garden Chefs

The year 2020 is all about the staycation which means we have had more time to spend in the garden.

For this reason it’s been an extra busy time for Garden Chefs, supplying their customers the length and breadth of the country with luxury outdoor living products. At Garden Chefs, buyers select only the best ranges suppliers have to offer to give you an exciting range of outdoor cooking products, luxury outdoor furniture, luxury fire pits and patio heaters.

*So, if you are thinking of upgrading your outdoor living space and spending more time in your garden, check out the Garden Chefs website by clicking here.



PowerDoors is an award-winning Prince’s Scottish Youth Business backed company established in 1996 and have a combined experience of over 50 years and specialise in the supply and installation of garage doors along with other associated products.

Like all outdoor projects a garage door can be costly, but PowerDoors is here to help advise you on what would best be suitable for you and your needs.

Its showroom based in Lochwinnoch (10mins from Glasgow Airport) has several doors on display of all the available designs allowing you see what you would be wishing to purchase.

It offers a free quotation service for supply only, supply & install of automatic and manual garage doors in a range of designs such as: Up ‘n’ Over, Sectional, Roller and Automatic Doors.

PowerDoors also offers a repair and maintenance service and cover a vast area throughout Scotland’s central belt.

*For more, visit the website by clicking here or follow PowerDoors on Facebook, here.


Greenside Garden Centre

At Greenside Garden Centre, you can find all the gardening products you need for your outside space. The garden centre appreciates that every gardener is different and its extensive range of stock is available to gardeners of every level.

As a family-friendly business, Greenside Garden Centre knows that there is no better way to enjoy time with your friends and family than having a BBQ. As a professional BBQ supplier, it offers products to suit any need and budget. When it comes to garden furniture, it provides a complete range, including:

  • Garden tables and chairs, sofas, benches, love seats, swinging benches
  • Garden lighting including solar lighting, pathfinders, string lights, lanterns
  • Planters, pots, hanging baskets, coco basket liners – from budget to premium
  • Bird tables, bird baths, bird feeders and bird seed
  • Garden hoses, outdoor tap kits, outdoor tap protectors, hose attachments, watering cans
  • Gas and charcoal BBQs (Greenside is a registered supplier of FloGas)

*Find out more by visiting Greenside Garden Centre’s website by clicking here.



The weather is lovely, the days are long and now is the time to love our gardens. This year more than ever we all appreciate how lucky we are to have an outdoor area to enjoy.

Everyone has a different view on what a garden should be: space for the children to play, al fresco dining or a colourful collection of plants and flowers.  They are a labour of love and immensely beneficial to our mental health.

You can add sculptures, water features and furniture to transform our gardens to an extension to our homes. At Kellockbank, they are all about ‘Indoor and Outdoor Living’.  They have everything you need to create, maintain, and enjoy your garden.

Head along and see their extensive display of plants, traditional and unique, to suit every type of gardens along with sculptures and furniture to make it special to you.

*To find out more about what Kellockbank could do for your garden, visit the website by clicking here.


J & S Montgomery

Summer is upon us and keeping our lawn looking healthy and inviting for summer fun can be a chore.

At J & S Montgomery, a family-owned business since 1975, they have the products you need to take some if the hardship away.

Their experienced service technicians and sales staff can provide expert advice and assistance to ensure you choose the product that is right for you. Expert staff and John Deere’s commitment to quality makes their products special.

Utilising the best materials, innovative technology and useful features combined with traditional hands-on craftsmanship and attention to detail separates John Deere’s products from the rest. This approach ensures that all their lawnmowers are a pleasure to own and use. From the range of easy to use walk-behinds to the time-saving robotic mower, to the wide-ranging lawn tractors, there is a machine that is right for you.

*Contact J & S Montgomery Ltd and let them meet your lawn care needs and ensure your garden stands out from the rest. Click here to visit the website.


Scottish Sawmilling Services

Scottish Sawmilling Services has been a trusted provider of customised milling and timber products and services for over 50 years.

They use a wide variety of locally and internationally sourced, sustainable hard and soft wood timbers, and service customers across the UK.

Their green, air and kiln dried offerings include: elm slabs (always available). Both kiln dried and air dried from £30. Plus there uus larch, Douglas Fir, cladding, joists, posts and beams and kits.

Scottish Sawmilling Services can create bespoke log cabins and porches to give your garden a much needed upgrade, as well as building tables, worktops and bar tops indoors. All is made to your specification or to their standard designs.

*Check out all the Fife-based firm can offer you, visit Scottish Sawmilling Services website by clicking here or call 07708 335552.