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Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:37

We haven't got an outside socket and wanted a quick fix as solar lights don't do much at this time of year.

Those lights in my outside tree are outdoor, battery timer ones, about six quid from wilkos. You put three AA batteries in and switch them on, they stay on for six hours then go out until the same time the next day.

So I put them on at four and they go out at ten and come back on at four every day. I thought they wouldn't last long but so far they haven't got any dimmer and they've been up for two weeks. Once they get dim or go out I'll just charge up the AA's and put them back in.

So they are not bad for a quick fix if you want nice lights for Christmas.

Star gazer lily, we got that one in a pot from the garden centre last year, I put it in the ground a few days after new years and it has done well, it has had new growth on it.

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:48

Ha!, GWRS, I was thinking too early in the day  Good one Edd!

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:18

Seasons greetings all, I liked looking through this thread. I'm a sucker for Christmas and put my decks up on the first. Went out to get food shopping last night and driving past all the houses lit up was so nice. Is it too early for some mulled wine?

My indoor tree and the one I planted out last year after Christmas.


Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:56

Thanks Dove. I will check them out.

Thanks also Gardenmaiden, sorry your post wasn't showing when I replied before.

Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:33

Hello Dove!

Thanks for the response. You know now I'm doubting myself, I maybe just thought it wasn't evergreen, but looking at the pictures the leaves are already on when it flowered. The wood pigeons were eating the berries also, so that's probably why there weren't any in autumn.

Thanks Dove. Are there different types of Pyracantha? I want one like this for my garden.

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:22

Those pictures are amazing!

Had the feeling I was being watched one day, this one was looking at me for about an hour over the fence.


Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:12

Hello All!

Hope everyone is well.

This was a plant outside my old house, I just found  a picture of it. It was a vigorous grower. These flowers appeared in spring, followed by orange berries. Now the flowers to me look like Pyracantha, when I've looked them up. The berries also.

The thing is, when I read up on Pyracantha, they all say that the berries come in autumn, but as I've said, they came straight after the flowers and gone by mid summer. Also I'm pretty sure this wasn't evergreen. Any ideas?

 Cheers all!

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:19

Thanks for the advice Verdun, I will remember to do that. Yes mine also still looks as good ever at the moment.

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:27

Thanks Verdun, I moved it earlier. It was too close to a spirea I planted. It's now in a nice spot which looks a lot better. I have to say it's one of my favourite buys of the year. It was a little £12 jobby. It's grown and flourished and looked great all year.

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:33

Thanks Dave! Much appreciated.

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