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.
When you think of Christmas lighting, there's nothing more traditional than fairy lights. David Coton has been looking at the new generation of Christmas Fairy Lights that will brighten your home this year.
Clear, white and multi-coloured LED fairy lights are ideal to envelop your tree and fill your home with brilliant light.
Konstsmide's Clear Christmas Indoor Lights come in three different lengths, up to 1635cm (53ft) with 100 LEDs. Other Konstsmide LED Light Sets have 80, 100 or 120 lights that can cover a tree or decorate your house in warm white, ice white or multi-colours.
These are all superb value, as is the Micro Light Chain set from Konstsmide. This is always a best seller, creating a galaxy of sparkling light that stretches over 1624cm (53ft).
However, of all the Christmas lights, you may think that stars of the show are the other Konstsmide LED Micro Light Sets that can sprinkle white, red, blue, pink and multi-colours throughout your home. These are static and multi-function, very bright and highly durable, the largest set is 27.33metres (89ft) long with 320 LEDs.
Premier also offer static indoor Christmas Fairy Lights to be hung on a tree, over a bannister or along a mantelpiece. There is 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 and chase and delight using eight dazzling effects.
There's no doubt that LEDs have introduced a new dynamism into the Christmas household with intense light sets offering colour and movement, and all these sets make full use of the technology with great value for money products.
With high winds increasingly affecting most parts of Britain, many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite can help with an insurance quote and claim.
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.