With gardens becoming smaller, neighbours closer and roads busier, we all suffer from different types of noise pollution. But, as Andy Taylor reports, Forest have now come up with a new kind of fencing that minimizes this nuisance.
Outdoor Christmas decorations, internally lit by bright LEDs introduce light and interest into your garden, and these traditional characters and animals will give your visitors a particularly sparkling festive welcome.
Konstsmide are market leaders in outdoor Christmas decorations, and who best to welcome guests than one of their illuminated Santas, always with a smile gleaming from underneath his white beard and carrying a sack of neatly wrapped gifts.
Snowmen can be added to the scene, pictured skiing and sweeping. Colourfully crafted out of highly durable and detailed acrylic, children will adore their bright blue buttons, coal black eyes and a carrot nose.
There can't be an animal more associated with this time of the year than the reindeer, as without them no presents would ever be delivered.
There's a superb range to decorate your garden. Expertly modelled, these are fabulous ornaments that will endearingly stand proud in your garden.
Konstsmide Reindeers and Sledge can glide through your garden or decorate the patio, while Three Reindeer on Sticks with Sleigh come to life with sixty warm white LEDs.
Polar Bears, either sitting or prowling, are another animal we associate with winter and they, together with bright blue and white penguins pictured in a variety of poses, can fill your outside space with dazzling light.
Wreaths and garlands hang on many people's doors over Christmas and Konstsmide have added warm white lights, that can be either battery or mains powered, to the traditional foliage.
On the path leading to the front door can be solar powered star-shaped lights, blue, white or multi-coloured, each bunch is laden with stars and they shimmer in the darkness where mains power isn't possible.
Hanging lanterns may be placed in trees along the way and Twig Trees, in a variety of styles and sizes, will add light and magic with a glittering framework of twigs and branches.
Create a garden that is full of light this Christmas, there's no reason not to with this marvellous choice of outdoor Christmas decorations that shimmer with LED brilliance.
April, particularly if you are on holiday over Easter, is the time when gardeners, whatever their level of enthusiasm and skill, want to get into the garden. Andy Taylor looks at the gardening jobs that can be achieved this month.
With rising water temperature and kinder weather, April is a good month for pond maintenance and Dan Everton takes a look at the jobs that need to be done this month.
Pay attention to your lawn in the spring and Andy Taylor reckons you will receive dividends later in the year.
Looking to buy a timber planter but not sure what to purchase? David Coton provides some helpful advice on the many different designs that are available and how they can transform your patio and garden.