As winter draws in and Christmas beckons, indoor plants, floral and foliage decorations assume greater significance. David Coton suggests how you can transform your home with the colourful interest of seasonal plants.
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.
As in previous years, this popular event featured gifted students from the academy giving solo performances or playing in ensembles to create what has become a spellbinding evening.
When GardenSite was first approached to donate a Christmas tree, Partner David Coton was pleased to support a school whose talented students work incredibly hard to ensure such a spectacular show can be enjoyed by the whole community.
A 12ft tree was selected and delivered to the school. Once decorated in traditional style, it helped provide a magnificent seasonal setting for the concert.
After the concert, headteacher Samantha Kibble commented, “The school has an outstanding reputation for performing arts. Our students are creative and versatile and knew how to put on a spectacular show.”
And we received this feedback from School Business Manager, Tracy Phillips, “The event was free to enter, with any voluntary donations going to support the music department, so the donation of such a superb tree was very much appreciated."
"Many thanks for providing us with such a beautiful tree, it looked absolutely perfect and helped transform Arthur Terry into a winter wonderland.”
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GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.
Whether it's a bleak December or the more mild weather we are becoming used to, you can still spend useful time in the garden during the last month of the year. David Coton suggests some garden jobs that can occupy the short days.
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