Showcasing young musical talent, this year's Winter Concert at Arthur Terry School was an outstanding success and took place against the stunning backdrop of a Christmas Tree donated by GardenSite.
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.
Dazzling with colourful interest in the brilliant sunshine, this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will prove to be a tremendous attraction for everyone as it caters for both keen gardeners and families who just what a day out in magnificent surroundings.
After all the dry hot weather that much of the country has experienced over the last few weeks, the lavender in David Coton's garden is at its most colourful and scented, he's cutting the flowerheads to make lavender biscuits or drying them for pot pourri. Here are more jobs you can do in the garden during July.
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.
As part of a project designed to sow ideas, grow inspiration and cultivate futures, 300 London schools are growing their own picnic this summer and their reward could be a £500 voucher from GardenSite.