With only a few months' training under her belt, GardenSite's own Flori Bosnigeanu took part in this year's Great Birmingham Run, raising over £500 for the city's Children's Hospital.
If you want to save on energy this Christmas, Nathan James Dodd thinks you should look no further than Battery Operated Christmas Lights.
Konstsmide offer a variety of light sets both static and multi-functional, white and multi-coloured. You don't need a nearby mains socket and most sets can be used inside the house or out in the garden and come with a timer or dusk to dawn sensor.
Premier Battery Time Lights can measure up to 20 metres (200 light set) and a 6 hour timer minimises power consumption. Designed for indoor and outside use, there is an eight function multi-action controller.
The same company offers many other decorative items including snowing shower lights, bead garlands and lovely candles with dancing flames that will look beautiful on a side table or as a dining table centrepiece.
In addition to their light sets, Konstsmide also have a superb selection of lifelike flickering candles. Their wreaths sparkle with LEDs and your favourite festive animals such as polar bears and reindeer together with a snowman and penguins, are internally lit by LEDs.
For your window, there are exquisite Konstsmide alpine scene silhouettes, expertly crafted using fret cut wood and warm white lighting. For something completely different, your walls can be decorated with illuminated canvases from Premier that feature a montage of Christmas scenes.
Finally, and the most energy efficient lighting of all are LED pathway and multi-action lights that are solar powered and will transform your garden with zero running costs.
Create a Halloween party in your house or garden with ideas and suggestions from David Coton that will keep your children and neighbours thrilled and spooked on the 31st October.
Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
Used originally to frighten away evil spirits, now placed near the front door to deter trick or treaters, carved pumpkins have been part of Halloween for a very long time. Here Martyn Loach explains the process of creating the scariest pumpkin in your street.
To grow the biggest, scariest pumpkin in time for Halloween isn't easy as they take some time to mature and prefer a warm climate. To have the best chance of success Martyn Loach recommends sowing seed indoors during April and then planting out in late May or June.