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.
Wreaths, Swags and Garlands are traditional Christmas decorations, bringing foliage, fir cones and berries into the home to dress your door, fireplace or staircase. Nathan James Dodd discovers why the extensive range that Premier offers is so popular every yuletide season.
Premier are market leaders in this type of artificial decoration, and it's no wonder why if you consider their sumptuous range that bursts with reds, greens and golds.
The Red Berry Wreath has a traditional pine foliage design decorated with red baubles of various sizes, while the Naked Red Berry Christmas Wreath is a superb example of dozens of red berries combining wonderfully with green foliage.
At 50cm in diameter, the Gold Berry Luxury Wreath is a mass of golden berries that brings tradition up to date with fashion for the modern household. Berry heart Wreaths are lovely creations featuring the poinsettia's remarkable red bracts interspersed in a heart shaped design.
Slightly less showy but equally effective is the Fibre Optic Bursts, Berries and Cones Wreath whose hi-tech fibre optics enhance the classic dark green foliage.
If you wonder what the difference is between a swag and a garland, the former are thicker in the middle and thin at their ends. The Natural Pine Cone and Red Berry Swag is very lifelike with real cones to provide a lovely wall decoration for every home.
A Naked Red Berry Garland is very similar to the wreath, festooned with berries on a brown stem that is easy to bend and fit into any location. The Red Berry and Natural Pine Cone Garland has real cones with lifelike berries and foliage pre-lit with warm white battery operated LEDs.
If you want to display your garland outside there is a Pre-Lit Outdoor Garland, traditionally decorated it's 1.8m long with 30 LEDs.
A Ready Decorated Red Poinsettia Garland is superbly decorative with large poinsttias and red berries creating a rich collaboration of colour with the green foliage. Top of the range is the Luxury Bright Tip LED Fibre Optic Garland that dazzles with light and a myriad of colours, and is an impressive two metres long.
Although Premier are the market leaders, whether you want purely traditional designs, pre-lit, or handcrafted with real foliage, you can see all our wreaths, swags and garlands on GardenSite.
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.