Repeating the success of last year, Nathan James Dodd is pleased to report that Gardensite.co.uk has again been voted as having the 'Best Online Garden Retail Buying Team' at Glee 16, the UK's most important Garden and Leisure Industry show.
Once the Christmas tree arrives home, most people can't wait to decorate it with lights. Nathan James Dodd reviews the LED Christmas Tree lights that can magically transform a bare tree into something that is wonderfully decorative.
Over recent years, LEDs have increased our expectations of how bright and colourful Christmas Tree Lights should be, and what effects can be achieved.
Konstsmide are one of the manufacturers who have used LEDs in the most innovative ways. They allow you to wrap your tree with brilliant clear, white and multi-coloured lights, some static while others are multi-functional.
There are 80, 100 and 120 light sets with, depending on the particular set, warm white, ice white and multi-coloured LEDs attached to a generously long cable.
Premier also offer good value static indoor Christmas tree lights with a choice of 300 and 400 clear bulb sets, or 200 clear or multi-coloured bulbs. As an alternative, Premier sets of 400 multi-function ultrabright LEDs can twinkle, chase and delight using eight impressive effects.
The Micro Light Chain, from Konstsmide, is a perennial best seller. With intense mini LEDs taking a starring role in covering the tree with speckles of dazzling light.
Konstsmide LED Micro Light Sets sparkle with pink, blue, white, red and multi-colours. These are static or multi-functional and, above all, very bright.
To evoke a more Dickensian Christmas, Konstsmide have flickering clip-on red and white candles with dripping wax that can be used on their own or in conjunction with other lights. These again are very popular, creating a mood that resonates with Christmasses past.
Cluster lights are what they say on the packet, dozens of small LEDs in dense clusters that garland a tree with light. Easy to decorate the tree straight out of the box, you can add candles or other decorations for maximum impact.
LED Christmas Tree Lights are no doubt contemporary but manage to merge the benefits of modern technology with tradition, bringing the best out of both to create a superb decorative effect.
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.
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.
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.