David King began his landscaping supplies business after a back injury took him away from building gardens himself. He’d noticed that he wasn’t always able to buy what he needed in the large quantities he required, so set up his own company. These days, he and his team (including his two daughters) supply landscapers and garden designers all over East Anglia and beyond, with more than 600 trade account customers, as well as members of the public. Designers and builders bring their customers into our Halesworth depot so they can see the full range of products Kings supply.

As we head into autumn, David and the team are preparing for a surge in public custom. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons for taking on new garden projects. Sandstone paving is always popular in landscaping projects, as are railway sleepers and decking materials, as garden designers continue to explore the “outside living” trend. We’re also seeing an upturn in demand for porcelain paving, a strong, damage-resistant alternative to sandstone. Of course, turf remains popular, as people attempt to maximise their green space – but we’ve got half an eye on the weather, too… autumn and winter storms mean we’ll need to keep an eye on our stocks of fence panels!