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Glacial, Glistening, Glittering, maybe even Glamorous. Forget about 4G broadband, Martyn Loach says you can now have the latest 4G Christmas lighting.
It comes in the form of Twig Lights that grow more popular each year. To keep up with the demand, there are plenty of new designs. Easily put into place, their effect is striking, really lighting up your Christmas in both house and garden.
Twig Trees can be naturalistic, shaped like a willow or a cherry tree. Full of LEDs, they sparkle with brilliant effect - a dazzling addition to your Christmas decorations.
The trees look perfect in any situation, and come in various heights. From the beautifully formed 45cm Cherry Blossom bonsai that can sit on a table or sideboard through to a 250cm Brown Twig Tree.
Some offer a choice of colour. Depending on the style you could have a beautiful pink or blue effect, white or warm white, clear or even a mixture. And there are different lighting effects, in the shape of delicate blossoms or snow flakes and look simple stunning.
Twig Pathway Lights can also be bought separately, simply spiked into the earth along a walk way or they can look equally stunning as a group. Choose from static lights or ones with a twinkle.
Another ornament that will evoke the Christmas spirit, but not look out of place for the rest of the year, is a charmingly rustic star shaped twig arrangement, either white, coloured in a natural shade or in red. Use a ribbon to hang them in a window or or fireplace.
So there you have it, twig lights can offer effects from the dainty to the stunning, they are versatile, energy efficient and easy to set up. They also sell rather quickly, so don't miss out on something that will really light up your Christmas this year.
Visit Hall's Garden Centre in Birmimgham or go online to GardenSite to see a wide range of Christmas Twig Trees for sale.
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