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.
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.
Log burners and open fires have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Andy Taylor explains how you can have a continuous supply of dry, well seasoned, wood by investing in a log store.
With spring well under way, you may be considering buying a greenhouse, Andy Taylor tells you how this will increase your chances of successfully growing a wider variety of plants over a longer period of time.