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.
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.
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.