Guest Gill Gaunlet's top tips to create an outdoor haven
Hi all, Gill here!
I think that spring may be here at last, thank goodness. Whether you have patch of grass or a well manicured lawn, we all like to picnic outdoors.
All the better on a sunny day when there is not a cloud in the sky, just sitting in our own garden , enjoying the moment, relaxing and admiring our surroundings... ahhh bliss.
Outdoor entertaining has now reached new and dizzy heights. I for one love using my small but neat garden as another room.
Our garden furniture is first choice for setting the scene. Great pieces and value for money is our first priority. What better way is there than to sit in comfort in your own garden enjoying a cuppa or even a nice glass of wine and relax.
Our solar lights come into their own. Charged up by daylight - and that does not mean it has to be a bright sunny day - they light up in the early evening and stay alight 'till morning.
Wherever you wish to place them, the sight of them twinkling away is a delight to behold and they add a warm feeling to the place. If you have any outdoor steps, place a light at either side of the step and you will always be able to see your way. They add a touch of glamour around a water feature. A well lit garden is welcoming to friends and family but off putting to would be thieves and unwelcome visitors. Even if you don't have a garden they are the perfect size for window boxes.
The simplicity of design means you get something easy to use but a delight to look at and a sturdy build. How many times have you bought something and when you look at the instructions you need a degree in physics to get it to work or sometimes the instructions are so tiny it is impossible to read them?!
Our lights will turn your garden into a safer place without the need for wiring and digging. If you want to move them just pull them up and put them wherever you wish. Job done, as they say!
To finish off the look we have our flameless candles. What a revelation they are. No messy wax and no naked flame to worry about. Every candle is lit by a battery which can be on/off or blow on, blow off!! So much fun and the perfect answer to a well lit outdoor area. The candles look lovely together but equally beautiful when set by themselves.
My own garden, small as it is, has been completely transformed by the lights and candles. As I sit on my comfortable garden chair, I feel at peace with the world and ready for the summer months ahead. The ambience created only takes a small amount of time and effort but the difference between what I had and what I have now is amazing.
Try it for yourselves and let me know how you get on. I would love to hear from you with any fresh ideas and will answer any questions you might have.
Together we will have the garden we so deserve.
I have got a busy week with two Today's Special Value offer, I couldn't be more excited and I am so lucky to have a job I truly love!