Solar Lights for Shady Spots27th February 2016 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
I’ve recently bought some solar lights to illuminate the steps from our entrance to the front door. The problem is that although there is no shortage of sun there at the moment, as soon as everything starts to grow, the sunlight will be increasingly limited – so there is no point in fixing them permanently to the steps. After some pondering, I’ve come up with a solution that I think will work. Using my trusty Bosch cordless drill, I have attached the fixings and then each of the lights to its own brick. This gives them stability and flexibility – with lights that can be moved to the sunniest spot to charge during the day – and then to the darkest steps when needed to cast their light in the evening. I won’t be dashing out every evening to do this, just when we have visitors who are less familiar with our path.