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.
Although from the southern hemisphere, while Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, penguins are essential Christmas characters and Nathan James Dodd explains how to complete your decorations with this quirky flightless bird.
Black or blue and white, our penguins come in a variety of sizes and will come alive when lit by LED lights.
King of our penguins is 63cm tall and comes from the Swedish manufacturers Konstsmide. It's modelled in acrylic and filled with bright LEDs.
A sibling is also available that's slightly smaller at 45cm. Both come with a transformer and plug.
Konstsmide produce several other battery lit penguins seen waddling, standing, and laying on the ice. There's also a very sweet depiction of a mother and her baby.
Similar acrylic penguins are produced by Premier and are delivered complete with a transformer and cable for immediate use. A baby is particularly cute and they are all house trained, so can be located in the house as well as outside.
As can be expected from Vivid Arts, their penguins are meticulously created from high quality resin. The Emperor Penguin is tremendously impressive and will welcome your guests with his distinct black and orange plumage.
For your own penguin, visit the dedicated Christmas Penguins page on GardenSite and pick up a penguin right now.
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.