Dazzling with colourful interest in the sunshine, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a tremendously popular annual event as it caters for both keen gardeners and also families who want a terrific day out.
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.
Building a Hutch Company Starter Chicken Coop is easy by following the detailed instructions that are supplied, it is a practical design that uses excellent quality wooden panels and requires only a screwdriver for assembly.
With a view to introducing their impressive range of timber products to GardenSite, David Coton recently visited Churnet Valley Garden Furniture to look around their manufacturing facility.
GLEE is the garden retail industry's annual show, David Coton took the opportunity to visit this year's event at the NEC in Birmingham to catch up with the news, visit current and potential suppliers and evaluate new products we can offer on GardenSIte in the coming year.
With a La Hacienda chimenea or firepit providing light and heat whatever the thermometer says, David Coton discovers that you can continue savouring an outdoor lifestyle even in late summer and the cool of an autumn evening.