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.
It was quite an honour for GardenSite to be asked to supply the Christmas Tree to Birmingham New Street Station this year, and to celebrate we're offering a Champagne High Tea to the winners of a seasonal selfie competition.
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.
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.
With technology evolving and an increasing emphasis on energy efficiency, there is now a far greater choice of Christmas lighting. Robert Hall discovers what type of lights will be trending this year.
It shouldn't come as a complete surprise that strings of Christmas lights that are used for a fortnight or so and then stored as a tangled heap, perhaps in a damp loft, sometimes fail when they emerge the following year. However, changing light bulbs, whether indoor or outdoor, should be a very simple procedure if you follow a few straightforward guidelines.