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.