Poinsettias Now Available From Our Garden Centre

Wildlife

With Christmas rapidly approaching, our New Oscott Garden Centre has just taken delivery of that most seasonal of plants – the Poinsettia. These are David Hall's tips on to how to keep these beautiful plants at their colourful best.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Thursday, 8th of December, 2016.

How to Choose Your Christmas Wreath & Garland

Poinsettia

Christmas wreaths, swags and garlands might be thought a little old fashioned, but Robert Hall thinks that modern versions of these traditional decorations are a fabulous way to combine tradition with colourful contemporary themes.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 15th of November, 2016.

Quirky & Novelty Indoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas

In the past Christmas decorations were limited to streamers and fairy lights but now, as Robert Hall has discovered, there is a huge selection of novelty lights that can add brightness and fun to your celebrations.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 28th of November, 2016.

Our Top Light Up Christmas Penguins

Christmas Lights

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.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Friday, 21st of November, 2014.

GardenSite Donates Christmas Tree To Hospice

Christmas Lights

Our garden centre has been part of the local community for over 60 years, so when one of our partners, David Coton, received a request to donate a Christmas tree to a nearby hospice, he had no hesitation in helping them out.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Wednesday, 7th of December, 2016.

How To Choose A Real Christmas Tree

John Taylor Hospice

Many people believe that Christmas would not have the same festive feel without the scent of a 'real' Christmas tree. They're naturally fresh, giving off a lovely aroma, and here Martyn Loach gives advice on which ones to buy..

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Tuesday, 6th of December, 2016.

Why Choose Premier Branded Christmas Lights

Christmas Trees

There's a huge selection of Premier Christmas Lights, and it's no wonder why they are market leaders judging by the variety and innovation that's on offer. This is Andy Taylor's guide to their range of top quality lights and decorations.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Monday, 28th of November, 2016.

Why Choose An Artificial Christmas Tree

Christmas Lights

When purchasing a Christmas tree, you may or may not be aware that you're continuing a centuries old tradition that was enthusiastically adopted by the Victorians. An artificial tree as Andy Taylor explains is just a modern take on this age old practice.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Monday, 5th of December, 2016.

Top Tips For Battery Powered Christmas Lights

Christmas Trees

This guide by Andy Taylor is all about battery powered lights, a very safe way to decorate your home with festive colour. With low running costs and bright LEDs, batteries may be the smart choice this Christmas.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 1st of December, 2016.

Types Of Festoon Lights For Christmas & Parties

Christmas Lights

There's nothing more traditional at Christmas than festoon lighting with strings of bulbs stretched across the front of a house or decorating the garden. David Coton reviews these old style lights that have now been brought right up to date by the use of LEDs.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Friday, 18th of November, 2016.

How To Sparkle Up Your Christmas With Icicle Lights

Christmas Lights

Icicle lights are among the most popular Christmas decorations. Andy Taylor is using them to decorate the interior and outside of his house this year and here he explains why.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Wednesday, 16th of November, 2016.

How To Decorate The Outside Of Your House In Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Outdoor Christmas lights brighten the deepest mid-winter, follow Nathan James Dodd's advice and you can achieve a stunning show that will be the envy of your neighbourhood.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 9th of November, 2015.

Create An Outdoor Christmas Lighting Display

Christmas

Whether contemporary or traditional, Outdoor Christmas Lighting adds a magical dimension to everyone's celebrations. With modern technology, Nathan James Dodd suggests that there's a huge choice of lighting and brilliant effects to satisfy even the most vivid imagination.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 15th of December, 2015.

Types Of Battery Operated Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

If you want to save on energy this Christmas, Nathan James Dodd thinks you should look no further than Battery Operated Christmas Lights.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Monday, 30th of November, 2015.

Why Choose LED Christmas Fairy Lights

Seasonal

When you think of Christmas lighting, there's nothing more traditional than fairy lights. David Coton has been looking at the new generation of Christmas Fairy Lights that will brighten your home this year.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Thursday, 26th of November, 2015.

The Best Twig Trees Available To Buy

Christmas Lights

Glistening and glittering, Christmas Twig Trees provide a superb backdrop of sparkling light both inside the house and in the garden. Nathan James Dodd reviews a range of trees that have increased in popularity tremendously over recent years.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 11th of November, 2015.

What Are Cluster Lights And Why Are They So Popular?

Christmas Trees

Robert Hall decorates his Christmas tree with cluster lights, here he explains why they are so effective and the reasons why they have become seasonal best sellers.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 16th of November, 2015.

GardenSite's Top Premier Wreaths, Swags & Garlands

Christmas Lights

Wreaths, Swags and Garlands are traditional Christmas decorations, bringing foliage, fir cones and berries into the home to dress your door, fireplace or staircase. Nathan James Dodd discovers why the extensive range that Premier offers is so popular every yuletide season.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 10th of November, 2015.

How To Decorate Your Home With Christmas Lights

Seasonal

Decorating your home with colourful lights, whether traditional or contemporary in style, is one of the joys of Christmas. Nathan James Dodd has discovered that now, more than ever, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing festive lighting.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 6th of November, 2015.

Our Top 3 Christmas Flowering Bulbs

Christmas Lights

On Sunday afternoon you can still hear hum of lawnmowers and hedge trimmers. But, if you want flowering bulbs to fill your Christmas with colour and fragrance, David Hall says that you must start planning now.

Author: David Hall

Written by David Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2015.

Types of Christmas Window Lights

Christmas Bulbs

Window Lights are a wonderful way to greet visitors to your house at Christmas, and here Andy Taylor reviews a contemporary and traditional range of Candlesticks, Welcome Lights and Silhouettes.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Tuesday, 13th of December, 2016.

How To Decorate Your Garden With Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

This is Andy Taylor's guide on how to decorate your garden with Christmas during the festive season, creating a beautiful, sometimes stunning display of brightness and colour.

Author: Andrew Taylor

Written by Andrew Taylor.
Published on Thursday, 17th of November, 2016.