Christmas lights – there being so many different types of them these days, it is utterly bewildering. When we were small, the most exciting thing in our village was the Major at the top of the hill who used to put brightly coloured lights around […]
Getting out there for the annual firework display – that used to be the highlight of my birthday celebratory period. Although born in October, I always had the honour of having a family sized box of fireworks and a belated party as part of our […]
The nights are beginning to get seriously nippy now. Gone is mellow September with all the glorious last weeks of summer time. The sun is often out in the day time now, causing the Indian summer we so long for, but the nights don’t seem to have caught the drift – it is decidedly parky here now. So what to do with the garden now that mother nature’s little sunbeams have shifted away for the season of good cheer. We can either shut up shop altogether and remain huddled indoors, sat around the god known as tablet or laptop, or we can bite the bullet, get a new heavy duty winter coat and truly embrace the chance to see our garden in a new light. Talk to professionals – they do know how to highlight and downlight a garden scheme and will deal with the safety aspects – often overlooked by the amateur.