With Christmas rapidly approaching, our New Oscott Garden Centre has just taken delivery of that most seasonal of plants – the Poinsettia. These are David Hall's tips on to how to keep these beautiful plants at their colourful best.
Christmas decorations don't have to be streamers or fairy lights. Robert Hall finds that there's plenty of other vivid and colourful items to choose from that will brighten up the festive scene in your household.
Nothing will add more magic to your Christmas celebrations more than indoor Novelty Christmas Lights. These are illuminated by low voltage LEDs or battery powered with low running costs to suit everyone's budget.
There are lluminated silhouettes of traditonal figures such as Santa Claus arriving in a steam train with a wagon full of brightly wrapped presents. These are particularly effective cheerfully lighting up a window on a dark evening.
Other silhouettes feature a Merry Christmas message, a snowman posting letters, and more Santas delivering gifts and, in hat and gloves, sweeping the snow away.
Musical carousels will entrance children, and snow covered scenes, including a lovely wintery Gingerbread House or alpine village look marvellous whether animated or static.
Sparkling silver and gold acrylic pyramids full of warm white LEDs will make an attractive dining table centrepiece or placed on a window sill under a glistening star to welcome visitors.
Decorate the hallway walls or staircase with snowmen, top hatted santas and angels in pink dresses, these are brightly lit by LEDs and come in sets of ten on a string.
Sets of three different sized parcels in various colours, red, blue, green and gold, with silver red or green ribbons and bows will light up the eyes of all the children who see them. Filled with low voltage LEDs, they sparkle and enhance any room.
When the little ones go to bed, a night light is a great idea. You can now surprise your children with an accurately crafted classic mini, available in yellow or red and with a union flag proudly on top. They look great and provide a source of light that makes all the difference at night.
There's really no excuse not to light up your Christmas with any of these quality and quirky products and you can click here to see more Christmas Decorations
As a yearly visitor to the Hampton Court Flower Show, I'll be enjoying much of the show's inspiration and fabulous florals this year, but I'm equally excited to see the fantastic gardening range provided by Forest Garden Products.
Robert Hall takes an in-depth look at the new Titan Range from Barlow Tyrie in his latest guide to choosing and buying garden furniture…
Robert Hall reviews which metal shed would best suit you and your garden's needs in this detailed guide about the benefits, types, brands and most commonly asked questions customers ask when buying a metal shed.
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding at our Garden Centre in Birmingham. David Coton will be planting the bedding in containers this month to achieve a wonderful display of colour and here are some other jobs to do in the garden in June.