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.
April, particularly if you are on holiday over Easter, is the time when gardeners, whatever their level of enthusiasm and skill, want to get into the garden. Andy Taylor looks at the gardening jobs that can be achieved this month.
With rising water temperature and kinder weather, April is a good month for pond maintenance and Dan Everton takes a look at the jobs that need to be done this month.
Pay attention to your lawn in the spring and Andy Taylor reckons you will receive dividends later in the year.
Looking to buy a timber planter but not sure what to purchase? David Coton provides some helpful advice on the many different designs that are available and how they can transform your patio and garden.