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.
This is Andy Taylor's guide on how to decorate your garden with Christmas during the festive season, creating a beautiful, sometimes stunning display of brightness and colour.
Christmas decorations can brighten the deepest mid-winter and it’s not difficult to achieve a stunning show that will cheer up the cold dark nights and a spectacle that will complete your celebrations.
Welcoming animal figures that can populate your garden include penguins, polar bears and reindeer taking time off from ferrying Santa in his sleigh.
Your children will also love the bright 'Santa Stop Here!' sign, just in case he misses your house, especially when there's a collection of neatly wrapped illuminated presents near by,.
Solar powered star shaped pathway lights are a colourful addition to the garden where cables can’t be accommodated. Blue, multi-coloured or white, each bunch is laden with stars and can shine brilliantly where mains power isn't possible.
Hanging lanterns and festoon lights can be deployed along a path or hung in trees and bushes. Net lights are innovative ways to cover bushes and trees with a mass of multi-function, multi-coloured, lights that can wave, glow, chase, flash and fade.
Beautifully designed in a variety of styles and sizes, brightly lit Twig Trees will add light and magic to the garden. Brown or shimmering white willow trees create an ethereal feel, others have delicate tracery of frosted branches that are stunning in their simplicity.
The illuminated white twig tree features a sprinkling of white fairy lights resembling a glittering firework, while topiary style trees are more naturalistic. Flowering Japanese cherry trees possess an intricate framework of twigs and branches brought to life with bright crystal effect blossoms.
Many people will only think of decorating the inside of their house, but these fabulous products make you realise that there are now huge opportunities to turn your garden into something very colourful, bright and welcoming.
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.