Window Lights are wonderful way to greet visitors to your house at Christmas, and here Andy Taylor reviews Konstsmide's contemporary and traditional range of Candlesticks, Welcome Lights and Silhouettes.
Candles are a beautiful part of the Christmas scene and, if you are unsure about the safety of real ones, David Coton thinks that the Konstsmide range of candles can be an attractive alternative.
Everyone will be very familiar with the very special atmosphere that wax candles can create especially at special times such as Christmas. We are all familiar with Dickensian houses lit by candles but there's no doubt that their attractive nature can have a dangerous aspect.
Lifelike battery operated candles on the other hand are very safe and, with a gently flickering flame, Konstsmide candles will illuminate your home with lovely warm light throughout the Christmas holidays.
There's no doubt that they are very realistic, carefully modelled to resemble a real flame melting the wax. Placed anywhere, but particularly on fireplaces and side tables, these marvellous candles will effortlessly introduce a relaxing ambiance.
There are sets of three and four Natural Wax Candles that can be displayed as a group or individually, perhaps along a mantelpiece with their light making dancing shadows on the wall behind.
The 15cm White Wax and Spherical Natural Wax candles have a in-built timer that operates over 4 - 8hrs, while a sensor is installed in the 10cm, 20cm and the impressively tall 30cm Natural Wax Candle so that the candle flickers into life at dusk and then extinguishes itself when dawn breaks.
Warm White Pine Wax Candles are delightfully styled as pine cones and come in a set of three. These, together with a Natural 10cm Wax Candle with Gold Pattern, will make charming decorations for a windowsill or as a dining table centrepiece.
Candles have enhanced our homes with their alluring light for centuries and now Konstsmide have added another dimension, and that's not just for Christmas, they look fabulous throughout the year decorating your home with their unique presence.
With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different types of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Although gardening activity in February may not be so frenetic as during the summer months, there's still plenty to be done and Spring is just around the corner. Nathan James Dodd suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Dan Everton helps you look after your pond during the February with some tips on the precautions you can take to avoid the water freezing over, and advice on keeping fish at this time of the year.
Heating will be a deciding factor on the variety of plants you are able to grow in a greenhouse and the number of plants that can be kept over winter. Here, Robert Hall goes through the pros and cons of the different types of heating that are available.