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.
Although from the southern hemisphere, while Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, penguins are essential Christmas characters and Andy Taylor explains how to complete your decorations with this quirky flightless bird.
Black, blue and white or multi-coloured, our penguins come in a variety of sizes and will come alive when lit by LEDs.
King of our penguins is 63cm tall and comes from the Swedish manufacturers Konstsmide. It's modelled in acrylic and filled with bright LEDs.
Smaller versions are also available and all come with a transformer and plug.
Konstsmide produce several other illuminated penguins for outdoor and indoor use. They are seen waddling, standing, and laying on the ice, and there's a very sweet depiction of a mother and her baby.
Similar acrylic penguins are produced by Premier and are delivered complete with a transformer and cable for immediate use.
Particularly attractive are three colour changing moms and their offspring, blue, red or green that can be bought individually or as a set.
A baby penguin is also particularly cute and they are all house trained, so can be located in the house as well as outside.
As can be expected from Vivid Arts, their penguins are meticulously created from high quality resin.
The Emperor Penguin is tremendously impressive and will welcome your guests with his distinct black and orange plumage.
For your own penguin, visit the dedicated Christmas Penguins page on GardenSite and pick up a penguin right now.
With high winds increasingly affecting most parts of Britain, many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite can help with an insurance quote and claim.
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.
Although gardening activity in February may not be so frenetic as during the summer months, there's still plenty to be done and Spring is just around the corner. Nathan James Dodd suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Dan Everton helps you look after your pond during the February with some tips on the precautions you can take to avoid the water freezing over, and advice on keeping fish at this time of the year.