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The power of the sun

Posted on May 30 2016 at 11:15:51 0 comments

Solar lights


We have had a few lovely days of weather already this year, tantalising us with a taste of what we all hope will be a summer filled with plenty of sunshine and not too many showers, writes Nicci Gow.

There really is no greater pleasure than sitting outside on a warm summer’s evening, enjoying the scents and sounds of an English garden. T

ake the chill off the evening with some outdoor heating, and solar lights will add a little sparkle and glamour – then you are all set to make the most of every minute that the British weather allows!

It is amazing how you can extend the time that you enjoy sitting out in the evening when you add the warmth, dancing flames and aroma of a real wood fire in a chimenea or firepit.

And as the evening turns into night, light up your patio without having to worry about outdoor sockets and trailing wires, by using solar-powered lighting.

From simple pathway markers to strings of twinkling fairy lights or lanterns, solar lights are the perfect way to add that touch of glamour to your evening.

Capturing the power of the sun during daylight hours, these lights really do provide very effective illumination at night. Many can be used to provide either a changing colour effect or a simple white light so you can change the look to suit your mood.

So, make the most of summer – stimulate your senses!

Twinkling lights, vibrant blooms to catch the eye; heady fragrant flowers, a pot full of herbs and woodsmoke to scent the air – not forgetting those delicious award-winning Maynards sausages (did you know we now stock a range of fabulous chilled bacon, sausages and cheeses?) sizzling away on the barbecue to make your mouth water!

Nicci Gow and her husband Neil are co-owners of Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre.

Alcester Rd, Burcot, Bromsgrove, B60 1PW
Tel: 01527 873 470

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