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.
Here in Birmingham, the weather has been as changeable as ever, very warm just before Easter followed by a cold spell only last week. During May the threat of further frost will largely pass and, with spring well under way, Robert Hall is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month in the garden.
The weather forecast is for a sizzling summer and David Coton is already looking forward to preparing delicious barbecued food for his family and friends. Barbecues have become incredibly popular over recent years and here is David's guide on what to look out for when choosing one of these summer essentials.
Sheds of any kind are ubiquitous in the British garden and, due to their popularity, there are plenty to choose from. David Coton explores the basic considerations that need to be taken into account before purchasing one.
Robert Hall, senior partner at GardenSite.co.uk has been elected to sit on the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) Judging Panel for 2017. The news was announced on 31st March 2017 on the GIMA website.